The new family-friendly Mazda CX-8 was officially unveiled last week at the Mazda Kulim Plant in Kedah. The new car from Mazda will be locally assembled at the plant and will be distributed to Malaysia and Asean markets such as Thailand.
Providing the joy of ‘Jinba-Ittai’ driving
With the revolutionary Skyactiv technologies, redesigned from scratch to provide breakthrough performance, Mazda has consistently aimed to provide the joy of ‘Jinba-Ittai’ driving. Mazda has developed the next-generation Skyactiv-Vehicle Architecture that focuses on the human-centred design philosophy. The new vehicle architecture coupled with award-winning powertrains provide effortless responsive driving that is in perfect harmony with the driver’s intention, creating the ultimate ‘Jinba-Ittai’ driving feel.
The streamlined versatile SUV
Mazda’s stunning KODO Design language is at the heart of every Mazda SUV. Concentrating on proportions, form and fine details, the long flowing lines create a strong, mature and dignified road presence. The addition of features such as roof rails and a low and bold front-end design convey a unique combination of elegance and power.
Mazda CX-8, Family-friendly SUV
The All-New Mazda CX-8 offers 3 variants of seat configurations that cater to your needs. The third row folds down to provide space and versatility. That is enough to fit all your gear for a day trip or a week-long family holiday.
The 2.5-litre base variant comes with a 7-seater configuration across 3 rows (2-3-2), the next 2.5-litre variant comes in 6-seater with Captain Seats and a walk-through feature that allows passengers to move between the second and third rows.
Safe and comfortable drive
The All-New Mazda CX-8 puts safety at its heart with every safety innovation Mazda has to offer. It features the full suite of Mazda’s i-Activsense advanced safety technologies, which are designed to help you recognize potential hazards, avoid collisions and minimise the severity of accidents should they become unavoidable.
The combination of luxury and technology
The new CX-8 is designed based on Mazda’s signature “Kodo — Soul of Motion” design and is created to look both timeless and edgy, with a beautiful premium feel. Mazda CX-8 pairs its powerful road presence with sleek horizontal lines on the front face, emphasising its spread of signature wings with newly adopted horizontal silver bars on the front grille.
The seats come in black fabric and Nappa leather with power adjustable seats on the driver side. All three rows of seats come with ample legroom with Mazda focusing on accommodating the position of passengers’ feet, so they can find a natural and comfortable seating position. The rear doors are able to open up to an 80° angle, which makes it easier to enter and exit from the third row and also for convenience when loading or unloading large items, like a child seat.
Take control in the thoughtfully designed cockpit that wraps snugly around the driver, with all major controls laid out in perfect symmetry. The All-New Mazda CX-8 brings the latest connectivity and infotainment to everyone on board.
Mazda’s advanced MAZDA CONNECT system allows you to safely access your compatible smartphone’s contact, social media and music through Android Auto* and Apple CarPlay connection. The exceptional audio sound system, is integrated seamlessly throughout the cabin – providing clear tunes from the front row to the third.
Six different colours to choose from
The CX-8 will come in six different colours choices which are Sour Red Crystal, Machine Gray, Snowflake White Pearl, Deep Crystal Blue, Sonic Silver and Jet Black.
The new Mazda SUV CX-8 will be available in four variants – 3 of them are powered by their trademark 2.5 litre Skyactiv-G four-cylinder naturally aspirated engine and another by the 2.2 litre Skyactiv-G turbo-diesel engine. Although prices are yet to be announced, the estimated figure is reportedly 15 to 20 per cent higher than the price of a Mazda CX-5.
For more information regarding Mazda CX-8, you can visit Mazda’s official website.