Mazda mojo

Another debutant at the LA Auto Show was the new Mazda CX-3.

The all-new small SUV is the fifth model in Mazda’s line-up of new-generation vehicles to feature the full suite of the company’s award-winning SKYACTIV Technology along with a stylish KODO— Soul of Motion design. With the global market launch set for Japan in spring 2015, the CX-3 is set to become a core member of Mazda’s model line-up.

European models will have a choice of three engines: the petrol SKYACTIV-G 2.0 in two power versions and the new SKYACTIV-D 1.5 clean diesel. Six-speed SKYACTIV-Drive automatic and SKYACTIV-MT manual transmissions will be offered either in front-wheel drive format or with Mazda’s new-generation all-wheel drive system.

The CX-3 will also feature Mazda’s latest i-ACTIVSENSE active safety systems as well as superb passive protection from its lightweight yet stiff SKYACTIV-Body.

Suited to the needs of a modern market, it also offers a generous infotainment package including the MZD Connect in-car connectivity system.


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