Sporting MX-5 he is no longer the only one Mazda rear wheel drive sold in Europewell the CX-60 has landed on the Old Continent. But, if you need more space, the manufacturer’s UK branch announced that the Mazda CX-80will be released sometime in 2023 like a new three-row SUV. The technical specifications are still unknown, but it is likely that both SUVs will be identical, except for the difference in size where the CX-80 will consist of seven seats.
The Mazda CX-80 will arrive in Europe as a three-row SUV
The CX-60 rides on a RWD-based platform, and is also the first Mazda to employ a new family of six-cylinder in-line gasoline and diesel engines coupled with a plug-in hybrid configuration. The CX-80 could inherit the powertrains and the choice between rear-wheel drive and all wheel drive linked to a automatic transmission eight speed. Like the Miata, the midsize SUV has something called Kinematic Stance Control, which decreases body roll by applying the brake to the inside rear wheel when cornering.
In regards to the size of the CX-80the Mazda it doesn’t say yet, but it’s worth mentioning that the standard two-row CX-60 is 4,740 millimeters (186.6 in) long and has a 2,870-mm (113-in) wheelbase. Also, its heaviest configuration is nearly 2,100 kilograms (4,630 pounds). Needless to mention that the CX-80 it will be slightly heavier as a result of the bodywork being extended to accommodate the third row of seats.
Unfortunately, the CX-60 and the CX-80 will not reach North America, but Mazda it plans equivalent models like the CX-70 and CX-90, respectively. The former has been confirmed to have a 3.3-litre inline-six petrol engine but different to the 280 Hp and 331 lb-ft (450 Nm) of torque available in the Australian-spec CX-60.
The CX-70 bound for USA it will debut soon, possibly as a 2024 model. For its part, the CX-90 will follow at a later date.
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