Mazda has taken the covers off its new CX-80 three-row SUV in Europe, ahead of its expected arrival in Australian showrooms “before the end of this year”.

    The 2025 Mazda CX-80 is effectively a stretched version of the CX-60, measuring “almost five metres long” with “a wheelbase of over three metres” – making it longer and higher than its sibling, but also shorter than the American-focused CX-70 and CX-90.

    Key changes over the CX-60 besides physical dimensions include two available second-row seating configurations depending on variant, though full details of the Australian lineup will be announced closer to launch.

    UPDATE 19/4/2024: We’ve updated this article with more imagery from the European media kit.

    Like the CX-8 and CX-9 before it, as well as the related CX-90, the CX-80 will be available with a conventional three-seat rear bench or two captain chairs with a centre console, in addition to a flat-folding third row of seats.

    Confirmed details for the Australian market thus far include Mazda Connected Services accessible in conjunction with the new MyMazda App – debuting shortly on the new MX-5 sports car – as well as a new Trailer Hitch View “which uses the centre display and advanced graphics to help position the vehicle relative to a caravan or trailer”.

    Mazda’s local division has also confirmed the available with three distinct powertrains: an inline six-cylinder turbo-petrol (3.3 e-Skyactiv G); an inline six-cylinder turbo-diesel (3.3 e-Skyactiv D); as well as a 241kW/500Nm four-cylinder plug-in hybrid (2.5 e-Skyactiv PHEV).

    All three options in Australia will come standard with an eight-speed automatic transmission and rear-biased all-wheel drive. It’s expected the Australian drivetrain lineup will effectively mirror that of the smaller two-row CX-60, though exact details of the M Hybrid models haven’t been confirmed nor has EV driving range for the PHEV.

    The CX-80 will also debut some extended driver assistance functionality when it lands Down Under, including a new Unresponsive Driver Support feature (also coming to the CX-70), head-on collision mitigation for the AEB system, as well as head-on traffic avoidance assist for the emergency lane-keeping function.

    Australia is one of, if not the only market globally to receive all four of the Large Product Group models from Mazda.

    The CX-60 and CX-80 are primarily targeted at Europe, the UK and Japan; while the longer and wider CX-70 and CX-90 have been developed for the Americas.

    Full pricing and specifications for the CX-80 will be released closer to launch towards the end of the year. Stay tuned to CarExpert for all the latest.

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