Mazda is known for their outstanding MPV models. The Japanese manufacturer has announced its plans of releasing a new model of the CX-3 concept. The car will make its debut in the auto world as 2017 Mazda CX-3 and will feature refreshed exterior and interior designs. Although most of its previous styling will be maintained, the automaker has lined up some impressive redesigns for this car.
The 2017 Mazda CX-3 adopts a luxurious SUV platform though its smaller size qualifies it more of an MPV. Due to the growing market competition in this car segment, 2017 Mazda CX-3 will come with refreshed equipment and better engine performance. It will face competition from rival models such as Fiat 500X, Chevrolet Trax, Jeep Renegade and Honda HR-V.
This 2017 Mazda CX-3 is going to carry forward the previous sleek exterior styling. Actually, most exterior features remain unaltered though the auto designer has added some streamlined and stylistic appearance. The sleek body designing assists in the improvement of the car’s aerodynamic performance, thanks to its strong steel and lightweight aluminum materials adopted for the exterior body designing. Aerodynamic power is further enhanced by the highly sculpted doors and fenders. The new hood is slightly longer than that of the previous model.
The front end adds enlarged and distinctive grille which adopts a trapezoidal shape. The grille is slightly wider than the previous one and is surrounded by a chrome plated frame. The previous front lighting system has been replaced with new LED headlights and fog lights. The LED lighting technology has also been featured by the rear indicators. The rear end designing is complemented by the double exhaust system and a modern rear bumper. This has made the car appear sportier. The larger air intakes at the front provide for better and convenient engine cooling.
2017 Mazda CX-3 Interior Design
The interior designing for the upcoming 2017 Mazda CX-3 has been refreshed making it more luxurious. The spacious interior cabin enhances comfortable driving and passenger accommodation, thanks to the sufficient legroom and headroom. Both the front and rear seats will adopt high-quality leather upholstering, making the interior look more comfortable and luxurious.
You should also expect updated infotainment features and an upgraded dashboard, with an LCD touchscreen display. Other standard features include GPS system, smartphone integration, automatic climate control, cruise control, premium 7-speakersound system with satellite radio, USB port interface, Bluetooth audio connectivity and others. Driver assistance and safety features include a rearview camera, navigation control, advanced braking system, standard safety belts, premium airbags, parking assist and others.
2017 Mazda CX-3 Engine Performance
Under the hood, the new 2017 Mazda CX-3 will be powered by a 2.0 liter 4-cylinder engine. This powertrain is rated to deliver about 146 horsepower at 146 ft-lb of torque. The engine will be mated to a six-speed automatic transmission which will send power to the all-wheel drive (AWD) system. However, an optional front-wheel drive variant will also be offered. Its top speed is rated at 120 mph and will be capable of attaining 60 mph from rest in just 8.1 seconds. Fuel economy will range at 27 mpg for city drives, 32 mpg for highways and a combined EPA of about 29 miles per gallon.
2017 Mazda CX-3 Price and Release Date
Mazda has not yet released the official release date and price for the new CX-3 model. However, consumers are expecting the car to enter the auto market at the end of this year or in the first quarter of 2017. It will cost around $20,000 as the base price.