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The Three-row version of the CX-60, the CX-80 will be revealed for the European market by the end of this year.
Mazda CX-80 Debut Confirmed For Late 2023 In Europe
Mazda Europe CEO Martijn ten Brink says the CX-80 three-row SUV will go on sale by the end of the year. Meanwhile, the CX-3 is being discontinued in Europe.
Following the launch of the CX-60 last year in Europe and the recently unveiled CX-90 in the United States, Mazda will double down on its rear-wheel-drive SUV offerings later in 2023. We've already learned the CX-70 will be unveiled in the following months as a two-row version of the CX-90 in North America. In addition, the company's boss in Europe has now told Automotive News Europe the CX-80 is on track for a release late this year.
When asked by ANE whether the CX-80 is slated to premiere this year, Martijn ten Brink said: "Yes, we will see it by year-end." He refrained from going into details about the model, but it'll essentially be a larger, three-row version of the CX-60. In other words, expect something along the lines of a European version of the new CX-90 but with a narrower body. The newcomer won't be sold exclusively on the Old Continent as Mazda intends to also launch the vehicle at home in Japan and other markets as well.
The seven-seat CX-80 should stretch beyond the 4,740 millimeters (186.6 inches) length of the CX-60. To accommodate a third row, the wheelbase will be longer than 2,870 mm (113 in). It too will ride on Mazda's new RWD-based platform with inline-six gasoline and diesel engines as well as a plug-in hybrid powertrain. In some markets, the CX-60 is also sold with four-cylinder engines but it remains to be seen whether the bigger SUV will get four-pot power.