Since its launch in 2015, the Mazda CX-3 represented a benchmark for a new type of crossover SUV that transcended notions of vehicle class and segment. Combined with responsive yet efficient SKYACTIV powertrains, car-like handling, and the choice of front – or intelligent all-wheel drive as well as manual or automatic transmissions – became the second best-selling vehicle in the current Mazda model range on the European market
The 2018 Mazda CX-3 responds to customer feedback with design and technology advances in several key areas. First of all with a new SKYACTIV-D 1.8 litre diesel engine makes its first appearance in the 2018 Mazda CX-3, offering drivers both enhanced responsiveness and improved emissions performance.
Two SKYACTIV-G 2.0 litre gasoline engines (fuel consumption: 6.1-7.0 l/100 km; CO2: 140-160 g/km)1 now feature the innovations first adopted in the current Mazda CX-5, including edge-cut piston heads and high-dispersion injectors. These technical developments ensure ample torque throughout the entire rev range and contribute to better real-world fuel efficiency.
All three engines meet the stringent new Euro 6d-TEMP emission standards, including the real-drive emission test (RDE).
Exterior design enhancements include an updated front grille, the adoption of LED rear combination lamps, new aluminium alloy wheels, and -making its premiere in the 2018 CX-3 line-up- Mazda’s unique colour, Soul Red Crystal. A new special edition model will be available featuring deep red Nappa leather upholstery and 18” bright silver alloy wheels2
Safety has also been significantly improved in the 2018 Mazda CX-3. It adopts an updated version of Advanced Smart City Brake Support (Advanced SCBS), which has an enhanced ability to detect pedestrians at night. This, and other safety features such as Mazda Radar Cruise Control (MRCC) with Stop & Go-function3 and an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, ensures a higher level of safety under all driving conditions.