2016 MAZDA CX-3 IMPROVEMENTS

Mazda has unveiled its great all-new 2016 Mazda CX-3 at 2014 Los Angleles Auto Show. This stunning compact crossover will arrive in showrooms this year.

Redesign and improvements

This great crossover is the fifth model in Mazda’s line-up of cars that feature Skyactive technology and Kodo design language. Overall length of new 2016 Mazda CX-3 is 168.3 inches, the length of the wheelbase is 101.2 inches and it comes with 18-inch wheels. New and sharper form of the vehicle comes together with the Kodo design. Hallmarks of this design strategy are also and trapezoidal grille, high waistline and sculped fenders. The headlights of the new 2016 Mazda CX-3 have been powered with LED technology and those have been reshaped.  As far as the interior design of new CX-3 is concerned, it is elegant and spare, made of high quality materials (soft plastics, leather and sueded upholstery, etc.) and equipped with the latest technology.  Air vents and knobs for climate controle have been round shaped. On the top of the dash is placed seven inch touchscreen of the Mazda Connect Infotainment system.  New CX-3 has been equipped with i-Activesense safety tech suite. In other words this means features like: line-departure alert, adaptive cruise control, active high beam headlamps, forward-collision, blind-spot monitoring, rear camera and many more.

2016 mazda cx-3 interior

Powertrain

There are few engine options for new 2016 Mazda CX-3. First engine option, which will be available in U.S. market, is the 2.0-liter four-cylinder gasoline unit from Mazda’s SkyActiv line. Its power-output figures are still unknown, but we know that this engine produces 155 horsepower and 150 lb-ft of torque in the CX-5.The second option, which will be offered in other markets, is the 1.5-liter four-cylinder diesel engine. The third option, which Mazda has promised to bring to the U.S. market, is the 2.0-liter “SkyActiv-D” diesel power unit. Power-output figures are still unknown, but we know that this engine produces 155 horsepower and 150 lb-ft of torque in the CX-5. Mazda will offer a choice of front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, and it will come with six-speed automatic transmission.

2016 mazda cx-3 side

Release date and price of new 2016 Mazda CX-3

The 2016 Mazda CX-3 will go on sale in Japan in spring of 2015. The pricing of this amazing crossover is still unknown.

2016 mazda cx-3 rear

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