In a world where SUVs have actually practically taken control of the automotive market, Mazda is actually showing up rather brief in its offerings, with its current lineup consisting of no more than the CX-3, CX-5, and CX-9. Over in the brand’s house market, Japan, things are even thinner with just the CX-3 and CX-5 comprising Mazda’s whole SUV lineup. All that is about to change in the near future, nevertheless, as Mazda has actually just announced a brand-new SUV. It will be called the CX-8 and is apparently developed with the Japanese market in mind. Information are pretty scant since this writing, however it will be just a little bit smaller 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 3 rows of seating and, depending upon setup, will offer seating for 6 or seven individuals.
2018 Mazda CX-8 Exterior
Mazda has kept most information about the 2018 Mazda CX-8 exterior close to the vest for now but did say that the CX-8 will ration to be 192.91-inches long, 72.44-inches broad, 68.11-inches high, and will rock a wheelbase of 115.35 inches. That makes it around six inches shorter, five inches thinner, and about an inch lower than the current CX-9. It’s about as large as the CX-5 however its wheelbase is identical to the CX-9. Beyond the external dimensions used by Mazda, which were taken in-house and subject to change, we have absolutely nothing to truly go on, aside from the fact that it will feature lots of KODO-Soul design cues.
2018 Mazda CX-8 Interior
While the interior of the CX-8 is rather similar to that of the CX-9, there are a few noticeable differences. To begin with, the CX-8 will be readily available with a second-row bench, like that seen in the CX-9 image above, or a pair of captain’s chairs. The most noticeable differences in between the CX-8 interior and the CX-9 is available in the kind of various door trim panels that have smaller sized and thinner aluminum inserts and a longer armrest. The seat cushions likewise appear to feature less cushioning in compared with the existing CX-9. Side reinforcing is nearly identical in between the two 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 feature front-wheel drive as basic devices with all-wheel drive being optional. As for other information, we’ll just need to wait, but if the CX-8 does concern the United States (and, that wouldn’t actually be unexpected, would it?) it will likely rock the very same 2.5-liter powerplant from the CX-9 as the basic offering with the diesel being offered in the future as a choice.
2018 Mazda CX-8 Price
Considering we don’t even understand with 100-percent certainty what the 2018 Mazda CX-8 will look like, it must come as no surprise that rates is an even bigger secret.