Mr. Chanchai Trakarnudomsuk, President of Mazda Sales (Thailand) Co. Ltd., said, "The NEW MAZDA CX-8, which is Mazda's premium crossover SUV is the second model that was launched to Thai market after MAZDA CX-5. The launching in this time is in accordance with Mazda's product strategy that aims to drive Thai automotive Industry in the last quarter of the year after the COVID-19 situation has been improved. In the last months of 2021, the D-SUVs market for the 7-seater SUV combined with modified pickup trucks or PPV has been continued to grow and had cumulative sales from January-September 2021 at 36,811 units, or accounted for 28% increase compared YOY with 2020 cumulative sales that had 28,857 units. The sales volume shows that the SUVs market is still very competitive in Thailand and has the potential to grow but choice of vehicle is still limited. Therefore, the update of MAZDA CX-8 strategy will be the factor attracting customers who are looking for a SUV that is truly developed from passenger car platform for their family that could be able to deliver comfort to all family members.
The NEW MAZDA CX-8 features fuller technology and provides as many as five variants for customer to choose with 3-row 6-and 7-seat choices in both gasoline and diesel engine. The CX-8 is developed to meet the needs of customers who are looking for SUV that is comfortable, versatile, provide good driving visibility, excellent driving performance and fully equipped with advanced safety technology.
As the MAZDA CX-8 is not developed based on pickup truck platform as the same as PPV, therefore, it provides more comfort that is equivalent to passenger car while it still has the versatility that customers are looking for. Mazda believes that this model will be well received by customers and it will be able to deliver happiness to all family members.
Mr. Thee Permpongpanth, Senior Vice President said, "The NEW MAZDA CX-8 is still maintaining its identity of being the only premium 6-and 7-seats 3-Row Crossover SUV in Thailand. It is launched with "The Precious Moment for All" concept and has a clear target customer that includes company executives, business owners and successful individuals who have strong leadership and unique lifestyle. This updated model will deliver happiness to all family members and create an inspiration for endless lifestyle with fuller comfort and safety technology featured since entry variants.
In addition, more variant is offer to customers while maintaining Mazda's uniqueness as the same as other crossover SUV in the CX-Series including the premium quality of interior design, better driving performance, versatile function, comfort and advanced safety technology. All functions of the NEW MAZDA CX-8 are truly designed to meet the requirements of all family members.
The update of MAZDA CX-8 is to make it more complete to meet the different needs of customers. New variant of a 3-row 6-seat gasoline engine is now available in the 2.5 SP Exclusive. The second row of this model features the exclusive "Captain Seats" that is individually separate left-right, able to recline and slide front-back. The center console that has been designed to deliver a precious moment for all family members is also featured in the second row. Moreover, the new model has specious cabin to provide comfort and superior feeling. Advanced safety technologies have been added in all variants to offer more value to customers i.e., the 8-inch touchscreen Center Display with Center Commander, LED Signature Daytime Running Light, LED Signature Taillight, Adaptive Front-Lighting System (AFS) and 4-point Front and 4-point Rear Parking Sensors.
The 7-seater model is still maintaining its uniqueness with 3 seats in the second row to deliver comfort in every movement and allowing passenger to get in and out the car easily. Also, the second-row seats and third-row seats can be completely folded flat to increase luggage space in order to deliver memorable experience and pleasure to all family members.
Both exterior and interior design of the NEW MAZDA CX-8 is meticulously in every detail like a masterpiece of art that is developed based on Kodo: Soul of Motion philosophy featuring "Less is More", that removes unnecessary factors, leaving just pure beauty. The interior carries a dark color tone with wood trim and satin chrome fittings and Deep Red Nappa leather seats. It also allows driver and passenger to access to information in car with Mazda Connect that is compatible with Apple CarPlay(R) and Android Auto(TM) together with the 8-inch touch screen center display that are performed by using center commander and 10-speaker BOSE(R) surround system.
