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Mazda CX-8 pricing and specs revealed

The incoming Mazda CX-8 will start in Australia from $48,294 drive-away for buyers in the Melbourne metro area, according to dealer documents obtained this week by CarAdvice.  Pricing for other areas, and the usual before-charges prices, were not revealed...

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We are back for 2018! This week it's Mandy Turner and Mike Stevens in the studio. In car news, the Toyota HiLux Rogue, Rugged and Rugged X are coming to Australia, as is the Mazda CX-8. Over to Korea and Hyundai has announced it is building a two-seater sports car, right after revealing the hydrogen-powered Nexo...


Mazda CX-8 confirmed for Australia, here second-half 2018
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Mazda CX-8 confirmed for Australia, here second-half 2018

UPDATE (10/1): Mazda Australia has officially confirmed the CX-8 will be launched Down Under, with the new three-row crossover to arrive sometime in the second half of 2018. See bottom of article for details. The new 2018 Mazda CX-8 SUV, revealed in July last year as a slightly smaller and more sporty-looking alternative to the familiar CX-9, is on its way to Australia...


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2018 Mazda CX-8 revealed in Japan
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2018 Mazda CX-8 revealed in Japan

The 2018 Mazda CX-8 has been revealed in its home market of Japan this week, giving us a first look at the brand's new seven-seat SUV. Sitting below the larger CX-9 in Mazda's global line-up, the CX-8 is the company's first three-row crossover in the Japanese market - as the CX-9 isn't sold there. Power comes exclusively from an updated version of the familiar 2...


Mazda CX-8 now under consideration for Australia
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Mazda CX-8 now under consideration for Australia

The recently unveiled Mazda CX-8 has now been made available for the Australian market, with the company's local arm this week confirming the seven-seat, diesel-only SUV is in its consideration set for 2018. Speaking to CarAdvice after this week's Mazda technology forum in Frankfurt, Mazda Australia marketing boss Alastair Doak confirmed availability of the CX-8 for our market...


2018 Mazda CX-8 styling revealed
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2018 Mazda CX-8 styling revealed

A new look at the upcoming Mazda CX-8 has been handed down today, revealing its exterior styling for the first time. For now, the view is limited to the CX-8's profile, showing a subtly tapered roofline and a bolder kink in the glasshouse at the D-pillar. But, as the below image of its CX-9 sibling shows, the difference between the two is far less distinct than pundits might have expected...


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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for May 12, 2017

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Mazda CX-8 crossover not for Australia
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Mazda CX-8 crossover not for Australia

The as-yet unrevealed Mazda CX-8 three-row crossover announced last month is not on the cards for Australia, despite our market’s overwhelming demand for SUVs Instead, the vaguely mysterious new six- and seven-seater SUV is being produced in Japan exclusively for the domestic market, where it will sit above the five-seat CX-5...


Mazda CX-8 announced for Japan
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Mazda CX-8 announced for Japan

A new Mazda CX-8 model will join the car maker's growing SUV family this year, according to a Japanese-language press release issued today. The news, accompanied by a single teaser of image of the CX-8's interior, marks the first Japanese-market availability of a three-row Mazda SUV...