Mazda CX-8 updated for model year 2022; here what’s new

Mazda CX-8 updated for model year 2022; here what’s new

KUALA LUMPUR: Mazda Malaysia seems to be on a roll this week. Apart from opening the ordering books for the 2022 Mazda MX-30, the automaker launched the new, updated CX-8 SUV.


  • How much does the 2022 Mazda CX-8 costs?

    Offered in five variant options, the new CX-8 price range from RM212,225 - RM177,674.
  • What new colour options is the 2022 CX-8 offered in?

    The SUV benefits from two new metallic hues, Polymetal Grey and Platinum Quartz.
  • The updated CX-8 benefits from meaningful revisions that only makes the three-row SUV better suited for young urban buyers. Let’s now discuss all the new additions in detail, starting from the variants offered.

    2022 Mazda CX-8

    2022 Mazda CX-8: Variants & Price

    New 2.5 T High Plus AWD

    RM 212,225

    2.2 High Plus

    RM 204,759

    2.5 High Plus 2WD

    RM 197,553

    2.5 High 2WD

    RM 183,452

    2.5 Mid 2WD

    RM 177,674

    So, a new range-topping 2.5 T High Plus AWD variant and the sole 2.2 High Plus diesel trim now ditch the all-wheel-drive system. Rest all remains the same.

    2022 Mazda CX-8: Engine

    The range-topping 2.5 T High Plus AWD variant is powered by a new 2.5-litre forced-induction turbocharged mill generating a maximum power of 228 hp at 5,000 rpm along with a peak torque of 420 Nm at 2,000 rpm. It is the only model with Mazda’s i-Activ AWD system.

    2022 Mazda CX-8 engine details

    The other three petrol versions, the 2.5 High Plus 2WD, 2.5 High 2WD,,and 2.5 Mid 2WD, gets a naturally-aspirated 2.5-litre unit producing 192 hp at 6,000 rpm and 258 Nm at 4,000 rpm.

    As for the sole diesel variant, the 2.2 High Plus trim is powered by a 2.2-litre Skyactiv-D turbo engine pumping a maximum power of 188 hp at 4,500 rpm along with a peak torque of 450 Nm at 2,000 rpm.

    2022 Mazda CX-8 gearbox

    All the above-mentioned powertrains are paired to the same old 6-speed Skyactiv-Drive automatic gearbox.

    2022 Mazda CX-8: Exterior & Interior inclusions

    2022 Mazda CX-8 features

    Apart from the new turbo powertrain, the 2022 CX-8 benefits from several noteworthy features. Part of the updated specification list is -

    • New grille with an array of vertical interlocking vertical bars; finished in gunmetal
    • New 19-inch 10-spoke alloys
    • New metallic hues; Polymetal Grey and Platinum Quartz
    • 8-inch touchscreen (now standard)
    • Wireless Apple CarPlay support

    2022 Mazda CX-8 cabin

    • Qi wireless charging (2.5 High and above)
    • Leather upholstery (standard)
    • Dark red Nappa leather (High Plus)
    • Seat heating and ventilation (High Plus)
    • Second-row heating & ventilation (High Plus)
    • Head-up display(High Plus)

    2022 Mazda CX-8 updated

    • Manual rear door sunshade (High Plus)
    • 360-degree camera system (High Plus)
    • Adaptive LED headlight
    • LED DRLs
    • LED tail lights
    • LED cabin illumination
    • Frameless rear-view mirror
    • Second-row captain seat

    2022 Mazda CX-8 specs

    The SUV’s standard kit remains the same as before and it includes - automatic LED headlights, LED tail lights, LED fog lights, keyless entry, push-button start, a 7-inch instrument display, triple-zone automatic climate control, power-adjustable front seats with driver’s side memory, auto-dimming rear-view mirror, seven-seat layout, six speakers, hands-free powered tailgate, and a reverse camera.

    2022 Mazda CX-8: Safety

    Standard kit includes: 6 airbags, ABS with EBD & BA, dynamic stability control, traction control, emergency stop signal, hill launch assist, auto-hold function, auto door lock, walk away lock, seat belt warning (driver, passenger, & rear)

    2022 Mazda CX-8 safety

    Also part of the SUV’s safety kit are advanced safety technologies, however, they vary with the variants 2.5 High & above. The list includes -

    • Adaptive front-lighting system
    • High beam control (not in 2.5 High)
    • Blind spot monitoring
    • Rear cross traffic alert
    • Lane departure warning system(not in 2.5 High)
    • Lane-keep assist system(not in 2.5 High)
    • Driver attention alert(not in 2.5 High)
    • Smart City Brake Support
    • Smart city brake support(not in 2.5 High)
    • Mazda radar cruise control(not in 2.5 High)

    What do you think of the updated CX-8 SUV? Let us know in the comments.

    Also Read: Mazda’s roadmap to get carbon-neutrality by 2035

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