THE Australian arm of Japanese car maker Mazda has confirmed the brand new Mazda CX-8 Diesel seven seat SUV will join its local family, arriving on Aussie shores in the second half of 2018.
The stylish new three row SUV offers the spacious versatility of a large car, with smaller dimensions that won’t compromise on cabin comfort, drive or power, with the new model sitting squarely between the CX-5 and CX-9.
The CX-8 is narrower and shorter than its elder sibling, with the smaller stature allowing for better manoeuvrability, at the same time offering growing families the flexibility of a comfortable seven seat option.
The new model is fitted with Mazda’s i-ACTIVSENSE technologies, featuring the latest in safety equipment as standard from entry grade, and right through to top grade, offering peace of mind to drivers.
It’s also equipped with the 2.2L SKYACTIV-D engine, giving a smooth drive, strong performance and excellent fuel economy, with the new model based on Mazda’s KODO design philosophy.
This shines through the sculpted front signature wing and bold grille, while high quality interior finishes give the cabin a sense of refinement and elegance.
Managing Director of Mazda Australia, Vinesh Bhindi, said the Mazda CX-8 Diesel will meet Australia’s demand for seven seat diesel SUV’s.
“More and more, Australians are opting for larger SUV’s to suit the demands of their busy lives,” said Mr Bhindi.