Dis­tinc­tive SUV has plenty of CX ap­peal

The Southland Times - - MOTORING -

as the Mazda2 hatch and es­sen­tially with the Mazda2 dash­board, it is a large enough small SUV to be able to ac­com­mo­date the seats from the Mazda3. And un­der its bon­net is a de-pow­ered ver­sion of the same engine as that aboard the 2.0-litre ver­sions of the Mazda3.

In the Mazda3 hatch and sedan

PHO­TOS: ROB MAET­ZIG/STUFF

The facelifted Mazda CX-3 Lim­ited, now chock-full of safety spec­i­fi­ca­tions. Although changes to the CX-3’s ex­te­rior are min­i­mal, it re­mains one of the best­look­ing small SUVs around.

Quite a bit has been done to the CX-3’s in­te­rior. At the Lim­ited level there’s this nice two-tone leather up­hol­stery.

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