In a world where SUVs have pretty much taken control of the vehicle market, Mazda is actually coming up rather short in its offerings, with its present lineup consisting of no more than the CX-3, CX-5, and CX-9. Over in the brand name’s home market, Japan, things are even thinner with just the CX-3 and CX-5 making up Mazda’s whole SUV lineup. All that will change in the near future, however, as Mazda has actually simply announced a new SUV. It will be called the CX-8 and is apparently designed with the Japanese market in mind. Details are quite little since this writing, but it will be simply a tad bit smaller sized than the CX-9 we understand here in the United States and is stated to be powered by a 2.2-liter diesel that’s coupled with a six-speed automated transmission. It will offer three rows of seating and, depending upon setup, will use seating for 6 or 7 people.
2018 Mazda CX-8 Exterior
Mazda has actually kept most information about the 2018 Mazda CX-8 exterior close to the vest in the meantime but did state that the CX-8 will measure out to be 192.91-inches long, 72.44-inches large, 68.11-inches tall, and will rock a wheelbase of 115.35 inches. That makes it around 6 inches shorter, 5 inches thinner, and about an inch lower than the current CX-9. It’s about as large as the CX-5 but its wheelbase corresponds the CX-9. Beyond the external dimensions provided by Mazda, which were taken internal and subject to change, we have absolutely nothing to really go on, aside from that it will feature lots of KODO-Soul style cues.
2018 Mazda CX-8 Interior
While the interior of the CX-8 is rather just like that of the CX-9, there are a few obvious differences. First off, the CX-8 will be offered with a second-row bench, like that seen in the CX-9 image above, or a set of captain’s chairs. The most obvious differences between the CX-8 interior and the CX-9 comes in the kind of various door trim panels that have smaller sized and thinner aluminum inserts and a longer armrest. The seat cushions also appear to feature less cushioning in compared to the current CX-9. Side strengthening is nearly identical between the 2 models while the CX-9 gets black accents on the seat rests and seat cushions.
2018 Mazda CX-8 Engine
The 2018 Mazda CX-8 will likely come with front-wheel drive as basic devices with all-wheel drive being optional. When it comes to any other details, we’ll just need to wait, however if the CX-8 does concern the United States (and, that wouldn’t truly be surprising, would it?) it will likely rock the very same 2.5-liter powerplant from the CX-9 as the standard offering with the diesel being provided in the future as an alternative.
2018 Mazda CX-8 Price
Considering we don’t even understand with 100-percent certainty exactly what the 2018 Mazda CX-8 will appear like, it must come as not a surprise that rates is an even bigger secret.
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