Several days after Mazda revealed the first official exterior photo of the upcoming CX-8, a brochure depicting the Japan-exclusive, three-row SUV has now made its way onto the internet. With it, we get to see the CX-8 in its entirety, along with a look inside the SUV’s cabin.

From the front, the SUV certainly appears to be derived from the latest CX-5, with cues such as the slim headlights and gap between the chrome surround and bonnet being clearly visible. The grille itself features horizontal slats, similar to that on the CX-9, which also has its fair share of influence.

This is seen at the CX-8’s behind, with a rear overhang that is similar to Mazda’s other three-row SUV, and much longer than the CX-5’s. Other similarities include the rear taillights that also come with a chrome trim piece linking the left and right clusters.

We already know the CX-8 will offer seating for up to seven people, spread evenly across three rows. The brochure leak reveals there will be three seat configurations for the second row – two captain chairs, a full bench or two individual seats with dedicated centre console – available for the CX-8.

Elsewhere, it appears the CX-8 will adopt the CX-5’s dashboard, centre stack and front centre console layout, although the image makes it hard to nail down the details. The commander knob and buttons for the MZD Connect system should be pretty familiar to most by now.

Power will come from a 2.2 litre SkyActiv-D turbodiesel engine matched to a six-speed SkyActiv-Drive automatic transmission. Output figures have yet to have been released, but expect them to match the 172 PS and 420 Nm that the same engine in the CX-5 produces.