The new Mazda CX-3 2016 model year compact crossover officially presented at Los Angeles Auto Show in 2014. The new Mazda CX-3 compact SUV is the fifth model in the Mazda product line, is received not only shaped body design in the Kodo style, but the entire arsenal of Mazda’s modern Skyactiv technology features. Start of production and sales of the new compact crossover is scheduled for spring 2015 in Japan. New cars will be available in summer for North American market, 2016 fall in Europe. Regarding all competitors, the price of the new Mazda CX 3 in the United States will be at least $20 000.
Release date: 2015 summer
2016 Mazda CX-3 exterior
The new Mazda CX-3 compact SUV is built on the new generation Mazda 2 hatchback platform but significantly larger than it and looks like a Mazda CX-5 crossover reduced in size. CX-3 share the same visual similarity trends can be seen in the exterior, not only with the Mazda CX-5, but with the Mazda 2, Mazda 3, and even a new generation Mazda MX-5 roadster.
The front end of compact SUV demonstrates the elegance and refinement of lines and details. Neat headlamps with original twists and LED daytime running lights tracks, lensed headlights, stylish chrome decorated grille, original and elegant bumper with large air intake and vertical slashes of fog lights.
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The rear of the new 2016 Mazda CX-3 remains hot hatches – small size of the tailgate with a miniature glass topped spoiler, blackened rear roof pillars, compact tail lights, located high on the body of the car, a massive bumper.
Only a plastic kit alludes to the SUV nature of a car. The overall impression of the exterior is more like sporty hatchback with fantastic muscular design and harmonious proportions.
2016 Mazda CX-3 interior
The cabin of a new Mazda CX-3 crossover is a full five-seater, despite the relatively small size of the wheelbase. Engineers and designers scrupulously developing every inch of the interior layouts, verified the location of the first row of seats and rear seats, as well as the size and shape of doorways for easier entry and exit. The back row is set higher than the front seats for a better view and to ensure a sufficient amount of legroom for the passengers’ feet.
Interior furnishing of the compact SUV is almost exactly copies the interior decoration of same platform Mazda 2 hatchback.
The driver place has exemplary organization and arrangement of controls: compact multifunction steering wheel, stylish and informative dashboard, center console with a minimal set of necessary equipment and a 7-inch color touch screen Mazda Connect multimedia system, comfortable seats with thick padding, high-quality materials and accurate assembly.
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As an option, there is an opportunity to equip the Mazda CX-3 with i-Activsense security systems complex, leather upholstery, projection display, dual-zone climate control, adaptive cruise control, keyless entry, a panoramic sunroof, and other hi-end equipment.
The trunk of Mazda CX-3 is, of course, also compact. The luggage compartment in the standard position of rear seats is 12,8 cubic ft (365 liters).
2016 Mazda CX-3 Technical specifications
2016 model year Mazda CX-3, will be available with a gasoline 2.0-liter Skyactiv-G engine (two variants of power) which characteristics are unknown, or diesel 1.5-liter Skyactiv-D engine, which debuted on Mazda 2 hatchback and produces 105 hp and 184 ft lb (250 Nm) of torque. The new compact SUV will be available with front or all-wheel drive, 6-speed Skyactiv-MT gearbox (manual transmission) or Skyactiv-Drive (automatic transmission).
With the start of the Mazda CX-3 sales it will be offered exclusively with a front-wheel drive. The usage of the Mazda 2 hatchback platform implies the presence of a simple rear torsion beam suspension, but Mazda representatives that release of new crossover all-wheel drive version with the latest Mazda AWD system and the independent rear multi-link suspension will be held very soon.
The body of the new car is made using high-strength steel (63%), ultra high-strength steel (29%) and 4% usage of ultramodern steel grades with a tensile strength exceeding 1180 MPa.
More information about the technical characteristics of the new car will appear later.
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Article about the 2016 Mazda CX-3 has been prepared on the basis of peer reviews and rumors from the Internet. The exact release date and the start of sales is unclear, but there is an actual information.
2016 Mazda CX-3 photos
- Engine Type : coming soon
- Engine Size : coming soon
- Cylinders : coming soon
- Max. Torque : coming soon
- Max. Power : coming soon
- Pwr:Wgt Ratio : coming soon
- Bore & Stroke : coming soon
Prices, specifications, options, features of 2016 Mazda CX-3 could change without notice.