Mazda_CX8_frontMazda has updated its seven-seat Mazda CX-8 Diesel, only nine months after its launch in July 2018. Mazda CX-8 has grown its equipment list and updated styling elements to strengthen its value-packed offering.

Visually there are subtle changes to the bumpers. The CX-8 Sport’s 17-inch alloys now have a Grey Metallic finish while the Asaki’s 19-inch alloys are Brilliant Dark.

Mazda lagged in providing Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in all its models but is rapidly catching up and are now standard in all CX-8 Diesels.

Handling is further improved by Mazda’s dynamics technology, G-Vectoring Control Plus (GVC Plus). This adds direct yaw control for improved stability and handling.

The topline CX-8 Asaki now has front seat ventilation function, as well as a sleek, frameless rear view mirror and a more streamlined overhead console design. The use of LED ambient lighting gives it an upmarket feel.

Sport FWD: $43,410
Sport AWD : $47,410
Asaki AWD: $62,590
Note: These prices do not include government or dealer delivery charges. Contact your local Mazda dealer for drive-away prices.

About Ewan Kennedy

Ewan Kennedy, a long-time car enthusiast, was Technical Research Librarian with the NRMA from 1970 until 1985. He worked part-time as a freelance motoring journalist from 1977 until 1985, when he took a full-time position as Technical Editor with Modern Motor magazine. Late in 1987 he left to set up a full-time business as a freelance motoring journalist. Ewan is an associate member of the Society of Automotive Engineers - International. An economy driving expert, he set the Guinness World Record for the greatest distance travelled in a standard road vehicle on a single fuel fill. He lists his hobbies as stage acting, travelling, boating and reading.
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