2016 Mazda CX-3

Thursday, November 6th 2014. | Mazda

2016 Mazda CX-3Next year, there will be one more small crossover on the market. Mazda confirmed it and will unveil the 2016 Mazda CX-3 next month at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The details about the new model are still kept as secret, but there are some leaks which reveal the characteristics and features of the new 2016 Mazda CX-3. The new crossover will target buyers who love the style and performance of the bigger CX-5. The new SUV will be smaller and it will have better fuel economy. The design will be bold, interesting and attractive, the model will ride on a light platform and the crossover’s entire design will heavily rely on the famous SKYACTIV technology. The new SUV will feature numerous other perks that are still unknown, so it will certainly be a delight once it is released.

2016 Mazda CX-3 Design Details

For the exterior, The preliminary sketch released by Mazda shows the 2016 Mazda CX-3 is a smaller version of the Masda CX-5, but with a different roofline and rear end. The front fascia boasts the same KODO design as the CX-5’s, including the already familiar shield grille and the stylish headlamps. A massive splitter suggests the CX-3 was designed with sportiness, but we expect the final result to be less aggressive and closer to our rendering above. Mazda ditched the CX-5’s lines for a more coupe-like appearance. but there is a raked roofline that suggests the CX-3 is more of a stylish, perched hatchback than a true-blue crossover. The side view is highlighted by muscular fenders and sculpted side skirts similar to those seen on its bigger brother.

2016 Mazda CX-3 Engine

As for the Engines, Mazda has yet to announce any engine specifics for the 2016 Mazda CX-3, but it’s likely the small crossover comes to the U.S. with two engines under the bonnet. The 2.0-liter SkyActiv and its 155 horsepower and 155 pound-feet, but the CX-3 could become available with a smaller unit as well. The crossover could mark the introduction of the 1.5-liter SkyActiv mill to North America. The CX-3 will also receive a diesel engine, but U.S. availability isn’t likely.

2016 Mazda CX-3 Release Date and Price

2016 Mazda CX-3 will be released next year. there is no official information saying exact date on when will the crossover hit the dealer. Its price is still unknown, though some reports say its entry level should cost around $18,000. More information will be available after the crossover’s debut, which should take place on some of the upcoming auto shows.

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