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.
The Mazda Connect is ready to make offer hands-free phone operation, reception of short text images, as well as internet radio including Aha by Harman.
For North American market, the Mazda CX-3 will be offered with the Skyactiv-G 2.0-liter petrol engine, bolted to a six-speed manual or an optional automatic transmission. Power can be sent to the front-wheel drive system, while the next-gen all-wheel-drive system is offered as an option.