LOS ANGELES, Nov. 18, 2014 — Mazda Motor Corporation today revealed the all-new 2016 Mazda CX-3 to the world, in a special event on the eve of the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. The all-new compact crossover SUV is the fifth model in Mazda’s line-up of new-generation vehicles that feature the full suite of the company’s award-winning SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY and KODO-Soul of Motion design. With the global launch starting in Japan in the spring of 2015, and in the U.S. during the summer, CX-3 is set to become a core model in the automaker’s global line-up.
“These are heady times for Mazda, with profits and sales exceeding expectations and targets both in the U.S. and globally,” said Jim O’Sullivan, president and CEO of Irvine, Calif.-based Mazda North American Operations. “CX-3 complements the Mazda lineup, as it perfectly hits the target in a rapidly growing segment in the industry. Customers are shopping for vehicles that are fun to drive, great to look at, fit their busy lifestyles and are an outstanding value, both at purchase and when it comes time to trade it in, making every Mazda a smart choice.”
Mazda’s all-new CX-3 offers all the essentials young, busy, on-the-go urbanites look for in a vehicle. Developed to suit customers’ creative lifestyle in any scene, from inner-city driving to enjoying the great outdoors, CX-3 will be powered by a SKYACTIV-G 2.0-liter gasoline engine exclusively in North America. Available in other markets will be the newly-introduced SKYACTIV-D 1.5-liter clean diesel engine. Output details and specifications will be revealed at a later date, closer to launch.
Power will be transferred to either the front wheels, or through Mazda’s new-generation all-wheel-drive system, and CX-3 also will be equipped with Mazda’s unique SKYACTIV-Drive automatic transmission. Because driving pleasure and driving safety go hand-in-hand, CX-3 will offer a wide range of Mazda’s latest active, passive and in-car-infotainment technologies, including the Mazda Connect infotainment system and i-ACTIVSENSE advanced safety features.
The Mazda CX-3 will be on display throughout the run of the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show, along with the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata which also makes its public debut at the show. Additionally, the full lineup of 2015 model-year Mazdas will be on display, as well as special racing and one-off project vehicles.