Following its debut in September this year, the Mazda CX-8 is now on display at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show, and we now bring you a small gallery of the three-row SUV.

In its domestic market, the CX-8 is offered with a 2.2 litre SkyActiv-D engine (188 hp and 450 Nm) paired with a six-speed SkyActiv-Drive automatic transmission. Customers will get to choose between front-wheel drive or Mazda’s i-Activ AWD all-wheel drive system.

The vehicle measures 4,900 mm long, which is 350 mm more than the CX-5, 1,840 mm wide and 1,730 mm tall. It also shares the same wheelbase with the CX-9 at 2,930 mm, again longer than on the CX-5 (2,700 mm).

In terms of design, the CX-8 adopts cues from both the CX-5 and CX-9, as seen on the SUV’s headlights, grille and taillights. The interior however, follows that found in the CX-5, and features many familiar Mazda items like the steering wheel design, MZD infotainment system, seven-inch touchscreen, climate control system and switchgear.

This particular example is specified with a six-passenger layout, where the second row accommodates a pair of captain seats with a console box separating them. Access to the third row is achieved with a pull of the handle on either second-row seat, and the rearmost seating area is said to be comfortable for adults of up to 170-cm tall.

With the third row of seats, there’s 239 litres of boot space available when all three rows of seats are in their original position. Fold the third row down and there is now 572 litres. There’s also a multi-purpose sub-trunk 307 mm deep that sits below the floor of the luggage compartment to store items.

It was revealed last month that the CX-8 will be sold in markets outside Japan as well, although specific markets (including those in the ASEAN region) weren’t mentioned at the time. Would you be interested in the CX-8 over the CX-9?