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2025 Mazda CX-80: New SUV teased ahead of imminent reveal

The all-new Mazda CX-80 three-row SUV will be revealed on April 18, the company has confirmed.

Set to become the fourth model to be based on Mazda’s premium-leaning Large Architecture platform, the CX-80 has been teased with a cropped view of the rear quarter – which to no surprise looks like the related CX-60 and CX-90.

While details are light, Mazda has confirmed the CX-80 will be “almost five metres long” with a wheelbase of over three metres”.

For reference, the CX-60 is 4740mm long with a 2870mm wheelbase, while the CX-90 is 5120mm long with a 3120mm wheelbase.

“The CX-80 is longer, higher and has a significantly longer wheelbase than the popular CX-60,” Mazda says in its media release.

Other confirmed features for the new Mazda SUV include Mazda Connected Services, as well as the option of both a three-seat rear bench or a two-seat second row with captain chairs and a centre console.

It also appears the teaser images shows a car in the brand’s new Artisan Red, a darker take on the brand’s signature Soul Red.

Further details will be announced when the Mazda CX-80 is revealed in Europe on April 18 at 20:00 AEST– stay tuned to CarExpert for our coverage.

While Mazda Australia has already confirmed the CX-80 will make it local showrooms, it’s unclear exactly when we can expect the spiritual successor to the now defunct CX-8 to arrive Down Under.

The smaller CX-60 and larger CX-90 both launched in the second half of 2023, and the Japanese brand has already confirmed the large five-seat CX-70 for an Australian introduction in late 2024.

Given the CX-70 was only just revealed two months ago, the CX-80 shouldn’t be far behind. Expect it to land in Australia either very late in 2024 or early in 2025.

Mazda’s premium positioning for its Large Architecture products should see the CX-80 rival everything from high-spec versions of the Hyundai Santa Fe and Kia Sorento to lower grades of the Audi Q7 and Volvo XC90.

When it does arrive, the Mazda CX-80 is expected to offer versions of the 3.3-litre inline six-cylinder petrol and diesel engines with 48V mild-hybrid technology shared with other members of the Large Architecture family, as well as a 2.5-litre four-cylinder plug-in hybrid option.

Unlike the CX-70 and CX-90, which are larger, wide-bodied SUVs aimed at the North American market, the CX-80 will be more of a stretched take on the CX-70 with a skinnier body better suited to Japan and Europe.

It’s a similar approach to the brand’s previous generation of SUVs, where the CX-8 was more a stretched CX-5 with a slim body to cater to the Japanese and European markets, while the larger CX-9 was focused on North America.

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