For those who need more space in the passenger cabin.
The MX-5 is no longer the only rear-wheel drive Mazda on sale in Europe, as the CX-60 recently arrived in showrooms on the Old Continent. For those who need more space in their vehicle, Mazda has confirmed that the three-row CX-80 will launch in 2023, as a larger seven-seat variant of the CX-60.
Technical specifications are yet to be revealed, but the two SUVs are likely to be stylistically identical, apart from the difference in body length.
Not only does the CX-60 ride on a rear-wheel drive platform, it's also the first Mazda to use a new family of inline 6-cylinder petrol and diesel engines complemented by a plug-in hybrid setup.
The Mazda CX-80 will likely inherit the powertrains and the option of either standard rear-wheel drive or optional all-wheel drive. Power will be transmitted through an eight-speed automatic transmission.
How big will the CX-80 be? Mazda isn't saying yet, but we'll remind you that the standard two-row CX-60 is 4,740mm long and has a 2,870mm wheelbase.
In its heaviest configuration, which is PHEV, the CX-60 weighs almost 2,100 kilograms. Needless to say, the CX-80 will be slightly heavier as a result of the body being extended to accommodate the third row of seats.