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 larger 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 tail light design, a sleeker rear tailgate and new wheel designs.
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 fob.
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 (standard 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’s 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,” he said.
The updated Mazda CX-8 will go on sale in March, 2023.
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