Mazda introduced the CX8 model to cater to customers seeking 7-seat SUVs that weren't too big in size. Positioned between the CX5 and the larger X9, the CX8 was launched to meet this growing demand.
Mazda, like many other car manufacturers, created different car models for different regions. In response to the high demand for SUVs with 7 seats in Southeast Asia, China, and Oceania, Mazda has introduced the CX8 model specifically for those markets.
The CX8 had a front design similar to the CX5, but with a distinct grille design and LED-equipped headlights, daytime running lights, and foglights. While it had the same wheelbase as the CX9, it was slightly shorter in overall length.
The CX8 had 6 or 7 seats depending on the engine and trim level, with captain seats in the middle row. The dashboard had minimalist design and the infotainment system had a 7" screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The instrument cluster had three round dials resembling the previous generation CX5.
Both engines available on the CX 8 came with a 6-speed automatic transmission as standard. The car could be chosen with either a front-wheel or all-wheel-drive system. Read more