2016 Mazda CX-3 Crossover

2016 Mazda CX-3 Crossover – The CX-3 is a fun and feisty runabout with a can-do attitude, promising taut handling paired with edgy styling. A 2.0-liter four-cylinder and a six-speed automatic with front-wheel drive provide the zoom-zoom; all-wheel drive is optional. Like the rest of the family, the CX-3 relies on its sport-tuned suspension and creative weight-saving measures to maintain Mazda’s unique brand of driving pleasure. The cabin is equally well engineered, featuring high-quality materials and modern driving aids.

2016 Mazda CX-3 Crossover

2016 Mazda CX-3 Crossover

HIROSHIMA, Japan—Mazda Motor Corporation today revealed the all-new Mazda CX-3 to the world. The new compact crossover SUV is the fifth model in Mazda’s line-up of new-generation vehicles that feature the full range of SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY and KODO-Soul of Motion design. With global launches starting from Japan in the spring of 2015, the CX-3 is set to become a core model in the automaker’s line-up.

The all-new compact crossover SUV offers all the essentials people look for in a car; a design of overwhelming quality and style, packaging developed solely with the customer’s ease-of-use in mind, and the responsive driving feel that Mazda strives for in every model. The CX-3 was developed to suit the customer’s creative lifestyle in any scene, from inner-city driving to enjoying the great outdoors.

The powertrain line-up includes the SKYACTIV-D 1.5-liter clean diesel engine and SKYACTIV-G 2.0-liter gasoline engine, depending on the market. Along with Mazda’s new-generation AWD system, each engine option delivers powerful and linear driving performance and outstanding environmental performance. To enhance the customer’s driving pleasure, the model also offers a wide range of Mazda’s latest technologies, including the Mazda Connect car connectivity system*1 and i-ACTIVSENSE advanced safety features.

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A six-speed automatic transmission is mandatory, but Mazda will offer a choice of front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.

We’ve seen impressive real-world gas mileage results from Skyactiv engines in other Mazda models, so it will be interesting to see how the CX-3’s performance stacks up against its EPA fuel-economy ratings, once those are released.

Like the exterior styling, the interior of the CX-3 also borrows heavily from other Mazda models. It’s also available with the latest Mazda Connect infotainment system with smartphone integration.

Other technology options include a suite of active and passive safety systems under the i-Activesense banner.

2016 Mazda CX-3 Crossover release date

The 2016 Mazda CX-3 will go on sale in Japan in spring 2015, with U.S. sales likely to follow shortly after that.

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