After the local debut last month, Mazda continues to bring its new Mazda CX-8 2018 at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show. Today, you will have a chance to take a very closer look at this all-new three-row SUV.
Mazda continues to bring its new Mazda CX-8 2018 at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show
To commence with, the Mazda CX-8 looks like a bulky man with overall dimensions worth 4,900 mm x 1,840 mm x 1,730 mm (L x W x H) and a 2,930 mm wheelbase. In fact, it is bigger than the CX-5 but a little bit smaller than the CX-9 (despite the same wheelbase.)
The Mazda CX-8 is bigger than the CX-5 but a little bit smaller than the CX-9
Being a newbie of the CX lineup, it comes as no surprise when the new CX-8 resembles many styling cues from its siblings CX-5 and CX-9 such as the grilles, headlights and taillights on the outside. Also, getting inside, the SUV shares components with the CX-5, namely: the 7-inch touchscreen, MZD infotainment system, steering wheel, switchgear and also, climate control system.
The new CX-8 comes into many styling cues from its siblings CX-5 and CX-9
Nevertheless, the Mazda CX-8 distinguishes itself from its brothers by a 6-passenger layout. Accordingly, the second row now gets two captain seats separated by a console box. Further, pulling one of the two second-row seat will give passengers an easy access to the third row, which is supposedly comfortable for tall adults.
The SUV also shares interior components with the CX-5
Additionally, when the third-row seats are folded, a roomy cargo space of up to 572 liters will be created. Even with the third row, the CX-8 already boasts 239-liter cargo trunk. Not only that, a multi-purpose sub-trunk measuring 307 mm in depth is likewise available underneath the floor of luggage trunk to store more items.
When the third-row seats are folded, a roomy cargo space of up to 572 liters will be created
Under the bonnet, the new SUV packs a 2.2-liter SkyActiv-D engine dishing out 188 hp and 450 Nm, mated to a 6-speed SkyActiv-Drive automatic gearbox. The brand’s i-Activ AWD all-wheel drive and front-wheel drive systems are all present in the CX-8.
According to latest car news, the Mazda CX-8 2018 will be sold outside the home country.
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