In a world where SUVs have actually basically taken control of the automobile market, Mazda is in fact 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’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 is about to change in the future, nevertheless, as Mazda has actually simply revealed a new SUV. It will be called the CX-8 and is apparently designed with the Japanese market in mind. Information are pretty scant as of this writing, however it will be simply a tad bit smaller than the CX-9 we know 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 use three rows of seating and, depending upon configuration, will provide seating for six or seven individuals.
2018 Mazda CX-8 Exterior
Mazda has actually kept most information about the 2018 Mazda CX-8 exterior near to the vest for now but did say that the CX-8 will measure out to be 192.91-inches long, 72.44-inches large, 68.11-inches high, and will rock a wheelbase of 115.35 inches. That makes it around six inches much shorter, five inches thinner, and about an inch lower than the present CX-9. It’s about as large as the CX-5 however its wheelbase is identical to the CX-9. Beyond the external measurements used by Mazda, which were taken internal and subject to change, we have absolutely nothing to truly go on, aside from the fact that it will feature great deals of KODO-Soul style hints.
2018 Mazda CX-8 Interior
While the interior of the CX-8 is quite similar to that of the CX-9, there are a couple of visible distinctions. 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 obvious distinctions in between the CX-8 interior and the CX-9 comes in the kind of different door trim panels that have smaller and thinner aluminum inserts and a longer armrest. The seat cushions also appear to feature less cushioning in compared with the current CX-9. Side reinforcing is almost 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 feature front-wheel drive as standard devices with all-wheel drive being optional. When it comes to any other information, we’ll simply have to wait, however if the CX-8 does concern the United States (and, that would not really 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 used in the future as a choice.
2018 Mazda CX-8 Price
Considering we do not even know with 100-percent certainty exactly what the 2018 Mazda CX-8 will look like, it must come as no surprise that pricing is an even larger mystery.