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2019 Mazda CX-3 shows revised grille, new taillights

Just last year, Mazda gave the 2019 CX-3 compact crossover a number of extensive upgrades. And now, they have decided to give it a minor facelift again. This time, the focus is more on improving the driver’s comfort by offering improved materials in the cabin, and a little more power under the hood. The more refined CX3 will go on sale later this spring, but Mazda will not provide us with the prices until it gets closer to launch.

Just like before, the Mazda CX-3 continues to carry Mazda’s Skyactiv-G 2.0 liter four cylinder. It now produces 148 horsepower (110 kilowatts) and 148 pound feet (201 Newton metres) of torque, instead of the outgoing model with 146 horsepower (109 kilowatts) and 146 pound feet (198 Newton metres).

Mazda also says that the engine change allows for more torque throughout the rev range, better fuel economy, and less internal friction. But there are actually not enough specific numbers that will back up these claims at this time.

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Mazda begins diesel CX-3 sales in Japan, plans gasoline version for the US

Mazda has commenced sales of its CX-3 compact crossover in Japan, powered by a 1.5-liter diesel engine. But for the United States, the engine choice will be a gasoline one, according to Mazda chief engineer Michio Tomiyama. Mazda expects to sell around 150,000 CX-3s annually, 36,000 units of them from Japan.

The Japanese price for the CX-3 starts at JPY2.376 million ($19,970) and tops out at JPY3.024 million ($25,410). Mazda chief executive Masamichi Kogai said the CX-3 will be introduced in Australia by end of March this year, and then in Europe. The compact crossover will be launched in the US in mid-2015.

According to Kogai, Mazda only offers a diesel package in Japan since the brand’s other diesel offerings are hot commodities in the country. In fact, around 75 percent of CX-5 buyers in Japan picked diesel version, and Mazda sold over half of the 79,222 clean diesel passenger vehicles delivered in the country in 2014.

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2014 LA Auto Show: 2016 Mazda CX-3 is the Mazda2-based crossover

If yesterday the Mazda2-based crossover was just a rumor, today the new vehicle became official at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. That’s right folks, the 2016 Mazda CX-3 was officially unveiled and just like the bigger CX-5 is arrives with the full range of Skyactiv Technology and KODO-Soul of Motion design.

The front end of the vehicle is dominated by the stylish front grille with seven silver-painted fins and new headlights with integrated LED daytime running lights. The peak of the front fenders is pushed rearward to lie beneath the base of the A-pillars, while the front half of the body features a long nose with a flowing shape.

At the rear, the license plate is located in the upper part of the rear bumper, while the entire rear end resembles the bigger CX-5. Also, the CX-3 shows a new colour called Ceramic Metallic. Inside, the 2016 Mazda CX-3 shows the Heads-up Cockpit concept and features high-quality materials such as Parchment leather and off-black Lux Suede.

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Mazda CX-3 mini SUV to bear company’s new family look

Wondering how the new Mazda CX-3 would look like when the Japanese carmaker launches the vehicle in late 2014 or early 2015? According to a speculative rendering, the Mazda CX-3 mini sports utility vehicle will have the carmaker’s new family look, which features the five-point grille connected to the headlights through a strip of chrome.

Mazda CX-3 will be designed and developed using Mazda’s Skyactiv technologies to control the weight of the mini-SUV. The vehicle will be powered by Mazda’s new 1.3-litre turbocharged petrol engine, which will also power the Mazda2 and next generation Mazda3. Mazda is also expected to offer an efficient and low-emission 1.6-litre turbo diesel engine for the Mazda CX-3.

CX3 also features an ingenious seating layout, with rear seats that can fold flat rear seats with a touch of a button. The Mazda CX-3, based on the Mazda2 city car, is an ideal small sibling to the CX-5 and CX-9 SUVs.

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