Mazda Teases 2018 Mazda CX-8 – Three-Row Seats, Seven Or Six-Seater

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Mazda Teases 2018 Mazda CX-8 – Three-Row Seats, Seven Or Six-Seater

Just as the all-new 2017 Honda CR-V is being progressively rolled out around the world with seven seats, Mazda has confirmed today that it plans to launch a three-row seat CX-8 in Japan before the year ends.

For Japan, the three-row seats will be configured either as a six-seater or seven-seater.

Curiously, the seven-seater CX-9 is not offered in Japan, so the CX-8 will be Mazda’s flagship SUV in Japan.

Like the Japanese market Mazda 3 and CX-5, the CX-8 will be offered with a diesel engine, an unusual choice for a Japanese market model. The CX-8 will be launched with a 2.2-litre SkyActiv-D clean diesel engine paired to a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission.

Not much details is available, and no exterior image of the CX-8 is available but we have published several spyshots that should give you an idea of what to expect.

In terms of size, the CX-8’s wheelbase is 2,930 mm, which is exactly the same as the seven-seater CX-9.

The CX-8’s body measures 4,900mm long, 1,840mm wide and 1,730mm tall. That makes it closer to the CX-9’s size (5,065 mm x 2,207 x 1,716) rather than the CX-5 (4,550 mm x 1,840 mm x 1,675 mm), but with exactly the same width as the CX-5.



Hans

Hans

As someone who appreciates cars not just for their horsepower value but also for their cultural significance, he is interested in the art of manufacturing and selling cars just as much as driving them. Prior to swapping spread sheets for a word processor, he spent his previous life in product planning and market research.


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