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.


About Alistair Kennedy

Alistair Kennedy is Automotive News Service and Marque Publishing's business manager and the company's jack-of-all-trades. An accountant by profession, he designs the Marque range of motoring book titles, operates the company's motoring bookshop on the NSW Central Coast and the associated web site, as well as its huge digital and hard copy database. Whenever we can escape from the office he does so to cover new vehicle releases and contributes news stories. Alistair's other interests include cricket and family history on which he has written three books.
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