Mazda CX-8

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Mazda CX-8
Mazda CX-8 XD L Package 4WD (3DA-KG2P) front.jpg
Overview
ManufacturerMazda
Production2017–present
Assembly
Body and chassis
ClassCompact crossover SUV
Body style5-door SUV
Layout
RelatedMazda CX-5 (KF)
Powertrain
Engine
Power output
  • 140 kW (188 hp; 190 PS) (2.5 L; naturally aspirated)
  • 169 kW (227 hp; 230 PS) (2.5 L; turbocharged)
  • 140 kW (188 hp; 190 PS) (2.2 L; diesel)
Transmission6-speed SKYACTIV-Drive automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,930 mm (115 in)
Length4,900 mm (193 in)
Width1,840 mm (72 in)
Height1,730 mm (68 in)
Chronology
PredecessorMazda CX-7

The Mazda CX-8 is a compact crossover SUV produced by Mazda since the end of 2017.[5] It is a long wheelbase (LWB) version of the second generation CX-5.[6] First unveiled on 14 September 2017, the CX-8 is Mazda's flagship SUV in Japan, as the larger CX-9 is not sold in the country.[7] Outside of Japan, the CX-8 is available in Australia,[8] New Zealand, Malaysia,[9] and China.[2]

Overview[edit]

Mazda CX-8 XD L Package 4WD (3DA-KG2P) rear

While bearing a striking resemblance to the second generation CX-9, the CX-8 is 17 cm shorter in length and 13 cm narrower in width to conform to Japanese roads. Within a few weeks after its introduction in Japan, Mazda dealers received over 12,000 orders from consumers.[7]

The CX-8 was initially offered only with a 2.2 L SKYACTIV-D diesel engine, but a choice of two I4 petrol engines was added in 2018: a 2.5 L SKYACTIV-G (PY-VPS) from the CX-5 and a turbocharged version of the same engine from the CX-9.[10]

Reception[edit]

Marton Pettendy of Motoring gave the CX-8 a rating of 84 out of 100, praising the quality and refinement, performance and economy, and diesel power for less than the CX-9, but criticizing the tight rear head/leg room, sub par warranty and service intervals, and the lack of a spare tire and CarPlay.[11]

Malcolm Flynn of CarsGuide rated the car 8.1. out of 10, praising its ease of parking compared to the CX-9, more useful boot space than the CX-5, and its comfortable ride, but criticising its lack of a petrol engine and CarPlay, and the steep price jump between the Sport and Asaki trims.[12]

Paul Maric of CarAdvice gave the car a rating of 7.9 out of 10, calling it a "compelling proposition for families that need the extra space of an occasional third row and the fuel economy of a diesel engine."[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bermaz To Locally Assemble Mazda CX-8 In Malaysia, Estimated Launch In mid-2019". Carlist.my. 2018-03-15. Retrieved 2018-10-08.
  2. ^ a b Yuzawa, Masahisa (2018-11-09). "Mazda to roll out China-only electric vehicles by 2020". The Nikkei. Retrieved 2018-11-12.
  3. ^ a b Lee, Jonathan (2018-10-26). "Mazda CX-8 updated in Japan – 2.5L turbo, GVC Plus". Paul Tan. Retrieved 2018-11-12.
  4. ^ "Mazda CX-8 Crossover at below RM180k confirmed for Malaysia". www.freemalaysiatoday.com. 30 October 2017. Retrieved 2017-11-14.
  5. ^ DeMuro, Doug (2018-01-01). "The Mazda CX-4 and CX-8 Exist in Other Markets". Autotrader.com. Retrieved 2018-10-09.
  6. ^ Sam Charlwood (15 September 2017). "2018 Mazda CX-8: Full details". www.motoring.com.au. carsales.com Ltd. Retrieved 2017-11-14.
  7. ^ a b Lyon, Peter (2018-02-16). "Mazda Strikes Gold With CX-8, Its First-Ever 7-Seater SUV In Japan". Forbes. Retrieved 2018-11-15.
  8. ^ Duff, Craig (2018-06-14). "Mazda expands its line-up with new CX-8 seven-seater". news.com.au. Retrieved 2018-10-08.
  9. ^ Lye, Gerard (2018-03-15). "Mazda CX-8 7-seat SUV to be introduced in Malaysia by third quarter of 2018, new Mazda 6 by Q2 2018". Paul Tan. Retrieved 2018-10-08.
  10. ^ Hilliard, Justin (2018-10-30). "Mazda CX-8 2019 gets petrol power in Japan". CarsGuide. Cox Automotive. Retrieved 2018-11-12.
  11. ^ Pettendy, Marton (2018-06-29). "Mazda CX-8 2018 Review". Motoring.com.au. Retrieved 2018-08-21.
  12. ^ Flynn, Malcolm (2018-06-29). "Mazda CX-8 2018 review". CarsGuide. Cox Automotive. Retrieved 2018-08-21.
  13. ^ Maric, Paul (2018-06-29). "2018 Mazda CX-8 review". CarAdvice. Retrieved 2018-08-21.

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