Mazda has officially teased the all-new CX-3, its popular sporty subcompact crossover, ahead of its Geneva Motor Show debut this March.
The all-new Mazda CX-3 will be the second vehicle after the all-new Mazda 3 sedan and hatchback to utilize the brand’s all-new SKYACTIV-Vehicle Architecture, promising greater driving dynamics and ride comfort thanks to a stiffer body than the model it replaces.
Now, you might be wondering why the Mazda CX-3 subcompact crossover is utilizing the Mazda 3’s platform and not the Mazda 2’s, and the reason for that is because the new scalable platform will now cater towards the brand’s compact vehicles. A common characteristic among cars utilizing this platform is the torsion beam rear suspension, which has been a point of discussion among people in social media ever since the all-new Mazda 3 made its global debut at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show.
Nevertheless, Mazda has released a teaser image of the CX-3’s rear fascia, or at least its taillights. Its circular graphic is similar to all of Mazda’s recent products, most notable being the recently unveiled Mazda 3 and Mazda CX-5. The new CX-3 possesses a curvier design as well as a wider stance compared to the current model.
Additionally, Mazda says that this all-new SUV will also be the next vehicle to be powered by the brand’s SKYACTIV-X engine which features Spark Controlled Compression Ignition (SCCI), offering class-leading power with diesel-like fuel economy. In the all-new Mazda 3’s case, this engine produces 187 hp and 230 Nm of torque. For a more comprehensive explanation of how SKYACTIV-X works, click this link.
Stay tuned to Go Flat Out to find out more about the all-new Mazda CX-3 that will make its debut soon.