May 24 2017

New Mazda CX-8 Ready for Japan

Published by at 11:21 am under Mazda CX-8,Uncategorized

Crossovers are dominating American roadways, but this isn’t the only country where the segment has seen increasing sales year after year. While Americans are digging the larger crossovers and SUVs, Japan is finding a sweet spot with smaller and mid-size crossovers. This has prompted the new Mazda CX-8 to hit the ground running with an official release in Japan this year.New Mazda CX-8 - Sierra Mazda - Ottawa, IL

The Mazda CX-9 is a little too big for the Japanese market, which is why the CX-8 offers many of the same features, including three rows of seating, in a slightly smaller shell. That sizing sets it just above the Mazda CX-5, which is currently the largest model in the brand’s Japanese lineup.

From what we’ve seen in a teaser photo, the Mazda CX-8’s interior seems to feature premium materials and a sloped roof towards the rear. While the CX-8 and CX-9 have the same wheelbase, the former sits around five inches narrower and an inch lower than the CX-9.

What will power the all-new CX-8 is a 2.2-liter turbocharged diesel four-cylinder engine that delivers 173 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque. That same engine will arrive in the United States later this year.

We here at Sierra Mazda hope to see the new Mazda CX-8 arriving on American shores in the near future!

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