A Closer Look at the First Ever 2016 Mazda CX-3 Small Crossover
As the fifth model in Mazda’s award-winning line-up of new-generation Skyactiv vehicles, the Canadian launch of the 2016 Mazda CX-3 has arrived. Created to meet the needs of the budding Sub-Compact SUV segment, the CX-3 will deliver a combination of functionality, style and efficiency that is currently absent in this emerging market.
Much like Mazda’s award-winning Mazda3 sedan and hatchback, the CX-3 incorporates the KODO Soul of Motion design language, combining power and beauty at every curve. The front end of this small crossover features a long, low hood that flows into the road ahead, with the rear body offering stylish proportions while conveying strength and power to support its sporty front.
Unlike most other Sub-Compact SUV’s, however, the CX-3 provides a sophisticated and high-quality interior to match its exterior design. It combines style and safety with a driver-oriented display and control system, providing an effortless driving experience. This includes a center display monitor with a central control system and the Active Driving Display.
As far as driving performance, Mazda has outdone itself yet again, with the CX-3 offering smooth handling and effortless response to each individual driver. The award-winning Skyactiv technology has been incorporated to deliver powerful performance and fuel efficiency. It is equipped with a SKYACTIV-G 2.0-litre gasoline engine yielding 146 hp and has also introduced a new-generation AWD system with active torque control and stability. The light weight of the CX-3 also improves agility, acceleration, road handling and of course, gas mileage.
Starting at $20,695, the first ever 2016 Mazda CX-3 will be offered in three trim levels – GX, GS and GT. It is the third model in Mazda’s crossover line-up, and looks to be the standard upon which all other vehicles in this segment will be held to. Stop in at Kramer Mazda, or visit the Kramer Mazda Facebook page for regular updates on this exciting new model.