Although it offers a larger SUV than the one announced, the company Mazda for now, only in the Japanese market is planning to place another three-row SUV. It is the 2018 Mazda CX-8, which is a single teaser image announced for the forthcoming period. According to the company, the CX-9 is too great model for a particular market. Demand in this segment is just enough that each model finds its group of customers.
Although it will have the same base and platform, Mazda CX-8 2018, and the 2018 Mazda CX-9, the following dimensions differ. Both vehicles have a wheelbase of 2930 mm, but the CX-8 SUV smaller than the model with serial number 9. 115 mm shorter and 17 mm lower. The CX-8 is approximately 193 inches long, 72.4 inches wide and 68 inches tall.
2018 Mazda CX-8 Design
As for the design of the new Mazda SUV, teaser photo does not say much. The photograph shows only a part of the interior. There is an six-seater configuration. The second row has an armrest and cup holders taking up the middle seat. A vehicle with seven seats will be offered only as an option.
On the outer design of the 2018 Mazda CX-9 model, CX-5 will have a big impact, which is currently the largest SUV offered in the Japanese market. Smaller, and more dinamic-styled three-row SUV CX-8 will have front-wheel drive. AWD will exist only as an option.
The announcement by all, is mentioned, only one engine as possible drive unit. It’s SKYACTIV 2.2 L turbo diesel engine with 4 cylinders. It has an output of 172 hp and 310 pound feet of torque. This engine will be officially on the market in the second half of 2017.
These are the most important data that Mazda company is preparing the market and customers for the new model in its range.