The Mazda CX-8 has debuted prior the official on-sale date later this year, unveiling a smaller three-row crossover particularly made for the Japanese market. Yes it has the exact same 115.3-inch wheelbase as the bigger CX-9, the CX-8 will slot below it in size, determining 193 inches long, 72.4 inches broad, and 68.1 inches high. In comparison, the CX-9 is 198 inches tall, 77.5 inches broad, and 69 inches high.
Similar to the CX-9, Mazda is going for a more premium appearance with the CX-8 to convey its status as the brand’s flagship in its home. The most recent model of Mazda’s Kodo “Soul of Motion” design language will provide the car an upscale outside.
Mazda’s 2.2-liter Skyactiv-D turbodiesel I-4 combined to a six-speed automatic transmission will be the only powertrain alternative for the CX-8, the very same engine that will be offered in the CX-5 later this year. Contrary to the CX-9, which seats 7, the CX-8 will be offered with a six- or seven-passenger configuration. In a past teaser, the CX-8 with a six-seat configuration has second-row captain’s chairs and a center console having storage between them. We can anticipate Mazda to officially expose the rest of the information about the CX-8 at this year’s Tokyo auto show.