Mazda reveals four exciting new vehicles at 2014 Los Angeles auto show

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 19, 2014 /CNW/ - During a press conference today on the floor of the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show, Mazda Motor Corporation revealed the all-new 2016 Mazda CX-3 compact crossover SUV to the world.  Sharing the spotlight with the CX-3 on stage was the 2016 Mazda MX-5, the fourth generation of the world's best-selling roadster, as well as updated and revised models of the Mazda6 midsize sedan and CX-5 crossover SUV.

The 2016 Mazda CX-3 complements the Mazda line-up, as it perfectly hits the target in a rapidly growing segment in the industry.  The all-new compact crossover SUV offers all the essentials young urbanites are looking for in a car: a design of overwhelming quality and style, packaging developed solely with their needs in mind, and the responsive driving feel that is a hallmark of every Mazda.

Powered by a SKYACTIV-G 2.0-liter gasoline engine in North America, CX-3 will be equipped with an automatic transmission with either front- or all-wheel-drive.  Output details and specifications will be revealed closer to launch, in late spring 2015.

The 2016 MX-5 Miata is the latest iteration of the world's best-selling two-seat roadster, with more than 930,000 sold globally.  After making its global debut in three cities around the globe simultaneously in early September, it is making its North American auto show debut in Los Angeles.  Powered by a specially tuned SKYACTIV-G 2.0-liter engine, MX-5 is every bit the real sportscar.  With a curb weight approximately 200 pounds lighter than the outgoing model, the new MX-5 will perform as enthusiasts and weekend-racers alike would expect, a true embodiment of the "lightweight sports" Jinba Ittai (literally "horse and rider as one") ethos.

Also making their global debuts during the announcements made at the auto show were revised versions of the 2016 Mazda6 midsize sedan and the 2016 CX-5 crossover SUV.  Both vehicles see extensive updates to the interior, highlighted by the addition of Mazda's proprietary in-car infotainment system, Mazda Connect.  The system has been well received since launching in the 2015 Mazda3, and will be standard equipment across trim levels. Mechanically, both models see the addition of an electric parking brake and newly designed alloy wheels.  Additionally, both vehicles receive revised front and rear lights, as well as the addition of LED lighting on certain trim levels.  Exclusive to Mazda6 is the addition of a unique addition to the car's nighttime lighting signature, as the distinctive five-point grille is edge-lit on certain trim levels. 

All of these new Mazda vehicles – with the addition of Mazda3, Mazda5 and CX-9 – will be on display throughout the run of the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show.  Additionally, Mazda will show the just-debuted Global MX-5 Cup racing version of the MX-5, as well as other special racing and one-off project vehicles.

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