Bermaz Motor, the guardian of the Mazda brand recently had a special preview of their latest offering, the all new CX-8.
Mazda’s first ever use of the CX-8 badge, it is a spacious seven-seat SUV that is a smaller sibling to the luxurious Mazda CX-9.
The Mazda CX-8 is also Mazda’s first entry into the diesel-powered segment of the mid-large SUV-segment, with their all new upgraded SkyActiv-D 2.2L engine providing decent power of 140 kW and an impressive 450Nm of torque.
This new engine has improved peak torque by +30Nm and peak power by +11kW, while reducing fuel consumption and emissions.
The result is quieter and more economical performance in low-speed/low-load situations, while also delivering a linear engine sound that matches the degree of acceleration under powerful engine conditions.
The Mazda CX-8 has a fuel tank capacity of 74 litres and a combined fuel consumption figure of 6.0L for AWD variants; meaning the CX-8’s cruising range is well over 1,200 km.
The Mazda CX-8 will be sold in Malaysia at a price that will be between RM180,000 to RM195,000.
It will be well-appointed, with leather trim and real wood featuring on the Limited-grade; culminating in a luxury package that indulges its occupants.
The CX-8 wheelbase is 2,930 mm with a width of 1,840 mm, making it larger than the very popular CX-5 to allow for the third row of seats.
Mazda will also offer a petrol-driven version in an eight–seat configuration and with all the necessary luxury trimmings to take it head-on with its European rivals.
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