New Mazda CX-80 breaks cover with PHEV and diesel mild hybrid options

Mazda has unveiled its new seven-seat flagship CX-80, the most spacious car in its European line-up. At almost five metres long and with a wheelbase of over three metres, 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 centre console or a walk through to the third row.

The new Mazda CX-80 features technology appropriate for the flagship of Mazda’s European model range and 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 centre display and advanced graphics to help position the vehicle relative to a trailer.

The CX-80 is available with a choice of two powertrains at launch: an e-Skyactiv PHEV, combining a four-cylinder petrol engine and an electric motor; and a highly efficient, e-Skyactiv D, 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 0-100 km/h in 6.8 seconds, has a top speed of 195 km/h, and offers 60 km of all-electric driving, according to Mazda.

Said by the Japanese marque to offer "outstanding environmental credentials", 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 254 PS, accelerating from 0-100 km/h in 8.4 seconds and on to a maximum speed of 219 km/h. WLTP average fuel consumption is 5.7-5.8 l/100 km and CO2 emissions 148-151 g/km, claims Mazda.

Both powertrains 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.

Mazda states that the CX-80’s platform features double wishbone front and multi-link rear suspension to ensure high levels of ride comfort, a 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 set-up. The all-new Mazda CX-80 also has an impressive towing capacity of 2,500 kg.

There will be a total of nine exterior paint options to choose from, including a new 'Melting Copper'. 'Artisan Red' will be Mazda's new signature hue as the brand steers away from 'Soul Red'.

The CX-80’s comprehensive 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.

The new Mazda CX-80 will go on sale in Ireland later this year, with pricing to be announced closer to launch.

 

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