In the auto world, there is nothing wrong with being fashionably late. That’s why Mazda waited until the last big auto show of the year, the LA Auto Show, to pull back the curtain on its first compact SUV. The new crossover Mazda CX-3 will represent the automaker in what Motoring.com calls “the fastest growing new vehicle segment,” the crossover segment.
Using the Mazda2 hatchback as a template, the CX-3 will share a lot of the same basic structure. According to Motoring.com, “that means a higher ride height, new body panels and chunkier, off-road style appendages.” It also means the CX-3 will have a SKYACTIV chassis. Under the hood, it will have a 1.5-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine. Mated to this powertrain will be either a 6-speed manual or automatic.
The new crossover Mazda CX-3 will include the car manufacturer’s awesome safety package, the i-ACTIVSENSE, and boast Mazda’s proprietary infotainment system, MZD Connect. The Mazda CX-3 will go on sale in 2015, and we here at Wantagh Mazda look forward to its debut!