The 2019 Mazda CX-8 has copped some running improvements with the diesel-powered SUV now getting more equipment.

Just a year after it launched here the Mazda CX-8 has copped some running equipment tweaks and they’re more than just cosmetic. The headline grabber is probably the addition of Mazda’s G-Vectoring Control Plus (as standard across the range) which adds to the original system “direct yaw control for improved stability and handling,” according to Mazda. Tyre pressure monitoring is now standard as is Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.

On the inside, there’s a new look climate control panel for the Sport and Asaki (there are only two models in the CX-8 line-up, but the choice of 2WD and AWD for Sport). On the outside, Mazda has added an LED licence plate light and the wheels for the Sport and Asaki have also been refreshed.

The Asaki adds ventilated front seats and a 7.0-inch LCD information screen which allows for more information to be displayed. This top-spec variant also gets a frameless rear vision mirror, a new overhead console design and ambient lighting.

In announcing the running changes, Mazda Australia Managing Director, Vinesh Bhindi, said, “Mazda CX-8 Diesel appeals to customers needing flexible space and the latest in safety for their family, but who don’t want to compromise on style or special features,” said Mr Bhindi.

“The 2019 upgrade adds more practicality and panache to Mazda CX-8 Diesel, giving it a sharper edge in the large SUV category as a desirable addition to our customers’ lives.”


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