Mazda to Launch New CX-8 Crossover SUV in Japan


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- First new-generation model in Japan to seat more than five on sale this year -

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HIROSHIMA, Japan-Mazda Motor Corporation today announced plans to launch the Mazda CX-8 crossover SUV in Japan. The new model, the first in the new-generation lineup in Japan to feature three rows of seating, will go on sale before the end of the year.


Mazda to Launch New CX-8 Crossover SUV in JapanMazda CX-8 crossover SUV (six passenger specification)


The latest new-generation model featuring the full suite of SKYACTIV technologies and KODO-Soul of Motion design, the CX-8 will be the flagship of Mazda's SUV lineup in Japan.

"Our latest offering, the CX-8 is a new crossover SUV for people who appreciate quality and need a car that seats more than five," said Masamichi Kogai, Mazda's Representative Director, President and CEO. "It has the looks, performance and high-end feel customers expect from a Mazda, and even adults can sit comfortably in the third row. Mazda aims to create a strong emotional connection with customers, and we will achieve this by continually advancing our lineup to offer all customers our unique combination of driving pleasure and outstanding environmental and safety performance."


Key specifications for Mazda CX-8
External dimensions
(Overall length x width x height)
4,900mm x 1,840mm x 1,730mm
EngineSKYACTIV-D 2.2 new-generation clean diesel engine
TransmissionSKYACTIV-DRIVE 6-speed automatic transmission
Seating capacity6 / 7

Note: External dimensions and wheelbase were measured in-house and are subject to change.

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