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    CX-8 vs CX-9

    Australia and other countries are getting the slightly smaller CX-8 with a 2.2L turbo diesel engine. The article compares it to the CX-9.

    http://www.caradvice.com.au/613040/m...for-australia/

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    I see no logical purpose for Mazda to have developed a slightly smaller CX-9.

    If the gas turbo engine isn't practical for some countries, they could have saved a lot of time and money shoving the diesel engine into the existing CX-9.

    The few inches difference makes no sense for both to exist. Think about it, the CX-8 is the about the length of the Highlander, LOL.The cost involved in doing an entirely different interior!

    The CX-9 looks so much better. The shortened CX-8 proportions just don't work as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPL View Post
    I see no logical purpose for Mazda to have developed a slightly smaller CX-9.
    Reason it was built is because of Japanese tax rates. CX-9 is not sold there due to its size incurring higher taxes.

    Hence the creation of the CX-8.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xeler8ing View Post
    Reason it was built is because of Japanese tax rates. CX-9 is not sold there due to its size incurring higher taxes.

    Hence the creation of the CX-8.
    This is why America is the place to be. Most countries tax by size, engine size, etc.

    6" difference is silly. Like I said, the Highlander is approximately the same length. The Sorento is shorter, the Acadia is about the size of the CX-8 and these all compete directly with CX-9.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPL View Post
    This is why America is the place to be. Most countries tax by size, engine size, etc.

    6" difference is silly. Like I said, the Highlander is approximately the same length. The Sorento is shorter, the Acadia is about the size of the CX-8 and these all compete directly with CX-9.
    Probably reasons why CX-8 won't be sold there ever

    AFAIK we don't as of yet tax that way. We do however have luxury car tax which kicks in at certain amount.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPL View Post
    If the gas turbo engine isn't practical for some countries, they could have saved a lot of time and money shoving the diesel engine into the existing CX-9.
    That's what I thought so too. good point

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    Actually, the CX-8 has been a huge success:

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/peterly.../#5444e30f1145

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