Ahead of a late 2024 Australian release, the 2025 Mazda CX-80 six- and seven-seat SUV has been revealed. The fourth member of the ‘Mazda Premium’ lineup and the fourth SUV to use Mazda’s new rear-biased platform, the CX-80 is heavily based on the CX-60 – a size below the CX-70 and CX-90 twins – that was released in Australia in 2023 but adds extra length and extra seats. The CX-80 – like the CX-8 that it replaces – stylistically takes lots from its larger and smaller siblings and in this case largely takes the CX-60’s front and combines it with the CX-90’s rear.

According to Mazda, “The new Mazda CX-80, available as a six or seven-seater and almost five meters long, combines an elegant appearance with generous space in three rows of seats.”

“After the Mazda CX-60, the new Mazda CX-80 is the second model based on the large platform with longitudinally installed drives. Up to seven occupants enjoy plenty of space. The optional panoramic roof or the wide instrument panel enhance the spacious feeling.”

Using the same ‘Large’ platform as its CX-60, CX-70 and CX-90 siblings – of which Australia will be one of the only countries in the world to sell all four – the 2025 Mazda CX-80 will be offered with a choice of the same drivetrains as the CX-60 it’s based on: a 2.5-litre four-cylinder plug-in hybrid and two inline sixes, one diesel and one petrol. An eight-speed automatic transmission will be standard across the range, as will an all-wheel drive system.

Measuring 4,993mm in length and with a wheelbase of 3,119mm, the CX-80 is 250mm longer overall and with a 250mm-longer wheelbase than the CX-60. But it’s also 127mm shorter than the bigger CX-90. While Australian specs are yet to be announced, there’s reportedly 270-litres of space behind the third row of seating and 1,970L of space with the second and third rows of seating folded.

The front cabin of the CX-80 appears to be largely identical to the CX-60 with large dual 12.3-inch screens and a variety of upholstery and trim options. Depending on market, the central screen is now available with Mazda’s new connected services – which we expect to be offered in Australia – including Alexa integration, while there’s also a special trailer hitching mode for the 360-degree camera. Behind the front cabin, the second row can be chosen with either two – with captain’s chairs and a centre console – or three seats.

Mazda has also added some new features to the CX-80 not yet seen in the smaller CX-60, including adaptive lane guidance with new unresponsive driver support, auto emergency braking with new head-on collision mitigation, and emergency lane keeping with new head-on traffic avoidance assist.

The Mazda CX-80 will go on sale in Australia before the end of 2024, with local pricing and specifications due to be announced before then. Stay tuned to DiscoverAuto for the latest automotive news and reviews.

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