In response to strong customer demand, the Mazda CX-8 line-up now sees all FWD variants feature the naturally aspirated 2.5L Skyactiv-G petrol engine.
Mazda CX-8 first launched in 2018 as a diesel only model, introducing a petrol variant in 2020 to offer wider choice to customers. Now with more than 70% of customers choosing petrol, Mazda has again expanded the seven-seater's offering.
All grades of Mazda CX-8 driven by the front wheels will be offered with the highly efficient 2.5L Skyactiv-G petrol engine, producing 140kW of power and 252Nm of torque.
All-wheel-drive models will be exclusively powered by Mazda's prodigious 2.2L Skyactiv-D twin-turbo diesel engine, which delivers 140kW and 450Nm of pulling power.
Mazda Australia Managing Director, Vinesh Bhindi said the Mazda CX-8 has enjoyed strong growth as the range continues to evolve over time.
"Mazda CX-8 has become a strong contender in the large family SUV category, with dimensions that offer good manoeuvrability without compromising on space or comfort for all seven occupants," he said.
"Customer demand for the model continues to grow; from November 2020 to November 2021 we've seen a more than 80% increase on sales, encouraging us to further diversify the range to give customers even more choice."
The Mazda CX-8 has a five-star ANCAP safety rating and boasts an impressive list of passive and active safety features across all model grades including blind-Spot Monitoring, Lane-keep Assist System, Lane Departure Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Smart Brake Support and Smart City Brake Support for front and rear.
The updated range of Mazda CX-8 is on sale now.
Mazda CX-8: Model line-up and pricing
Grade MSRP (ex. on-road costs)
SPORT PETROL FWD $39,990
TOURING PETROL FWD $46,890
TOURING SP PETROL FWD $47,890
(NEW) GT PETROL FWD $56,390
NEW) ASAKI PETROL FWD $59,790
SPORT DIESEL AWD $46,990
TOURING DIESEL AWD $53,890
TOURING SP DIESEL AWD $54,890
GT DIESEL AWD $63,390
ASAKI DIESEL AWD $66,890
ASAKI LE DIESEL AWD $69,390
Warranty and roadside assist
All Mazda models feature a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty as well as five years' premium roadside assistance.