2016 Mazda CX-3 first view

Mazda has unveiled its all-new CX-3 at the Los Angeles Auto Show. A small crossover, it’s roughly the same length as a Vauxhall / Opel Mokka or Suzuki SX4 S-Cross.

A bold and stylish look comes courtesy of Mazda’s current ‘Kodo - Soul of Motion’ design language. The bodyshell, which incorporates a large proportion of high-tensile steel, is engineered to offer impressive levels of passive safety and rigidity while being comparatively lightweight.

Mazda CX-3 (2016) Front Side

Across Europe the engine line-up is set to comprise a couple of Skyactiv-G 2.0 litre petrol units plus a Skyactiv-D 1.5 litre diesel. Buyers will be able to combine them with a choice of six-speed manual or automatic gearboxes, and either front- or all-wheel drive.

For North America, Mazda is restricting the powertrain selection to a single 2.0 litre petrol motor mated to the automatic transmission. Both front- and all-wheel drive options are going to be available, though.

Sales of the CX-3 are due to begin in Japan next spring. Further global market launches are then expected to follow soon afterwards.

Mazda CX-3 (2016) InteriorMazda CX-3 (2016) Rear Side

Mazda CX-3 (2016) SideMazda CX-3 (2016) Dashboard

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