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Mazda CX-8 2023: Australian pricing and release date confirmed for facelifted three-row SUV


Mazda has updated its CX-8 large SUV range in Australia for 2023, increasing prices by up to $1550 

Mazda Australia has announced its 2023 CX-8 lineup, with the large SUV now starting from $42,060 before on-road costs for the entry-level Sport AWD petrol. 

Prices are up by at least $1450, however some variants are commanding up to $1550 more than 2022 values. 

Mazda CX-8 2023 turning out of park
The new Mazda CX-8 has had its styling tweaked for 2023

Mazda says the updated CX-8 will go on sale locally in March 2023.

The facelifted CX-8 will be released in Australia shortly ahead of the arrival of a pair of new premium-grade Mazda SUVs in the five-seat CX-60 and seven-seat CX-90.

Later, the as yet unrevealed CX-80 model may come to Australia as a luxury alternative to today’s CX-8 three-row crossover.

Mazda CX-8 2023 camping
The Mazda CX-8 will be available with six or seven seat layouts

What’s new for the CX-8 in 2023?

The Mazda CX-8 might look a little different to how it did in 2022 and that’s largely due to new inspiration from Mazda’s kodo design language. 

Restyled front and rear bumpers, a block mesh pattern grille and new headlight and tail light design all make their way onto the 2023 Mazda CX-8.

New wheel designs are also set to debut, along with a new Rhodium White exterior colour. 

Mazda CX-8 2021 captain's chairs
Captain’s chairs will remain an option for 2023

On the inside, Mazda has included its 10.25-inch infotainment screen on every model variant, along with wireless Apple CarPlay and wired Android Auto. 

Also standard on the CX-8 will be a 7.0-inch digital instrument cluster, USB-C ports for front occupants and a remote window control system that can be activated via the key fob. 

Mazda says that as a result of extensive research and development, the CX-8 gains redesigned coil springs and front dampers for “improved onboard comfort for the whole family”. 

Mazda CX-8 2023 driving on road
Mazda has also redesigned the headlights and tail lights of the CX-8

The CX-8 will continue to be offered in either a six or seven seat layout, with the six-seat layout featuring second-row captain’s chairs.

Mazda CX-8 2023: prices in Australia

All prices listed are before on-road costs.

  • Sport FWD petrol: $42,060 (+$1450)
  • Sport AWD diesel: $49,060 (+$1450)
  • Touring FWD petrol: $48,960 (+$1450)
  • Touring Active AWD diesel: $56,910 (new)
  • GT SP FWD petrol: $58,560 (+$1550)
  • GT SP AWD diesel: $65,560 (+$1550)
  • Asaki FWD petrol: $61,810 (+$1400)
  • Asaki AWD diesel: $68,810 (+$1400
  • Asaki LE AWD diesel: $71,410 (+$1400)