All-New Mazda CX-80: The new seven-seat Mazda flagship

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Following the launch of the CX-60, the all-new Mazda CX-80 is the second of two new models for Europe from the company’s Large Product group. It is the most spacious car in Mazda’s European line-up and will become the new flagship for Mazda in the region.

In this latest evolution of Mazda’s unique Kodo design approach, the designers have focused on the elegance and purity of a minimalist Japanese aesthetic, which removes all unnecessary elements, achieved through the unique ‘hands-on’ approach of Mazda’s designers and master craftsmen, whose goal is to produce cars that could only have been Crafted in Japan.

At almost five metres long and with a wheelbase of over three metres, the all-new Mazda CX-80 is longer, higher, and has a significantly longer wheelbase than the popular CX-60. In conjunction with two-fold-flat third row seats, the CX-80 will be available with a choice of three second row configurations, including the choice of two separate captain seats combined with either a centre console or a walk through to the third row.

The all-new Mazda CX-80 features technology appropriate for the flagship of Mazda’s European model range and includes three new features: a new Alexa in-car voice control, a new hybrid navigation system combining the advantages of both offline and online services, and a new Trailer Hitch View which uses the centre display and advanced graphics to help position the vehicle relative to a trailer.

The CX-80 is available with a choice of two powertrains at launch: an e-Skyactiv PHEV, combining a four-cylinder petrol engine and an electric motor, offering engaging performance with excellent environmental credentials; and a highly efficient, e-Skyactiv D, in-line six-cylinder diesel unit featuring Mazda’s M Hybrid Boost 48V mild hybrid system, which delivers outstanding emission and fuel economy performance for the segment.[1]

The e-Skyactiv PHEV has a total system output of 327 PS/241 kW and 500 Nm of torque. It accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 6.8 seconds, has a top speed of 195 km/h, and offers 60 km of all-electric driving. Offering outstanding environmental credentials, it returns a WLTP average fuel consumption of 1.6 l/100 km and CO2 emissions of only 36 g/km. The e-Skyactiv D generates 254 PS, accelerating from 0-100 km/h in 8.4 seconds and on to a maximum speed of 219 km/h. WLTP average fuel consumption is 5.7-5.8 l/100 km and CO2 emissions 148-151 g/km.

Both powerplants are mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission and Mazda’s i-Activ All-Wheel Drive system. Mazda Intelligent Drive Select (Mi-Drive) also offers a choice of four drive modes (plus EV mode for the PHEV) as already introduced in the CX-60.