November 18, 2014 – LOS ANGELES – Mazda Motor Corporation today revealed the all-new 2016 Mazda CX-3 to the world, in a special event on the eve of the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. The all-new compact crossover SUV is the fifth model in Mazda’s line-up of new-generation vehicles that feature the full suite of the company’s award-winning SKYACTIV Technology and KODO-Soul of Motion design. With the global launch starting in Japan in the spring of 2015, and following in Canada shortly afterward, the CX-3 is set to become a core model in the automaker’s global line-up.
“Mazda has been on a roll introducing captivating new vehicles featuring our groundbreaking SKYACTIV Technology, and the CX-3 follows in the footsteps of award-winning vehicles like the Mazda3 and CX-5,” said Kory Koreeda, President, Mazda Canada. “The CX-3 not only rounds out our CX family of SUVs, but also gives consumers an option in the compact SUV segment that is not only smartly styled inside and out, but also highlights Mazda’s fun-to-drive nature and the excellent fuel efficiency that consumers have come to expect from SKYACTIV Technology.”
CX-3 will be powered exclusively by a SKYACTIV-G 2.0-liter gasoline engine in Canada. Output details and specifications will be revealed at a later date, closer to launch.
Power will be transferred to either the front wheels, or through Mazda’s new-generation all-wheel-drive system, and CX-3 also will be equipped with Mazda’s unique SKYACTIV-Drive automatic transmission. Because driving pleasure and driving safety go hand-in-hand, CX-3 will offer a wide range of Mazda’s latest active, passive and in-car-infotainment technologies, including the Mazda Connect infotainment system and i-ACTIVSENSE advanced safety features.
The Mazda CX-3 will be on display throughout the run of the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show, along with the 2016 Mazda MX-5 which also makes its public debut at the show. Additionally, the full lineup of 2015 model-year Mazdas will be on display, as well as special racing and one-off project vehicles.