Mazda unveils its new CX-3 compact crossover
THAT didn’t take long. The new CX-3 is still twirling around on stage at this week’s Los Angeles Auto Show, and Mazda South Africa has already confirmed its local introduction next year.
The all-new compact crossover, which looks to blend one-part Mazda2 hatch with one-part CX-5 SUV, fits right in style-wise with Mazda’s current crop of models and is bound to battle it out with Nissan’s equally peculiar Juke in markets like ours.
We’re not sure what the CX-3’s local lineup will consist of, but overseas the little softroader comes with both front- and allwheel drivetrains powered by the brand’s latest Skyactiv-G 2-litre petrol and Skyactiv-D 1.5-litre turbodiesel.
Expect power outputs to closely mirror what’s available in the current Mazda3.
The CX-3 is set for global launch in its Japanese homeland early in 2015, and will land in SA later in the year. More details will follow closer to time of launch.
Mazda’s CX-3 has just broken cover overseas and heads for SA late in 2015.