In a world where SUVs have actually pretty much taken control of the vehicle market, Mazda is actually showing up rather brief in its offerings, with its present lineup including no greater 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 near future, nevertheless, as Mazda has actually just announced a brand-new SUV. It will be called the CX-8 and is obviously developed with the Japanese market in mind. Details are pretty little since this writing, but it will be simply a tad bit smaller sized 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 paired with a six-speed automated transmission. It will provide 3 rows of seating and, depending upon configuration, will provide seating for 6 or 7 individuals.
2018 Mazda CX-8 Exterior
Mazda has 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 wide, 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 present CX-9. It’s about as wide as the CX-5 however its wheelbase is identical to the CX-9. Outside of the external measurements offered by Mazda, which were taken in-house and subject to change, we have nothing to truly go on, aside from the fact that it will feature great deals of KODO-Soul design cues.
2018 Mazda CX-8 Interior
While the interior of the CX-8 is quite much like that of the CX-9, there are a couple of visible distinctions. 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 noticeable distinctions between the CX-8 interior and the CX-9 is available in the kind of various door trim panels that have smaller and thinner aluminum inserts and a longer armrest. The seat cushions also appear to feature less padding in compared with the current CX-9. Side reinforcing is nearly similar 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 come with front-wheel drive as standard devices with all-wheel drive being optional. As for any other information, we’ll simply have to wait, however if the CX-8 does concern the United States (and, that wouldn’t actually be surprising, 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 in the future as an option.
2018 Mazda CX-8 Price
Considering we do not even know with 100-percent certainty what the 2018 Mazda CX-8 will appear like, it needs to come as no surprise that pricing is an even bigger mystery.
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