It was unveiled at the Los Angeles and will be available with two petrol versions and one diesel manual and automatic transmission and front-wheel drive and starting next year.
It is undisputed that the small crossover are fashionable and therefore Mazda wanted to jump on the bandwagon with the CX-3 a crossover based on the Mazda2 and closes below the range adding to the CX-5 CX-7 and CX-9.
The new 2016 Mazda CX-3 comes with a fresh design philosophy KODO which is more than evident with a front wing shaped grille finished in silver and three dimensional. The ends of the front grille are stretched to the headlights with integrated LED line connecting the beam of light around the headlights and for the first time in a model of Mazda blinkers are off headlights . The front wings reach the base of the windscreen pillars while the rear registration plate is located on top of the rear bumper for a shorter overhang.
The Mazda CX-3 features a new exterior color the "Ceramic Metallic" which changes appearance depending on the light incident on the body. In addition you can mount alloy wheels up to 18 inches noted for its thick design radios and finished in "gunmetal gray" mounted tires 205 / 50R18.
The interior comes with the standard of quality own brand with special attention to detail. At the front a character line runs through the set all information displays and control systems are positioned to the driver's visor instrument panel is covered with a soft material with a seam on the top edge material. The trim of the door armrests and center console to the knees is dark red color and design of the interior door handles simulates a solid metal construction. In areas of the seats have combined different materials such as leather in white and with "Lux Suede" in black.
This new crossover comes with a length of 4275 mm a width of 1765 mm and a height of 1550 mm. As for the wheelbase has 2570 mm allowing designers to create a cabin which sleeps 5 adults with a rear bench that is slightly higher than the front seats which facilitates viewing the occupants of the rear and facilitates discussions with the occupants of the front seats in diagonal squares.
The structure of the backs and seats stools feature urethane foam elements that absorb vibrations. In the rear seats has expanded the length of the backups making seats with a greater sense of space.
The driving position is designed to ensure perfect vision. Its seat is positioned at 1250 mm of total length of the car making it is the perfect distance to control everything that happens around. In addition the mirrors were installed on doors instead of the A-pillars and integrated a third fixed glass in the rear pillars which also helps improve visibility.
But not only the vision is important but also the ergonomics and Mazda has designed the interior so that it is as simple as possible to avoid distractions when looking for a button or command. To this we must add the multifunction steering wheel you can control much of the car's systems without taking your hands off the wheel to which the position of the shift lever which is positioned on the center console adds soil and allows the driver to move his hand gently steering wheel to the lever and vice versa. The knob "HMI Commander" is also the subject of this ergonomics to provide a support for the palm that helps manage more stability.
The front wheels have moved forward allowing for a more comfortable driving position stretch your legs and reach the pedals more naturally. The basis of the accelerator pedal is anchored to the ground as happens in the rest of the new generation of models of the brand.
The Mazda CX-3 will be available in Europe with the gasoline engine SKYACTIV-G 2.0-liter and two power levels plus the new diesel engine SKYACTIV-D 1.5 the first with manual gearbox and automatic SKYACTIV-Drive with front- and all-wheel drive while diesel will be offered with manual transmission and front-wheel drive and in the case of opting for the automatic transmission only possible with AWD.
The AWD system is the same as the Mazda CX-5 and has active torque distribution but it also has the novelty of having a system for detecting and alerting the front wheels slip which uses signals from a sensor to anticipate to the driver's intentions and constantly adapt to changes in driving conditions. It also features a new rear differential.
We also have systems of passive and active safety systems i-ACTIVESENSE comprising based on microwave radars for both city and highway or secondary roads for technologies and the possibility of equipping a MZD Connect infotainment system which includes a 7 "on the center console and the command" HMI Commander ". In the new Mazda CX-3 the MZD Connect offers comprehensive connectivity and mobile communications over the Internet and Bluetooth and manage phone handsfree receiving text messages or radio via Internet using the Aha platform.
The Mazda CX-3 sits on the SKYACTIV-Chassis designed to have great agility important aspect in town and while having sufficient rigidity to ensure the protection of users who travel inside. You also have the SKYACTIV-Body body that stands on three areas: protection of passengers weight reduction and stiffness.
The frame mounts a rear suspension system of torsion bars. The front and rear shocks offer a very high dynamic comfort the steering system is designed for city driving proves agile and smooth with great stability in twisty roads and highways while the braking system ensures excellent control at low and medium speeds thanks to ventilated front discs and solid rear. for the other reviews about sports cars visit here.
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