Mazda Motor Corporation has revealed the exterior of its upcoming crossover SUV, Mazda CX-8. The company’s first new-generation model in Japan to feature three rows of seating is scheduled to go on sale before the end of the year.
Mazda’s latest new-generation model, the CX-8 will serve as the flagship of the brand’s SUV lineup in Japan. It’s a new kind of crossover SUV for people who both appreciate quality and need to seat more than five. It has the looks, performance and high-end feel customers expect from a Mazda, yet even adults can sit comfortably in the third row. Mazda designers worked to add a new dimension of maturity to the KODO-Soul of Motion design theme, aiming for an enduring edgy look that will continue to excite customers for many years to come. As the flagship SUV in the Japanese market, the focus was on creating a look of class and quality, and every interior part was chosen in careful consideration of color and material.
Aiming to become a brand with which customers feel a strong emotional connection, Mazda will continue advancing its lineup to offer all customers both driving pleasure and outstanding environmental and safety performance.
First new-generation model in Japan to seat more than five on sale this year
Mazda Motor Corporation today announced plans to launch the Mazda CX-8 crossover SUV in Japan. The new model, the first in the new-generation lineup in Japan to feature three rows of seating, will go on sale before the end of the year.
The latest new-generation model featuring the full suite of SKYACTIV technologies and KODO-Soul of Motion design, the CX-8 will be the flagship of Mazda’s SUV lineup in Japan.
“Our latest offering, the CX-8 is a new crossover SUV for people who appreciate quality and need a car that seats more than five,” said Masamichi Kogai, Mazda’s Representative Director, President and CEO. “It has the looks, performance and high-end feel customers expect from a Mazda, and even adults can sit comfortably in the third row. Mazda aims to create a strong emotional connection with customers, and we will achieve this by continually advancing our lineup to offer all customers our unique combination of driving pleasure and outstanding environmental and safety performance.”
Key specifications for Mazda CX-8
(Overall length x width x height)
|4,900mm x 1,840mm x 1,730mm
|SKYACTIV-D 2.2 new-generation clean diesel engine
|SKYACTIV-DRIVE 6-speed automatic transmission
|6 / 7
Note: External dimensions and wheelbase were measured in-house and are subject to change.