2018 Mazda CX-8 test mule

2018 Mazda CX-8 New SUV in Japan and USA

Mazda has announced its new three-row SUV, a model intended only for the Japanese market, where the CX-5 biggest model in the range. In the meantime, there have been significant changes, but also great interest. This statement from the month of April, but a month later was commuted to something else. 2018 Mazda CX-8, which is closely linked with CX-5 and CX-9 SUV models, except in Japan will be found on the US market.

2018 Mazda CX-8 test mule

News about 2018 CX-8 three-row SUV

The first teaser, which the company has disclosed, revealed that will look like the interior of the new model. At the beginning of May 2017, Peter Lazar a photographer, he photographed and the outside of the vehicle during the test drive 2018 Mazda CX-8 SUV.

What exactly is CX-8 SUV? Initially, the vehicle is presented as a stretched, three-row version of the CX-5. As for the architecture, that is. The need for the Japanese market, there is a larger model of the CX-5, has caused the emergence of a new SUV model in Mazda’s line up. But the design of this new SUV indicates its close connection with the larger 2018 Mazda CX-9 SUV.

2018 Mazda CX-8 Design

Mazda CX-8 has a wheelbase of 2.93 m. It is 193 inches long, 72.4 inches wide and 68 inches tall. The vehicle is around 115 mm shorter and 17 mm lower than the CX-9. First, we recognize the similarities of these two models with the design of the taillights, chromed bar, and the dual exhaust system. But some elements are very different. For now, that include tailgate and the area around the license plate. Distinctive kink quarter window and rear door outline, are also significantly different with the 2018 CX-8 than the biggest SUV model in Mazda’s offer. Wheel design is also taken of the CX-5 model. The new SUV will be equipped with wheels 17-inch aluminum alloys destined for 225/65 tires. The interior of this model we have seen even before they appeared information about him and his exterior design.

The first teaser of 2018 Mazda CX-8 interior


Dinamically-styled three-row SUV 2018 Mazda CX-8 will have front-wheel drive. The offer of drive units will be found SKYACTIV-D 2.2 L turbocharged diesel 4-cylinder engine. This engine generates an output of 172 hp and 310 pound feet of torque. In combination with the six-speed automatic transmission.

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