The list price is up but the drive-away pricing is lineball with segment rivals, positioning the CX-3 for another crack at segment leadership.
City-speed AEB across the range, along with an electronic park brake and LED lights all-round onTouring and Akari versions.
Power for the 2.0-litre petrol is now 110kW/195Nm. There is about 10kg extra to move and claimed fuel use is unchanged.
Revised suspension and softer tyres help quell pitch and bounce and the feel from behind the wheel is class-leading.
A revamped grille is the biggest external difference, along with a redesigned centre console with more stowage.
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