19 November 2014
– Global launches to start from Japan in spring 2015 –
Mazda Motor Corporation today revealed the all-new Mazda CX-3 to the world. The new compact crossover SUV is the fifth model in Mazda’s line-up of new-generation vehicles that feature the full range of SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY and KODO-Soul of Motion design. With global launches starting from Japan in the spring of 2015, the CX-3 is set to become a core model in the automaker’s line-up.
Andrew Clearwater, Managing Director Mazda New Zealand believes the addition of a brand new SUV model to the Mazda line-up will generate a lot in interest in New Zealand and gives Mazda one of the most comprehensive product ranges in the market.
“New Zealander’s have already embraced Mazda SUV’s including the award winning and class leading CX-5. The addition of the all new Mazda CX-3 will appeal to motorists who want all the benefits the CX-5 offers but in a more compact package.”
The all-new compact crossover SUV offers all the essentials people look for in a car; a design of overwhelming quality and style, packaging developed solely with the customer’s ease-of-use in mind, and the responsive driving feel that Mazda strives for in every model. The CX-3 was developed to suit the customer’s creative lifestyle in any scene, from inner-city driving to enjoying the great outdoors.
The powertrain line-up includes the SKYACTIV-D 1.5-litre clean diesel engine and SKYACTIV-G 2.0-litre gasoline engine, depending on the market. Along with Mazda’s new-generation AWD system, each engine option delivers powerful and linear driving performance and outstanding environmental performance. To enhance the customer’s driving pleasure, the model also offers a wide range of Mazda’s latest technologies, including the MZD Connect car connectivity system*1 and i-ACTIVSENSE advanced safety features.
The all-new Mazda CX-3 will be on display at the Los Angeles Auto Show, open from November 21 through November 30, 2014.