2018 Mazda CX-8
This looks so much like the CX-9, it makes you wonder why they even bothered.
The thing is, this new CX-8 is for japan only. So far.
And is basically a long version of the CX-5. Not a “slightly sleeker” CX-9.
So it seats 7 in a smaller SUV than the CX-9.
Being smaller, I wonder if this will also be offered in Europe as well later…
So you can compare, here are pictures of the CX-5 and CX-9.
You can tell pretty much everything in front of the B-pillar of the CX-8 is similar to the CX-5, not the CX-9.
So here you go….
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Don't forget the smaller CX-4 that in my opinion should take the CX-2 place here in the US.
Absolutely right. It is really weird they don't offer their best looking car (the CX-4) in the US at all!
But it is larger than the CX-3 so would not be called the CX-2…
I agree, if the CX4 was here, I would already own one. I love the design, and practicality that vehicle offers.
Mazda should be working on a new redesign CX-7 to against the upcoming Honda Passport and Chevrolet Blazer and Ford Edge.
This company is lost. Suffers from me too styling. Has nothing unique and the corporate heads are stuck in a culture of no rebates and no agresssive strategy. They will stay as is or drop in sales. I for one would not be interested in a Mazda franchise. Dealer groups buying up mazda stores will see little return for large efforts.
I saw the CX4 in China, even better in person. It would definitely sell better than the CX2 but might take some sales from the 3.
My mistake, I meant the CX-3 (not CX-2 which doesn't exsit).
The decision to not sell the CX4 anywhere but in China (it's not available in Europe either, not even in Japan..!) is incomprehensible and just plain stupid. There is no doubt in my mind that it would be an instant sales success in all of these markets. I get that since it was developed with only China in mind, it's probably not up to Western standards in terms of safety etc., so they can't just bring it now, but if they had invested a little more at the development stage to get a world-ready car, they would have seen a huge return on that investment, that is clear as day. I'm angry at Mazda for being so dense not to see this, and for disppointing their fans and customers all around the world like this.
We owned a mazda store. Dumped it!