In a world where SUVs have actually practically taken control of the automobile market, Mazda is really coming up rather short in its offerings, with its current lineup including 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 simply the CX-3 and CX-5 comprising Mazda’s entire SUV lineup. All that is about to change in the future, nevertheless, as Mazda has simply revealed a new SUV. It will be called the CX-8 and is obviously developed with the Japanese market in mind. Information are quite scant since this writing, however it will be simply a little bit smaller than the CX-9 we understand here in the U.S. and is stated to be powered by a 2.2-liter diesel that’s coupled with a six-speed automatic transmission. It will offer 3 rows of seating and, depending upon setup, will provide seating for 6 or seven people.
2018 Mazda CX-8 Exterior
Mazda has actually kept most details about the 2018 Mazda CX-8 exterior close to the vest in the meantime however did state that the CX-8 will ration to be 192.91-inches long, 72.44-inches broad, 68.11-inches tall, and will rock a wheelbase of 115.35 inches. That makes it around 6 inches much shorter, 5 inches thinner, and about an inch lower than the current CX-9. It’s about as broad as the CX-5 however its wheelbase is identical to the CX-9. Outside of the external measurements used by Mazda, which were taken internal and subject to change, we have absolutely nothing to truly go on, aside from that it will feature great deals of KODO-Soul design hints.
2018 Mazda CX-8 Interior
While the interior of the CX-8 is quite much like that of the CX-9, there are a few visible differences. To begin with, the CX-8 will be offered with a second-row bench, like that seen in the CX-9 image above, or a pair of captain’s chairs. The most visible differences between the CX-8 interior and the CX-9 can be found in the kind of different door trim panels that have smaller sized and thinner aluminum inserts and a longer armrest. The seat cushions also appear to feature less padding in compared to the current CX-9. Side strengthening is nearly identical in 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 standard equipment with all-wheel drive being optional. When it comes to any other information, we’ll just need to wait, however if the CX-8 does pertain to the United States (and, that would not really be unexpected, would it?) it will likely rock the same 2.5-liter powerplant from the CX-9 as the basic offering with the diesel being used later on as a choice.
2018 Mazda CX-8 Price
Considering we do not even understand with 100-percent certainty what the 2018 Mazda CX-8 will look like, it needs to come as not a surprise that pricing is an even larger secret.