The family friendly Mazda CX-8 2020 is launched in Thailand

Updated Apr 15, 2021 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

The 2020 Mazda CX-8 five-door, mid-size crossover SUV was just launched in Thailand. Let's check it out!

1. Mazda CX-8 2020: Launched in Thailand

Last October 3, Mazda unveiled the all-new Mazda CX-8 at their Kulim Plant in Kedah, Malaysia. And now, surprise! It has been launched in Thailand!

It sits between the Mazda CX-6 and the Mazda CX-9 in terms of size and yes, the new model is looking like an ideal family five-door, mid-size crossover SUV. The new CX-8 will be competing against the likes of the Hyundai Santa Fe, the Honda CR-V, and the Toyota Rav4.

 Although prices for the new CX-8 have yet to be revealed, we do know that the new crossover SUV will be coming in four variants, and Mazda has confirmed that it will be coming to the Philippine market.

Mazda CX-8 2020

Handsome and sleek, courtesy of the Kodo design language

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2. Mazda CX-8 2020: Engine options

The 2020 Mazda CX-8 will be offering two engine choices: a naturally aspirated 2.5-liter Skyactiv-G four-cylinder gasoline mill, and a turbocharged 2.2-liter Skyactiv-D inline-4 diesel. There’s still no word yet on these engine’s horsepower and torque outputs.

Mazda CX-8's enginebay

Even the engine bay looks well-arranged

A 6-speed Skyactiv-Drive automatic transmission with manual mode will be standard across the range. The 2.5-liter gasoline variants will have front-wheel drive, while the lone 2.2-liter diesel variant will have an all-wheel-drive.

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3. Mazda CX-8 2020: Interior features

Inside, the Mazda CX-8 is a feast for the eyes, with seats draped in black fabric (Nappa leather for the higher-end variants). There's a 10-way power-adjustable driver's seat as well.

For passengers, the Mazda CX-8 2020 offers loads of legroom and headroom. For extra convenience, the doors of the CX-8 are designed to open up an 80-degree angle which is helps in occupant ingress and egress, as well as loading cargo.

2020 Mazda CX-8's front cabin

All controls are within easy reach, in typical Mazda fashion.

Mazda CX8 2020 interior

An alternate view of the dashboard and the steering wheel

The dashboard also has cool features like a holographic display on the windshield as part of the driver-assist tech, an engine start button, a 7-inch infotainment touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, and triple-zone climate control.

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4. Mazda CX-8 2020: Safety equipment

The CX-8’s higher trims will come with a 360-degree surround-view camera, as well as a heads-up display. Six airbags, ABS with EBD, stability control, brake assist, hill-start assist, traction control, and ISOFIX latches are standard for all variants.

As the cherry on top, Mazda has also included the i-ActivSense safety suite, comprised of a driver attention alert system, autonomous emergency braking, lane keep assist and lane departure warning.

5. Mazda CX-8 2020: Exterior design

Just like Mazda’s current line-up, the Mazda CX-8 adheres to the KODO: Soul of Motion design language; as such, it features smooth lines and edges that making for a visually stunning machine. The distinctive front fascia further gives the CX-8 substantial road presence.

More pictures of the all-new CX-8:

Mazda CX-8

The Mazda CX-8

The Mazda CX-8

Do you think that the all-new 2020 Mazda CX-8 will do well in the Philippines? For more news about this exciting new model, keep reading

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Mazda Motor Corporation is a Japanese-grown brand that began in the city of Hiroshima. In January of 1920, the company was established as Toyo Kogyo Corporation under the ownership of Jujiro Matsuda. They were considered to be Japan’s best cork producers that eventually made a name for themselves in manufacturing machining tools. Soon after, Matsuda ventured into producing the first motorized rickshaw in the market. The vehicle was called the Mazda-Go which was a reference to Matsuda himself.

Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar G.B. Miguel


Cesar Guiderone B. Miguel was born and raised in Iligan City, Lanao Del Norte. He graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in English degree from Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology. He previously worked as a freelance writer for various websites, as a member of the Iligan City Disaster Risk Reduction Management's training staff, and as a medical sales representative.


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