The Mazda prides itself for their state of the art and high-performance SUVs. The Japanese automaker has revealed its plans of redesigning the CX-3 model. The concept was first revealed at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto show and then later at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. The manufacturer will be producing this car for the 2017 model year under the name 2017 Mazda CX-3. The update of this car model is line with the company’s efforts to build itself a strong position in the SUV segment. Although it will maintain some of its stylings, some impressive upgrades are expected in the interior and interior design as well as powertrain and performance.
2017 Mazda CX-3 – Platform and Design:
The newest CX-3’s exterior design profile is inspired by the high aerodynamic performance. This is achieved through the use of a combination of high-strength steel and lightweight aluminum materials in the body structure. So, the car comes in sporty exterior designing completed by a new enlarged grille at the front end. You should also expect a revised bumper with new LED headlights and fog lights installation. Larger air intakes have been adopted for enhanced engine cooling while the rear end presents an ideal sports car with double exhaust tip system. The 2017 Mazda CX-3 exterior design will be also inspired by KODO language which gives it an impressive striking appearance. The vehicle will ride on massive 16-inch alloy wheels which enhances is road stability.
The interior cabin of the new CX-3 comes stylish and comfortable with hi-tech infotainment and technological equipment. The spacious cabin is capable of sitting up to 5 passengers with features sufficient headroom and legroom for comfortable rides. The seats adopt high-quality leather upholstery. However, standard interior components and equipment for the 2017 Mazda CX-3 include GPS navigation system, automatic climate control, 7-inch LCD touchscreen display, Mazda Connect smartphone integration, Wi-Fi integration and access, air conditioner, Bose 7-speaker audio system with Bluetooth phone and audio integration. When it comes to driver assistance and safety features, the model offers adaptive cruise control, blind-spot warning system, lane-departure warning system, automatic emergency braking system, rearview camera, premium safety belts and airbags and others.
2017 Mazda CX-3 – Engine Specifications:
The upcoming model will be powered by 2.0 liter 4-cylinder engine. The engine is capable of producing up to 146 hp and 146 lb-ft of torque. This unit will be paired to 6-speed automatic transmission featuring manual shifting. The engine will be offered in both front-wheel and all-wheel drive configurations. Furthermore, to enhance powertrain performance, the automaker will add an active sense package. The 2017 Mazda CX-3 will be capable of reaching 60 miles per hour within 9.5 seconds from rest. EPA city/highway fuel economy will be 29/35 mpg for (FWD), and 27/32 mpg for (AWD).
2017 Mazda CX-3 – Release Date, MSRP, and Competitions:
Finally, the 2017 Mazda CX-3 will be released to the market in the middle of 2017. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price is set for $21,000. Some of the facing competition will be a Fiat 500X, Chevrolet Trax, and Jeep Renegade.