IN response to strong customer demand, the Mazda CX-8 line-up now sees all FWD variants feature the naturally aspirated 2.5- Skyactiv-G petrol engine.
Mazda’s CX-8 first launched in 2018 as a diesel only model, introducing a petrol variant in 2020 to offer wider choice to customers. Now with more than 70 per cent of customers choosing petrol, Mazda has again expanded the seven-seater’s offering.
All grades of Mazda CX-8 driven by the front wheels will be offered with the highly efficient 2.5-litre Skyactiv-G petrol engine, producing 140kW of power and 252Nm of torque.
All-wheel-drive models will be exclusively powered by Mazda’s prodigious 2.2-litre Skyactiv-D twin-turbo diesel engine, which delivers 140kW and 450Nm of pulling power.
Mazda Australia Managing Director, Vinesh Bhindi said the Mazda CX-8 has enjoyed strong growth as the range continues to evolve over time.
“Mazda CX-8 has become a strong contender in the large family SUV category, with dimensions that offer good manoeuvrability without compromising on space or comfort for all seven occupants,” he said.
“Customer demand for the model continues to grow; from November 2020 to November 2021 we’ve seen a more than 80% increase on sales, encouraging us to further diversify the range to give customers even more choice.”
The Mazda CX-8 has a five-star ANCAP safety rating and boasts an impressive list of passive and active safety features across all model grades including blind-spot monitoring, lane-keep assist system, lane departure warning, rear cross traffic alert, smart brake support and smart city brake support for front and rear.
The updated range of Mazda CX-8 is on sale now and is priced from $39,990 plus on-roads for the entry level petrol powered Sport FWD. The similarly driven Touring is $46,890 plus on-roads.
The new FWD petrol GT is $56,390, while the Asaki petrol FWD is $59,790 – both plus on-roads. The diesel AWD Sport is $46,990 plus on-roads, ahead of a range of variants that tops out with the Asaki LE diesel AWD at $69,390 plus on-roads.
All Mazda models feature a five-year, unlimited kilometre warranty as well as five years’ premium roadside assistance.