CX-80 is Mazda’s new flagship in Europe

Yesterday, Mazda launched its CX-80 in Europe. This seven-seater is the second of two new models for Europe from the company’s Large Product group, after the CX-60. It is the most spacious car in Mazda’s European portfolio and will be the company’s new flagship on the old continent.

“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. This is 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’,” the press release boasts.


At almost five meters long and with a wheelbase of over three meters, 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 center 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. It 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 center display and advanced graphics to help position the vehicle relative to a trailer,” explains Mazda.

Two powertrains, All-wheel drive

The powertrains available are similar to those offered on the CX-60. There’s an e-Skyactiv PHEV, combining a four-cylinder petrol engine and an electric motor, and an e-Skyactiv D, an in-line six-cylinder diesel unit featuring Mazda’s M Hybrid Boost 48V mild hybrid system.

The e-Skyactiv PHEV has a total system output of 327 PS/241 kW and 500 Nm of torque. It accelerates from 0 to 100 kph in 6.8 seconds, has a top speed of 195 kph, and offers 60 km of all-electric driving. 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 187 kW/254 PS, accelerates from 0 to 100 kph in 8.4 seconds, and reaches a maximum speed of 219 kph. WLTP average fuel consumption is 5.7-5.8 l/100 km, and CO2 emissions are 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.

Comfort and safety

The CX-80’s platform features a double-wishbone front and multi-link rear suspension “to ensure high ride comfort, stable posture, and smooth body control.”

Its rear-biased, permanent all-wheel drive system combines the stability and traction of AWD with the neutral cornering characteristics of a rear-wheel drive setup. The all-new Mazda CX-80 also has a 2,500 kg towing capacity.

The CX-80’s range of advanced i-Activsense driver assistance systems targets a Euro NCAP 5-star safety rating. New safety features debuting in the CX-80 include Cruising & Traffic Support (CTS) with new Unresponsive Driver Support, Smart Brake Support (SBS) with new Head-on collision mitigation, and Emergency Lane Keeping (ELK) with new Head-on traffic avoidance assist.

Presales for the all-new Mazda CX-80 will start in May, and the car will be available at the dealerships in Autumn 2024.




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