Mazda CX-8 model update 2023

2023 Mazda CX-8 – Mazda CX-8 – has received a comprehensive styling update and a suite of new technological features. 

2023 Mazda CX-8 1 An impactful expression of Mazda’s lauded Kodo design language, key exterior changes for the updated Mazda CX-8 include a block mesh pattern grille and grille surround, restyled front and rear bumpers, a new headlight and taillight design and a sleeker rear tailgate that compliments the SUV’s contemporary form.

Other visual upgrades include a series of new-to-Mazda CX-8 wheel designs and Mazda’s latest body colour, Rhodium White, which becomes the third Takuminuri colour in the range and joins a now eight-strong paint palette.

Inside the three-row SUV, Mazda’s vibrant 10.25-inch Mazda Connect infotainment system now comes standard across the range, as does wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

More new standard technology added to the line-up includes a razor-sharp 7.0-inch digital instrument display, USB-C ports for front-row occupants and a remote window control system activated via the key fob.

Mazda’s intelligent Drive Select or ‘Mi-Drive’, which lets the driver switch between Normal and Off-Road modes, will be a standard feature for AWD models. A Sport mode is reserved for FWD petrol models.

2023 Mazda CX-8 1

Thanks to exhaustive research, testing and development, the updated Mazda CX-8 now gains redesigned coil springs and front dampers to enhance manoeuvrability and offer improved onboard comfort for the whole family.

Mazda Australia Managing Director, Vinesh Bhindi, said the updated CX-8’s myriad new features and redesigned appearance would ensure it stayed at the top of buyers’ wish lists.

“The Australian consumer has embraced Mazda CX-8 – its combination of elegance and practicality makes it a compelling package that’s hard to ignore.

“With this latest update, Mazda CX-8 has taken the game to another level, with both styling and technology that will ensure it’s a hit with Aussie buyers for years to come.”

The new and improved Mazda CX-8 will go on sale in March 2023.

2023 Mazda CX-8 1

Mazda CX-8 Price List



Skyactiv G 2.5-litre petrolFWD$42,060
Skyactiv D 2.2-litre dieselAWD$49,060
TouringSkyactiv G 2.5-litre petrolFWD$48,960
Touring ActiveSkyactiv D 2.2-litre dieselAWD$56,910
GT SPSkyactiv G 2.5-litre petrolFWD$58,560
Skyactiv D 2.2-litre dieselAWD$65,560


Skyactiv G 2.5-litre petrolFWD$61,810
Skyactiv D 2.2-litre dieselAWD$68,810
Asaki LESkyactiv D 2.2-litre dieselAWD$71,410


Please note: Manufacturer’s List Price (MLP) excludes all on-road and dealer delivery costs. Premium paint charge of $795 applies for Rhodium White, Soul Red Crystal, Polymetal Grey and Machine Grey.


About Rob Fraser 2469 Articles
Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.