Mazda Reveals Exterior of New Mazda CX-8 Crossover SUV. Mazda Motor Corporation has revealed the exterior of its upcoming crossover SUV, Mazda CX-8. The company’s first new-generation model in Japan to feature three rows of seating is scheduled to go on sale before the end of the year. Mazda’s latest new-generation model, the CX-8 will serve as the flagship of the brand’s SUV lineup in Japan. It’s a new kind of Crossover SUV for people who both appreciate quality and need to seat more than five. It has the looks, performance and high-end feel customers expect from a Mazda. Yet even adults can sit comfortably in the third row. While the CX-8 will offer seven-passenger seating, the model also will be available with six seats.
Mazda designers worked to add a new dimension of maturity to the KODO-Soul of Motion design theme. Aiming for an enduring edgy look that will continue to excite customers for many years to come. As the flagship SUV in the Japanese market. The focus on creating a look of class and quality, and every interior part chosen in careful consideration of color and material. Aiming to become a brand with which customers feel a strong emotional connection. Mazda will continue advancing its lineup to offer all customers both driving pleasure and outstanding environmental and safety performance.
Mazda has yet to reveal the new model’s exterior. But the interior shot shows the CX-8 to a three-row crossover SUV; it’s designed for Japanese consumption. Like the CX-9, the CX-8 sits on an approximately 115-inch wheelbase. The company has already released a sole teaser photo of the interior. Showing a fairly sumptuous cabin and all three rows of seats. Unlike the CX-9, the CX-8 will offered in a six-seater configuration. With a dedicated centre console in the middle of the second-row housing an armrest and cupholders. A seven-seater option will also made available. Mazda confirms it will be offering the new model with its 2.2-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine. Paired with a six-speed automatic transmission.
Key specifications for Mazda CX-8
Engine SKYACTIV-D 2.2 new-generation clean diesel engine
External dimensions 4,900mm(length) x 1,840mm(width) x 1,730mm(height)
Transmission SKYACTIV-DRIVE 6-speed automatic transmission
Seating capacity 6 / 7