New models Mazda 2018-2019 in the very near future will join the crossover Mazda CX-8, preparing to enter the market before the end of this year. In our review, the new Mazda SH-8 – the first news, photo, price, configuration and technical characteristics of the Japanese crossover, capable of taking on board 6-7 people. According to preliminary information, sales of new Mazda CX-8 in the Japanese and American market will start in November-December 2017 at a price of $ 28,000.
The new model CX-8 will be located in the crossover line of the Japanese company Mazda between the compact 5-seat crossover Mazda CX-5 and the flagship Mazda CX-9 , offered by default with a 7-seat saloon. So the new Mazda CX-8 can simultaneously be considered a stretched variant of the CX-5 SUV or a more compact version of the CX-9. At the same time, both in technical terms and in the style of the exterior design of the body of the Mazda CX-8 still in our opinion closer to the Mazda SH-9.
- The exterior dimensions of the body of the Mazda CX-8 2018-2019 are 4900 mm in length, 1840 mm in width, 1730 mm in height with a 2930 mm wheelbase.
Thus, with identical sizes of the wheelbase with the larger Mazda CX-9 crossover, the other dimensions of the CX-8 body are slightly smaller, 156 mm in length, 128 mm in width and 23 mm in height.
In comparison with the Mazda CX-5, the new Mazda CX-8 crossover is much longer in length, by as much as 355 mm, and the base is larger by 230 mm, the height is more by 40 mm, and only the body width of the models is identical and is 1840 mm.
The exterior of the body of the novelty is also closer in stylistics to the solid, representative and expensive Mazda CX-9 crossover. At least, the rear parts of the bodies of crossovers are very similar. Differences, of course, take place, but only if you carefully look at the details of the tailgate and bumper.
Salon of the new crossover, according to preliminary information, will be available to order with 6 and 7 local seats configuration. In the first case, there are individual seats for each passenger in the first and second rows, separated by a high tunnel with armrests, and a double seat in the third row. In the second case, the second row with a common three-seater sofa.
The design of the front panel and center console, a set of tools and equipment for the new Japanese crossover with the index CX-8 will, apparently, from the younger brother of CX-5. So buyers of the novelty have the right to rely on a convenient, compact, multifunctional steering wheel, a stylish instrument panel with three radii, a multimedia system MZD Connect with a 7-inch color screen, two-zone climate control, premium Bose audio system with 10 speakers, comfortable driver’s seats And front passenger, i-Activsense (security system) and high-quality finishing materials.
Specifications of the Mazda CX-8 2018-2019. At the heart of the new crossover is the “trolley” of the large Mazda CX-9 model with a completely independent suspension architecture (front of the McPherson strut, behind the multi-link), disc brake with electromechanical parking brake, electric power steering. As standard, the front-wheel drive is FWD, as an option, the i-ACTIV AWD is an all-wheel drive system. But the motors CX-8 crossover will get from the model CX-5.
Precisely, you can say that under the hood of the new crossover will be prescribed four-cylinder turbo diesel Skyactiv-D 2.2 (175 hp 420 Nm) paired with 6 automatic transmissions Skyactiv-Drive. The engine, according to the manufacturer, is satisfied with only 5.8 liters of heavy fuel per 100 km of run in a combined mode of motion.
Perhaps in the engine compartment of the new Mazda CX-8 crossover there will be gasoline engines Skyactiv-G 2.0 and Skyactiv-G 2.5 paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission Skyactiv-Drive.