- A New Era of 3-Row Crossover SUV.

Hello and Welcome to another episode of ThitichaiTalks.

The predecessor ; The CX-7.

The predecessor ; The CX-7.

Today I'm gonna talking about another beautiful Mazda ; The All-New CX-8 for 2020.

Mazda is creating a new vehicle segment in the Thailand and we are setting a new standard for the automobile market once again. Customers will now be able to purchase a 6- and 7-seat premium SUV for the whole family without any restrictions like before. With the Thai society being based on multi-generation families, the CX-8 will serve as the perfect vehicle for important moments, creating friendship and happiness for all.

Mr. Chanchai Trakarnudomsuk, PResident of mazda sales th.

The Styling...

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 Performance...

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 Safety...

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 Gallery.

The Walk-Around Footage...

Is not currently available, But I'll upload after Bangkok International Motor Expo 2019 here on Drivetribe.

The Price...

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..

All-New Mazda CX-8, The Precious Moment for All.

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