Mazda Australia has released details of its MY23 CX-8 SUV highlighted by a major styling
update and a range of new tech features.
First sold here in 2018 the CX-8 fills the gap between the mid-sized CX-5 and large CX-9
previously occupied the discontinued CX-7. The other two SUV models are the compact
CX-3 and marginally larger CX-30.
Exterior changes include a block mesh pattern grille and grille surround, restyled front and
rear bumpers, a new headlight and taillight design, a sleeker rear tailgate and new wheel
A new body colour, Rhodium White, takes the colour palette to eight.
The 10.25-inch Mazda Connect infotainment system now comes standard across the
range, as does wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Other tech upgrades include a high-resolution 7.0-inch digital instrument display, USB-C
ports for front-row occupants and a remote window control system activated via the key
Also standard across the new CX-8 range will be Mazda’s intelligent Drive Select or ‘Mi
Drive’, which lets the driver switch between Normal, Sport and Off-Road modes, will be a
standard feature for AWD models.
The updated Mazda CX-8 now gains an even greater reduction in noise, vibration and
harshness (NVH) inside the cabin, equating to a quieter, smoother ride.
Mazda Australia Managing Director, Vinesh Bhindi, said the updated CX-8’s new features
and redesigned appearance would ensure it stayed at the top of buyers’ wish lists.
“With this latest update, Mazda CX-8 has taken the game to another level, with both styling
and technology that will ensure it’s a hit with Aussie buyers for years to come.”
The updated Mazda CX-8 will go on sale in March 2023.