2016 Mazda CX-3 is basically a subcompact crossover vehicle from Japanese auto maker, Mazda. It’s based on characteristic company’s guidelines and capable of accommodating five passengers.
2016 Mazda CX-3 Exterior Appearance
If it’s said to define design of 2016 Mazda CX-3 in two words then swoopy and angular are those words for sure. Like other Mazda models, this also takes up that KODO design which has successfully blended many characteristic lines into one complete design. It looks quite attentive and determined due to sharpened headlights, cool open grille, sloping roofline, wide footprint and hunkered stance. There is some rising skirt line designing which starts growing from the front wheel in an upward direction upto a blackened trim piece which covers rear bumper’s bottom. Sportiness gets revealed again through dual exhaust pipes underneath its rear. A type of falling beltline moves from hood passes through side mirrors and ends at the rear fender. Rear hatch holds small glass piece as well as large spoiler. That hunkered look is responsible for all attraction. Various colour options are available for customers.
2016 Mazda CX-3 Interior Design
Interior of this SUV gets inspired from brand new MX-5 Miata. Best quality leather and other materials have been used inside. Premium leathered well upholstered seats provide amazing comfort. It has a split dashboard which features tablet shaped infotainment screen as well as HVAC system for utilizing rounded air vents excluding that rectangular looking one placed on passengers sided central console. Driver’s gauge cluster gets made up by three pods while main pod hosts a small digital speed readout and large tachometer.
With transmission system, a manual shifter gate gets added. Both infotainment rotary controller knob and hand brake have been made driver centric. Some three knobs installed inside help controlling HVAC system directly. Car’s multi-functional steering wheel will have Bluetooth, cruise control and radio operating switches installed. Other features include- navigation system, climate control system, audio or music player, air bags, etc.
One impressive or unique feature is its rear seat visibility. This is done through designing stadium like the seating arrangement where second row gets placed slighting above the first row. Second row seats are also more inboard considering front row seats.
2016 Mazda CX-3 Engine Specs
Without many assumptions, under hoof of 2016 Mazda CX-3 you can surely find a 2.0 litre 4 cylinder SkyActiv engine system. Though the company has released actual stats of this engine but experts suggest 155 hp and 150 pound-feet torque. Such engine variant gets mated only with 6 speed auto transmission having manual shifting. Both front wheel and all wheel drive options are made available for buyers. But AWD features Mazda’s characteristic Active Torque coupling as well as frontal wheel slip warning detection system.
2016 Mazda CX-3 Price, Competition and Release Date
Nothing yet has been declared about price of 2016 Mazda CX-3, but experts estimated it to be around $20,000 (base model) and as upgraded price also rise. Nissan Juke and Honda HR-V are some models which can give CX-3 a tough competition. By 2016, it will be seen in auto markets.