2016 Mazda CX-3 price, mpg, suv

It is now official that Mazda will be expanding its CX crossover family by introducing the smallest model known as the CX-3. Mazda Motor Corporation has revealed that the all new 2016 Mazda CX-3 will represent the fifth generation model in this line-up which features a full range of SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY and KODO-Soul design. This new Mazda CX-3 might fail to showcase Mazda’s high quality interior design, but it will most definitely be inspiring.

2016 Mazda CX-3 front

2016 Mazda CX-3: Redesign  Exterior and Interior

The new 2016 Mazda CX-3’s highlights feature LED lights but with a different look than in the outgoing Mazda’s. This model is relatively short in its overall length and wheelbase. Its new dimensions are 168.3 inches length and 101.2 inches wheelbase. These dimensions are quite close to those of the new Honda HR-V. The front part sports the familiar wing-shaped chrome trim which defined the grilles lower edge and also blends perfectly into the headlights. This model also features dramatic lines including a line which rises at the front fender and penetratingly drops then vanishes at the rear door. There is also a tiny rear quarter window which emphasizes the 2016 Mazda CX-3 very small size. Its rear end is rather sharp featuring angular tail lights and a subtle spoiler in addition to dual exhaust pipes on the outer edges of the lower bumper.

Inside, new 2016 Mazda CX-3 gets a slim dashboard with paired down controls and sculpted seats which mimic those of other Mazda models. The new CX-3 features the best in class marker of interior space. Its drivers’ seat is raised providing a high driving position as well as higher seating position for the rear three person bench occupants. The automaker has ascertained that the new CX-3 design will ensure good occupant safety owing to the inclusion of advanced safety systems. Other features expected in this new model include Mazda Connect connectivity system, a knob type controller for its infotainment system, leather and suede upholstery and a 7 inch centre display. The new 2016 Mazda CX-3 instrumental panel features a center mounted tachometer. Its interior layout is rather simple but one can spot a number of premium touches. For instance, the passenger side dashboard is upholstered in soft touch material while the seats and the door panels are covered using suede and perforated leather. The automaker is not sparing tech features either. Apart from the usual navigation and Bluetooth connectivity, this new model comes with a head-up display and a motorized reflective panel which protrudes from the instrumental cluster. This auto also gets Mazda’s i-Activesense package of safety technology which features the adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning and lane departure monitoring.

2016 Mazda CX-3 interior

2016 Mazda CX-3: Engine Specs

2016 Mazda CX-3 gets a either a 1.5 liter SKYACTIV diesel engine or a 2.0 liter four cylinder engine similar to that of the CX-5. This engine offered depends on the market preferences and is mated to a sole six speed automatic transmission. The front wheel drive comes as standard while the all wheel drive system with active torque control is offered as optional. The latter power train offers an output of 155 horses and 150 lb-ft of torque.

2016 Mazda CX-3 rear

2016 Mazda CX-3: Release Date, Price, Competitors

The new 2016 Mazda CX-3 goes on sale in America during summer of 2015. As for its price, it has not been disclosed but it is likely to start at about $ 20 000. The main competitors to the CX-3 include Nissan Juke, Kia Soul, Chevrolet Trax, Honda HR-V and Jeep Renegade.

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