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2021 Mazda CX-8 price and specs: Touring SP and flagship Asaki LE added

2021 Mazda CX-8 range expands Sporty Touring SP and flagship Asaki LE now offered Updated infotainment system for premium variants $1390 price rise for CX-8 GT Priced from $39,990 plus on-road costs to $69,920 plus on-road costs The 2021 Mazda CX-8 has been updated for the new year, and following in the footsteps of its Mazda SUV stablemates, gains a sporty new Touring SP variant...

2021 Mazda CX-8 update: Australian details revealed early

Australian details of the 2021 Mazda CX-8 have been outed online, ahead of the updated three-row Mazda SUV's expected showroom arrival in March or April. Details published on social media reveal the bulk of the updates unveiled in Japan in December 2020 will make their way to Australia, with the local Mazda CX-8 line-up to benefit from new technology, updated feature lists and an expanded range with two new variants...

2021 Mazda CX-5 and CX-8 updated for Japan, no word on Australian plans

The 2021 Mazda CX-5 and CX-8 have been updated in Japan, with a raft of small changes applied across the two models. Firstly, Mazda has given the 2.2-litre turbo diesel four-cylinder engine in the CX-5 gets a minor power bump, from 140kW to 147kW. Torque is unchanged at 450Nm, but throttle response and transmission changes are said to be improved over the current model...

2020 Mazda CX-8 pricing and specs

Mazda has performed a minor about-face, adding two versions of its CX-8 seven-seat SUV powered by a petrol engine option - for the first time since the nameplate arrived in June 2018. The company has also greatly expanded the range from three specification variants, to eight...

CarAdvice podcast 145: Discussing the 2019 BMW X7

This week you are joined by Mandy Turner, Kez Casey, and Scott Collie. In car news, the 2019 Mazda CX-8 is getting Apple CarPlay and a price increase, Toyota Australia has announced a hydrogen filling station in Victoria, and the 2020 Bentley Continental GT V8 has been unveiled. Plus, Ford has confirmed 5000 European job losses, and Volvo will be installing technology to control drunk drivers...

2019 Mazda CX-8 gets Apple CarPlay, price hike

Mazda has announced a number of small revisions for its CX-8, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard, accompanied by a small price rise across the range. The 2019 version of the CX-8, which slots between the CX-5 and petrol-only CX-9, now gets the G-Vectoring Control (GVC Plus) system as standard, along with tyre-pressure monitoring and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto...

CarAdvice podcast 127: 2019 Chevrolet Camaro review!

Mandy Turner, Mike Costello, and James Wong join you this week. In car news, the Mazda CX-8 is getting a turbo petrol engine in Japan, Ford has announced it's skipping the Geneva motor show, the Porsche 911 Project Gold has sold for $4m, and Toyota's all-new Supra has been confirmed for the Detroit motor show...

Mazda CX-8 gains 2.5T petrol in Japan

The Mazda CX-8 has received a refresh in its home market of Japan, in similar fashion to the smaller and related CX-5, adding two petrol engine options to the range. Like the CX-5 and the CX-9, the 2.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine makes a healthy 170kW of power and 420Nm of torque, mated exclusively to a six-speed automatic transmission...

2018 Mazda CX-5 diesel, CX-8 recalled

Mazda has recalled diesel CX-5 and CX-8 models over concerns the engine might not restart when it's switched off. According to the company, the problem can leave owners stranded in a car that won't start, posing a hazard to both themselves and other road users. A total of 131 cars, sold between April 24 and May 28, 2018, are included in the campaign...

Mazda CX-8, Volvo XC40 score five-star ANCAP results

The new Mazda CX-8 and Volvo XC40 have both been awarded a five-star safety rating by ANCAP, under the updated testing regimedescribed as the "toughest" to date. The XC40 scored 97 per cent for adult occupant protection, 84 per cent for child occupant protection, 71 per cent for vulnerable road user protection and 78 per cent in the safety assist category...

CarAdvice podcast 109: LIVE from Yarra Honda, plus tinting laws discussed

This week, Mandy Turner, Paul Maric, and Trent Nikolic are broadcasting from Yarra Honda in Victoria. In car news, Volkswagen has broken the Pikes Peak record in the I.D R, and it's after a speed record at Bonneville in a Jetta. The 2019 Audi A4, the Aston Martin DBS Superleggera, and Chevrolet Blazer have also been revealed this week...