Mazda CX-3 Neo (Australia)
|Body and chassis|
|Class||Subcompact crossover SUV|
|Body style||5-door hatchback|
|Layout||Front-engine, front-wheel-drive/four-wheel drive|
|Engine||1.3 L SkyActiv-G turbocharged I4 gasoline
2.0 L SkyActiv-G I4 gasoline
1.5 L SkyActiv-D diesel
|Wheelbase||2,570 mm (101 in)|
|Length||4,275 mm (168 in)|
|Width||1,765 mm (69 in)|
|Height||1,550 mm (61 in)|
|Curb weight||1,339 kg (2,952 lb)|
The Mazda CX-3 is a subcompact crossover SUV manufactured in Japan by Mazda.Based on the same platform as the Mazda2, it was revealed to the public with a full photo gallery on November 19, 2014, and first put on display two days later at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show, as a 2016 model year production vehicle
CX3 Racing Concept (2015)
The Mazda CX3 Racing Concept was unveiled at the 2015 Tokyo Auto Salon and a few days later at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. It sports front lip and roof spoilers, side skirts, coloured accents and larger 17 inch wheels and tyres. The concept also rides on an adjustable suspension, and includes a racing air intake kit and a sports muffler.
Production version (2016-present)
The CX-3 is offered with an array of engines, such as a 1.5 L and 2.0 four cylinder gasoline engine and a 1.5 L SkyActiv-D diesel engine. CX-3 sales began in the United States in the end of 2015 as a model for 2016. It replaced the similar Mazda2 subcompact in the market in North America.
Across the model lineup, power is provided by a 2.0 litre SkyActiv-G engine that develops 146 bhp (108 kW) and 146 lb-ft (197 Nm) of torque. It is connected to a six speed automatic transmission which can be paired to an optional all wheel drive system.
The entry level CX-3 Sport, Touring and Grand Touring all feature cruise control, power windows / lock and a 60/40 split folding rear seat. Other highlights include a rearview camera, Bluetooth connectivity, and a MAZDA CONNECT infotainment system with a seven inch display as standard equipment.
In Asia, the CX-3 is sold in countries such as Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand, and will be introduced progressively from 2016. Similarly, the CX-3 is offered with a 2.0 four cylinder gasoline engine or a 1.5 L SkyActiv-D diesel engine.
Awards and recognition
- 2015 Red Dot Design Award, Germany
- 2016 Yahoo Autos Savvy Ride of the Year
- 2016 IIHS Top Safety Pick+
- 2016 World Car Design of the Year Finalist
- 2016 Car of the Year Thailand Winner