Wednesday, November 19, 2014
All-New Mazda CX-3 is the Urbanite's Crossover
Mazda used the Los Angeles Auto Show to unveil a new addition to its Skyactiv-equipped crossover range: the CX-3. The CX-3 will first launch in Japan in 2015 followed by the rest of the world soon thereafter. Mazda believes it will become a core product in their ever-expanding model range.
Based off the Mazda2, the CX-3 has been specifically developed with the urban environment in mind. It offers great maneuverability due to its compact size and yet, it offers the very same responsive driving feel that’s in the Mazda DNA.
Not much mechanical detail was given during the show, but Mazda has revealed that it will be powered by either a 1.5-liter Skyactiv-D clean diesel engine or a 2.0-liter Skyactiv-G gasoline engine. It will also be offered with all-wheel drive technology.
Aside from the mechanicals, the CX-3 is expected to carry a wide range of Mazda’s tech including Mazda Connect and i-ACTIVESENSE. Clearly, the Subaru XV (and maybe even the Ford EcoSport) is going to have a tough competition ahead.