Mazda CX-8 to be exported to Australia

Jul 17, 2017 | Same topic: Auto industry: Latest updates
The upcoming CX-8 won’t be exclusive to Japanese market as expected.
According to original plan of the Japanese automaker, the all-new CX-8 will soon join Mazda’s SUV family and just be available in the home market. However, the company has recently revealed that the car could also arrive in Australia.
 
Mazda CX-8 teaser

The all-new Mazda CX-8 will soon join Mazda’s SUV family

“If there was ever to be an ADR [Australian Design Rule] version of CX-8 offered to Mazda Australia we would evaluate this opportunity and consider its viability in this market and actually ask ‘how does it fit amongst the other SUV models we have on offer here?” Vinesh Bhindi, Local Mazda Managing Director said to the publication.
 
Some rumors suggest that the CX-8 will be a 7-seater standing on the CX-9 underpinnings with a length of 4,900mm and 2,930m wheelbase. In fact, it is 115 mm shorter, 129 mm narrower and 17mm lower than the bro CX-9. Despite a smaller size, Mazda confirms the CX-8 will provide enough space in order that adults can sit comfortably in the third row. Besides, a 6-seater variant could be also available.
 
Mazda CX-8's driving cabin

The CX-8 will provide enough space in order that adults can sit comfortably in the third row
 
Under the hood, a 2.2L turbo diesel engine will be more likely to drive the SUV.
 
In Japan, the Mazda CX-8 will be the replacement for the Mazda MPV which has been phased out whereas the vehicle is expected to greatly contribute to Mazda’s success in SUV segment in Australia.
 
>>> Click here to see leaked images of the Mazda CX-8