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The New Mazda CX-80: Redefining Mazda's SUV Lineup

22 Apr 2024
  • How does Mazda's tailored approach with the CX-80 reflect a deeper understanding of European SUV preferences and needs?
  • What are the specifications of the Mazda CX-80 2025?
  • What are the interior design features of the Mazda CX-80 2025?

Mazda has taken a bold step forward in expanding its SUV offerings with the introduction of the new CX-80, a model designed exclusively for the European market. Positioned as a larger and more spacious alternative to Mazda's existing SUV lineup, the CX-80 brings distinct features and capabilities that set it apart from its counterparts, notably the CX-60.

Distinctive Size for Enhanced Comfort and Versatility

 Distinctive Size for Enhanced Comfort and Versatility

What immediately catches the eye is the CX-80's substantial size. At 196.6 inches in length and 67.3 inches in height, it surpasses the CX-60 by 9.8 inches in length and 0.9 inches in height. This increase in dimensions translates into a more capacious interior, offering enhanced comfort and versatility. Notably, the wheelbase has been extended by 9.8 inches to 122.8 inches, further accentuating its spaciousness.

Unlike the American-centric approach of offering identically sized SUVs with different seating configurations (CX-70 and CX-90), Mazda's European strategy revolves around tailoring each model to specific size requirements. The CX-80's distinctive dimensions emphasize Mazda's commitment to catering to regional preferences and needs.

Performance

Performance

Performance-wise, the CX-80 doesn't disappoint. It debuts in Europe with a diesel engine option—a rarity in North America. The inline-six, 3.3-liter engine with mild-hybrid technology delivers a robust 250 horsepower and 550 Nm of torque, powering all four wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission. This setup ensures a balanced blend of power, efficiency, and driving dynamics tailored for European driving conditions.

In addition to the diesel variant, Mazda offers a plug-in hybrid version of the CX-80. This configuration features a 2.5-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine paired with an electric motor, generating a combined output of 323 horsepower and 500 Nm of torque. With a sprint time of 6.8 seconds from 0 to 100 kmh and an impressive electric range of 33 miles, the plug-in hybrid variant appeals to those seeking a greener alternative without compromising on performance.

Interior appointments of the CX-80

Interior appointments of the CX-80

Interior appointments of the CX-80 underscore Mazda's dedication to luxury and technology. Customers can choose between six or seven seats, with the option of a pass-through or center console for the second row. Every trim level boasts three-zone climate control, a 12.3-inch touchscreen, and an instrument cluster of the same size—reflecting Mazda's commitment to integrating advanced tech seamlessly into its vehicles.

Furthermore, Mazda has equipped the CX-80 with premium amenities such as ventilated front seats, a Bose sound system, 20-inch wheels, and the innovative Kinematic Posture Control (KPC) technology, previously seen on the iconic Miata sports car. These features elevate the CX-80's appeal, offering a blend of comfort, convenience, and driving dynamics rarely seen in its segment.

In conclusion, the Mazda CX-80 represents a calculated expansion of Mazda's SUV lineup, tailored specifically for European preferences. With its larger dimensions, diverse powertrain options, and premium features, the CX-80 promises to redefine expectations in the European SUV market, offering a compelling blend of performance, luxury, and innovation. Keep an eye out for the CX-80—it's poised to make a significant impact on Mazda's European journey.

Wael Nakhle

BY Wael Nakhle

Wael is an automotive content writer specializes in creating written content for Motor 283. Producing a wide range of content, including blog posts, articles, product descriptions, reviews, and technical guides related to cars, trucks, motorcycles, and other vehicles, with an unprecedented passion for cars, and motorcycles.

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