ThitichaiTalks #10 ; The All-New 2020 Mazda CX-8.
Hello and Welcome to another episode of ThitichaiTalks.
The predecessor ; The CX-7.
Today I'm gonna talking about another beautiful Mazda ; The All-New CX-8 for 2020.
The design of the All-New Mazda CX-8 is based on the “KODO design: Soul of Motion”
philosophy featuring “Less is More” design concept that removes unnecessary factors, leaving just pure beauty. Both the exterior and interior design boasts high-quality materials and high levels of versatility for the customer. Much importance have been given to interior space and occupant comfort, with the 3-row seat layout being available with a choice of 6 or 7 seats.
The 6-seat version features individual “Exclusive Captain Seats” at the second row, and is fully-loaded with storage boxes, cup/bottle holders, two USB ports and rear window shades.
The 7-seat version is equipped with 3 seats at the second row with 60:40 split folding function armrest, cup/bottle holder and two USB ports. The third-row seats in both trims are able to accommodate 170cm-tall individuals, and can be completely folded flat (50:50) to increase luggage space. The interior carries a dark color tone with real wood and satin chrome fittings and Deep Red Nappa leather upholstery with dark brown stitching.
The driver’s seat has 8-way electric adjustment and memory, while interior comfort is provided by a Tri Zone climate control system. A 10-speaker BOSE surround system comes as standard along with Mazda Connect smartphone application and Apple CarPlay.
Information is displayed on a 7-inch touchscreen that can also be used with the Center Commander knob.
The All-New Mazda CX-8 is available with two engine choices. The first is a 2.2-liter SKYACTIV-D Clean Diesel engine that has been improved with VVT (Variable Valve Timing) and 2-stage variable turbo upgrades. It offers swift and precise response at every speed range, producing up to 190 horsepower at 4,500 RPM. and as much as 450 Nm (330 lb∙ft) of torque from 2,000 RPM. The XDL Exclusive trim is equipped with the i-ACTIV AWD (All-Wheel-Drive) system that automatically adjusts to varying conditions. Meanwhile, the fuel economy is claimed at 17.5 km/liters. (41 U.S. MPG.)
The second is the 2.5-liter SKYACTIV-G petrol engine that is also improved, coming with a Dual S-VT system that is more responsive. It is capable of developing 194 horsepower at 6,000 RPM and 258 Nm (190 lb∙ft) of torque at 4,000 RPM. Apart from the economical and eco-friendly engine, the average fuel economy is 13.5 km/liter. (31 U.S. MPG.)
The CX-8 also comes with the G-Vectoring Control (GVC system that helps lower fatigue and smoothens out cornering forces.
The All-New Mazda CX-8 features top safety features with the all-round i-Activsense package that predicts an emergency situation and immediately warns the driver of danger.
Standard features offered in every trim level includes:
Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, 360 View Monitor , Mazda Radar Cruise Control, Smart City Brake Support , Advanced Smart City Brake Support.
The Walk-Around Footage...
Is not currently available, But I'll upload after Bangkok International Motor Expo 2019 here on Drivetribe.
The price was blasting all Pick-Up Base PPV Competitor,
The base 2.5 S (Petrol+7 Seating) listed at 1.599 Million THB.
2.5 SP (Petrol+7 Seating) listed at 1.699 Million THB.
2.2 XDL (Diesel+7 Seating) listed at 1.899 Million THB.
And Top-Tier 2.2 XDL-Exclusive with AWD (Diesel+6 Seating)
listed at 2.069 Million THB.
My Heartbeat rate ; 2020 MAzda CX-8 :
My Impression ; It was indeed very beautiful SUV in it's class with KODO design, and interior was very roomy but except at the third row was a little bit cramped, And even though it 2020 Model year, It's still using old front grill unlike current CX-5.
And that's pretty much it, Thanks for reading and see you again in next episode..