Mazda New Zealand recently confirmed that the all-new Mazda CX-8 will be added to its impressive SUV range in the second half of 2018. Mazda says the new seven seat SUV offers “the spacious versatility of a large car, with smaller dimensions that won’t compromise on cabin comfort, drive or power.” The CX-8 sits between Mazda’s CX-5 and CX-9 in terms of size, features Mazda’s I-ACTIVSENSE technologies and is powered by the 2.2L SKYACTIV-D engine. Managing Director of Mazda New Zealand, David Hodge, said the brand-new Mazda CX-8 will meet New Zealand’s growing demand for the versatility which SUV’S provide. “More and more, Kiwis are opting for larger SUV’S to suit the demands of their busy lives; the brand-new Mazda CX-8 is the perfect fit for those who need the versatility of seven seats and the economy that diesel affords,” said Mr Hodge. Pricing for the Mazda CX-8 will be announced closer to its launch in the second half of this year.