Mazda’s CX-8 Set to Become the Newest Three-Row Crossover

July 26, 2017

Mazda already has a rather extensive lineup of Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs) to suit just about every need and size. It’s got the small and stylish CX-3, the compact CX-5, and the large yet still nimble CX-9. And it also has the CX-4 in markets like China. So it comes as a bit of a surprise that the Hiroshima-based brand is set to launch yet another crossover in its Japanese home market—the Mazda CX-8.

Set to come out before the end of 2017, the CX-8 is touted as the top-tier model in the Japanese market model hierarchy. Measuring 4,900mm long, 1,840mm wide, and 1,730mm tall, with a 2,930mm wheelbase, the new CX-8 should slot in between the CX-9 and the CX-5.

Mazda plans to sell this new offering to buyers who need to seat more than five folks yet still appreciate a quality product with the sharp looks of the brand’s vaunted KODO Soul of Motion design language.  Speaking of passenger space, Mazda promises comfortable third row seating even for adults.

Being a Mazda, the upcoming CX-8 will boast the latest SKYACTIV tech.  This is highlighted by a 2.2-liter SKYACTIV-D diesel motor paired with the SKYACTIV Drive speed auto gearbox.

The new Mazda CX-8 will debut in Japan real soon.

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Mr. Gerard Jude Castillo
Gerard has been a self-confessed car nut ever since he was a little boy. As a grown-up, he indulges in his passion by collecting toy cars (which he started since childhood) and reading up on the latest cars out there.  As Associate Editor, he will ensure that you get your fill of the latest cars in the market, as well as a load of automotive features.