Mazda CX--3 set for debut Mazda has confirmed that the new CX-3 Compact Crossover is scheduled for a global debut at the upcoming Los Angeles (LA) Auto Show from 21 – 30 November. The Mazda CX-3 is the fifth variant to join the illustrious KODO Design and SKYACTIV Technology family, which already comprises the CX-5, Mazda6, Mazda3 and all-new Mazda2.

In pursuing a design of beauty and sophistication and the KODO essence, the new Compact SUV from Mazda has been evolved to produce a sharper form with an enhanced sense of speed and an overall desirable motif.

Alongside with the new CX-3, Mazda is also displaying the new MX-5 at the LA Auto Show. The Hiroshima based manufacturer has announced a new engine line-up for the new MX-5, said to be tailored to the specific market. The new engine comprises either a 1.5-liter or 2.0-liter SKYACTIV-G gasoline engine, tuned exclusively for the two-seater open-top speedster and mounted longitudinally. North American-spec MX-5, however, is standard fitted with the SKYACTIV-G 2.0 gasoline engine.

At the LA Auto show, the Hiroshima based Auto maker is also exhibiting the updated versions of the Mazda6 and CX-5, as well as current production variants such as: Mazda3, Mazda6, Mazda CX-5, Mazda5, Mazda2 and Mazda CX-9. Over at the technology corner, there’ll be the new Mazda MX-5’s SKYACTIV-Chassis, SKYACTIV-G 2.0 gasoline engine and SKYACTIV-G 2.5 gasoline engine.

Just prior to the CX-3 announcement, Mazda has already made plenty of headlines around the world with the all-new Mazda2. The all-new Mazda2 or Demio has been developed to challenge commonly accepted idea that the value of a car is proportionate to its size; in other words, a compact car with all the added trimmings inside and out.

The Mazda2 variant represents the highest-volume segment in the Japanese market and several other Asian markets where compacts are most sought after. The fourth variant to be incorporated in the KODO Design and SKYACTIV Technology family, the Mazda2 showcases the company’s commitment to the highest level of quality in every area; from the ideal driving position and pedal layout and safety-first Human Machine Interface (HMI), to the refined, high-quality interior and exterior design and “Jinba-Ittai” dynamic performance.

Edited: Mazda