Mazda revealed its CX-3 compact crossover at the LA Motor Show today.
It’s basically a smaller version of the CX-5, but styled far more aggressively than its bigger brother.
Inside the CX-3 makes use of most of the new Mazda 2’s bits and pieces, which means it has a HUD and Mazda’s new Connect infotainment system.
The US and UK models will be powered by a 2,0-litre SkyActive four-cylinder petrol engine, but Europe will also receive a variant powered by a 1,5-litre SkyActive diesel engine. Both manual and automatic transmissions will be available.
Front wheel drive will be standard, but all-wheel drive will be available as an optional extra, which means this compact crossover should be fairly capable on gravel roads.
It’s currently not clear whether the CX-3 will be making its way to SA, but it’s unlikely to happen anytime soon.
Check out the video below for more information on this new model.