The development concept of the NEW MAZDA CX-8 is to deliver superior driving experience and being the vehicle that meet all needs of all family members. The interior layout and design function are perfectly positioned in accordance with the HMI (Human Machine Interface) that allows driver to focus on road, provide oneness between driver and car. The windshield Active Driving Display is also equipped in the car to meet variety of customers' needs.
The NEW MAZDA CX-8 is available with two choices of engines. First, the SKYACTIV-G 2.5 gasoline engine that is featured in 3 variants; 2.5 S (7 Seats), 2.5 SP (7 Seats) and 2.5 SP Exclusive (6 Seats). It features Dual S-VT proving swift and precise response and it is capable of developing 194 horsepower and 258Nm of torque. The average fuel economy is 13.2 km/liter and it is environmentally friendly.
The second is the SKYACTIV-D 2.2 Clean Diesel engine featured in the XDL (7 seats) and XDL Exclusive (6 seats). This type of engine has been improved with VVT (Variable Valve Timing) and 2-stage variable turbo upgrades to offers swift and precise response at every speed range. The XDL Exclusive is also equipped with the i-ACTIV AWD* (All-Wheel-Drive) system that automatically adjusts to varying conditions. Meanwhile, the fuel economy is claimed at 17.5km/liters.4 and it is environmentally friendly.
The NEW MAZDA CX-8 is fully equipped with Mazda' i-Activsense advanced safety technology that predicts an emergency and immediately warns the driver of danger. The advanced safety feature includes:
- Lane-keep Assist System (LAS)
- Driver Attention Alert (DAA)
- Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS)
- Mazda Radar Cruise Control (MRCC)
- Rear Cross Traffic (RCTA)
- Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring (ABSM)
- Smart Brake Support (SBS)
- Advanced SCBS (Advanced SCBS)
- Smart City Brake Support-Reverse (SCBS-R)
- Adaptive LED Headlamps (ALH)
- 360o View Monitor
- Promptly protect driver and passenger from accident with 6 airbags including front, side and curtain airbags
Mr. Thee added, "At present, there are very few options for large SUVs that has developed from passenger car platform. Most of choices available in the market are PPVs developed from pickup truck platform that body structure, chassis, suspension and ground clearance are problems for children and elderly people to get in and out and it is the diesel engine as same as pickup truck. Most importantly, the third row of vehicle is not comfortable enough and there are wide ranges of prices from 1 Million to nearly 2 Million Baht. Therefore, with the price starting at only 1.4 Million Baht, it will make the NEW MAZDA CX-8 become one of the best choice for customers that delivers comfort, elegance, luxury and superior level of driver's lifestyle.
The pricing for the NEW MAZDA CX-8:ModelEngineInterior Package (Seats)Price (Baht)2.5 SSKYACTIV-G 2.571,499,0002.5 SPSKYACTIV-G 2.571,599,0002.5 SP EXCLUSIVESKYACTIV-G 2.561,639,000XDLSKYACTIV-D 2.271,799,000XDL EXCLUSIVESKYACTIV-D 2.262,069,000
The NEW MAZDA CX-8 is available in 6 body colors: Soul Red Crystal, Machine Gray, Jet Black, Sonic Silver, Snowflake White Pearl and Deep Crystal Blue.
Special promotional campaign for NEW MAZDA CX-8 is minimum 0% interest rare1 or 1.99% interest rate2, free 1-year Mazda Premium Insurance3 and 3- years Mazda Care Program4.
1 55% down payment, 24-months installation
2 25% down payment, 48-months installation
3 Insurance company for these campaigns are (1) Viriyah Insurance, (2) Thanachart Insurance (3) Thaivivat Insurance, (4) Dipaya Insurance
4 3-years Mazda Care Program or 60,000 km. (whichever comes first). Exclusively for customers who choose 1.99% interest rate promotional campaign.
4 According to UN R101 Combined Mode of the XDL model
- Condition for credit approval is considered by Tisco Bank Plc. and TMB Thanachart Bank Plc. only.
- Limited for hire-purchasers who meet the terms and conditions of Tisco Bank Plc. and TMB Thanachart Bank Plc. and reserve and receive vehicle from 11 - 31 October 2021.
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Source: Mazda Sales (Thailand)