Mazda is looking to create a “wow” effect at this year’s 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show by showcasing more than its newly redesigned rear-wheel drive MX-5 roadster and refreshed CX-5 model. Based on a press release from the Japanese automaker, Mazda will also be unveiling an all-new CX-3 small compact crossover model.
The CX-3 is the newest addition to the Mazda lineup. This year alone, the automaker has already revealed its redesigned fourth-generation Mazda2 hatchback, and next-generation MX-5 roadster, in addition to having sold 100 special edition MX-5 convertibles to mark the 25th anniversary of the fun-to-drive RWD roadster.
Much like the Mazda3 hatchback and sedan, Mazda6 sedan, and Mazda CX-5 SUV, the new CX-3 will also feature the automaker’s KODO: Soul of Motion design language, as well as the full suite of SKYACTIV technologies.
In terms of style, Mazda’s all-new compact CUV will incorporate a more evolved version of the Soul of Motion design language. The KODO design was originally meant to provide new Mazda models with a sense of beauty, sophistication, and the expression of life within a vehicle. With this in mind, the new CX-3 draws from the KODO design origins, and pushes the style further to evoke what Mazda describes as “a sharper form with an enhanced sense of speed”.
As for engine specifications, they have not yet been released. However, rumours do suggest that Mazda’s CX-3 vehicle will be equipped with a SKYACTIV-G 2.0-litre 4-cylinder engine that is currently found under the hood of the popular Mazda3 model.
More information regarding the vehicle’s specifications will hopefully be included in the press conference that will be held on November 19, 2014, between 10:30 and 11:55 A.M. local time at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The show will be open to the public from November 21 through 30, 2014.