Updates have been announced for the 2021 Mazda CX-8 range that brings the SUV into line with its larger CX-9 stablemate.
For 2021, there’s a new CX-8 Asaki LE range-topper that features a six-seat layout with captain's chairs in the second-row.
There’s also a new Touring SP variant with the choice of petrol or diesel engines.
CX-8 Touring SP models are differentiated by 19-inch black metallic alloy wheels, black grille and black mirror caps. On the inside, buyers get a suede-like trim on the seats and red contrast stitching.
On CX-8 GT models and above a 10.25-inch infotainment screen running the latest Mazda Connect system is now standard, as is a new remote operated, hands-free tailgate.
Scroll below for each grade’s equipment highlights.
The powertrains have been carried over starting with a 2.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine making 140kW of power and 252Nm of torque.
All petrol-powered CX-8 variants get a six-speed automatic transmission that drives the front wheels.
There’s also a 2.2-litre four-cylinder twin-turbo diesel unit that produces 140kW of power and 450Nm of torque. It’s also matched to a six-speed automatic but buyers get the choice of front- or all-wheel drive.
The updated CX-8 is available now.
2021 Mazda CX-8pricing (excludes on-road costs):
CX-8 Sport petrol FWD – $39,990
CX-8 Touring petrol FWD – $46,790
CX-8 Sport diesel AWD – $46,990
CX-8 Touring SP petrol FWD – $47,790
CX-8 Touring diesel AWD – $53,790
CX-8 Touring SP diesel AWD – $54,790
CX-8 GT diesel FWD – $59,290
CX-8 Asaki diesel FWD – $62,790
CX-8 GT diesel AWD – $63,290
CX-8 Asaki diesel AWD – $66,790
CX-8 Asaki LE diesel AWD – $69,920
2021 Mazda CX-8 equipment highlights:
CX-8 Sport
17-inch alloy wheels with 225/65 tyres
Dusk-sensing LED headlights
Heated electric wing mirrors with auto-folding mechanism
Rain-sensing wipers
Head-up display
Three-zone climate control
Auto-dimming rear-view mirror
Leather steering wheel and gear shifter
8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with satellite navigation
Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
DAB+ digital radio
Six-speaker sound system
Rear parking sensors
Rear-view camera
Autonomous emergency braking
Blind-spot monitoring
Rear cross-traffic alert
Lane-keep assist
Rear parking sensors
Adaptive cruise control
CX-8 Touring adds
LED fog lights
Front parking sensors
Keyless entry
Black leather seat trim
Heated front seats
Eight-way electric driver’s seat
Six-way electric passenger’s seat
USB ports for second-row armrest
Paddle shifters
CX-8 Touring SP also includes
19-inch black metallic alloy wheels
Black front grille, mirror caps
Black honeycomb interior highlights
Suede-like seat trim
Red interior stitching
10-way powered driver’s seat
Heated outboard second-row seats
CX-8 GT adds
10.25-inch infotainment system
Satellite navigation
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
Wireless phone charging
Burgundy or black leather trim
19-inch alloy wheels with 225/55 tyres
Gloss black front grille
Adaptive headlights
Electric tilt-and-slide sunroof
Electric tailgate
LED daytime running lights
10-speaker Bose sound system with subwoofer, 273W amplifier
Heated second-row seats (outboard only)
USB charging ports for the third row
Chrome highlights
CX-8 Asaki adds
19-inch dark alloy wheels with 225/55 tyres
Gun metallic front grille
Chroma Brown Nappa leather seats with quilting
Surround-view monitor
Adaptive LED headlights
Ventilated front seats
Nappa leather seats (dark russet or pure white)
Heated steering wheel
7.0-inch multi-information display
Wood interior trim
Frameless rear-view mirror
LED interior ambient lighting
Premium steering wheel stitching
Unique overhead console
CX-8 Asaki LE adds
Six-seat interior with powered, heated, ventilated second-row captain’s chairs
Second-row centre console with cupholders and USB charging
Chroma Brown or Pure White leather with quilting
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