Finally Mazda's baby SUV CX-3 got confirmed
|   Monday, November 10, 2014
The Mazda has confirmed that its debut for Mazda CX-3 will be launched at November in Los Angeles 2014 Auto Show. Perhaps, after two and half year as in world exclusive CarAdvice unveiled the baby SUV's plan.

This compact crossover is seem to be based on third generation of subcompact Mazda 2 hatchback and will be fifth model consisting feature of the Skyactiv technology that suits automakers and also wears Kodo design brands language. CX-3 pricing range must be undercut as with base price CX-5 larger crossovers $22,375.


Although, the details on CX-3 has not yet been unveiled by Mazda, but expected to get released in 2015's second half in Australia. Hence, this model seems to be sharing engines, Skyactiv platform and more which is to be heavily based on city car of Mazda-2.

In the press release which been accompanied by teaser sketch suggests that, CX-3 model will be appealing just as high-riding 2 and also it claims that its interior styling stunning looks will be blowing everyone away.

With 2 measuring Mazda CX-3 being 4060mm long, it should not be stretched beyond length of 4.1m in terms of putting small end size competing against rivals including Ford EcoSport, Holden Trax, Peugeot 2008, Renault Captur and Nissan Juke. However, to compete with these models its cost price range needs to begin with low $20,000.

The relationship of CX-3 with Mazda 2 seems to likely having only the front-wheel drive and engines including two's duo four cylinder of 1.5 liter. Moreover, the entry-level of city car version develops 79kW and produces 139Nm. The engines higher-spec consist of 81kW with 141Nm adding a stop-start also to improve further fuel efficiency it has high compression ratio and variable of valve timing. Although, six speed transmission will either be manual or auto.

The Mazda CX-3's interior is expected to have similar cabin as the Mazda 2's with company's feature set to be connected with MZD infotainment systems, where as the guide for only models with the higher-spec using 2 line-up. This new model seems to be expanding Japanese SUV line-up brands to three by joining its mid-size CX-5 and the other seven-seat CX-9.

An insider from Mazda told CarAdvice in 2012 February, that for the sales to boost CX-3 model was important in key areas all around worldwide. Further, the source also said that; "The company is up to develop more of compact SUV than CX-5 as for the more emerging markets in Europe also Eastern Europe, India and South America".

CarAdvice suggested that although it's based on 2 small cars rather than 3, the CX-3 is logically based on company's mostly SUV nameplates. However, Mazda will be having busy Los Angeles Auto Show where its CX-3 will be joining with CX-5 facelift and also the updated Mazda-6.

The LA Auto Show will also be hosting updated Mazda crossover CX-5 and Mazda-6 sedan world premieres, since those refreshed models details yet to get been announced. Mazda's fourth generation MX-5 Miata will also be revealed by the automakers at the show.
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