Mazda CX-8 SUV Unveiled its Diesel Model
Adding to the packed crossover market, another automobile market unveiled their 4th crossover, Mazda CX-8 SUV for the global markets, but it will come with a diesel motor only under its hood. The new Seven-seater model, Mazda CX-8 SUV aims to be an oil burner efficient in comparison to the petrol only model of Mazda i.e. CX-9.
The CX-8 shares the same wheelbase as of CX-9 despite being the fact that it’s a bit shorter in size giving it enough space for interior work. The suspension is copied from the bigger CX-9 with slight adjustments.
Under the hood, resides a turbo diesel engine of 2.2-litre putting the CX-8 at a torque of 450 NM and 188 horsepower. Power is delivered through a 6-speed automatic transmission driving it to each corner from the front wheels or an optional setup of AWD.
Market segments for the new Mazda CX-8 SUV have not been revealed for now but it’s highly unlikely that it will be offered in the Saudi Arabia, UAE or other GCC countries due to the nature of the model, diesel-only, the company has decided to produce.