Mazda big diesel SUV turns a lot of heads because of its slick looks, but its interior is where the magic really happens. Here are five things you need to know about the Mazda CX-8 Asaki LE. Originally conceived as a seven-seater for folks who don’t want to deal with the CX-9’s bulk (or thirsty petrol engine), the diesel CX-8 is now available with an interesting six-seat layout. THIS IS A FANCY MAZDAThe Mazda CX-8 range starts at about $43,490 drive-away. European luxury cars either won’t match its standard features list or will cost much more than the CX-8.