Mazda is set to begin a new life cycle so as to keep up with high-end competitors like Kia Niro, Honda HR-V and Jeep Renegade. Their latest release, a subcompact crossover, the 2018 Mazda CX-3, features a stylish exterior and interior design and boasts incredible performance.

Mazda will most likely introduce various interior and cosmetic changes, as well as interior updates. One of its main goals is to highly capitalise on the trends of the developing markets, i.e efficient performance and dynamic styling. The preliminary steps that need to be taken by Mazda to do this are by basically tuning up the powertrain and cutting down some weight.

2018 Mazda CX-3 - front

2018 Mazda CX-3 – Exterior and Interior Review

The exterior design of the 2018 Mazda CX-3 will be influenced by their signature KODO styling. There will definitely be a redesign in the Mazda CX-3; the front is expected to feature an improved front grille, streamlined and smooth headlights with an insertion of LED and xenon lights. The bumper will feature vertical headlamps complete with LEDs.

The door handles and front door mirrors will have a similar color. The sporty profile will be projected by clean garnish on the edges of the side body. Compared to its predecessor, this model will be slightly larger so as to contribute to reduced fuel usage and revised performance. Not to mention a new suspension with 16 and 18-inch alloy wheels.

Interior:

The fine leather seats will be the first attraction in the inside of the Mazda CX-3 2018. This will contribute to the comfort of all five passengers who will be able to fit easily into this car. Modern technologies are no exception. Some of the featured technologies include a futuristic audio system, 7-inch touchscreen, climate control, Wi-Fi, satellite navigation, automatic climate control, keyless entry and so on.

An automatic air bag will also be present and installed security systems. Several trim levels will be featured in this model. Some of the attractive features include unseen area monitoring, leatherette and cloth seats (as earlier mentioned), power moonroof and a cargo cover.

2018 Mazda CX-3 - interior

2018 Mazda CX-3 – Engine and Performance

The 2018 CX-3 will feature a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine that is capable of producing 160 hp and a torque of 206 Nm sufficient to motor it to 60 mph in just 8.1 secs. A CVT transmission will be mated to this powerful engine. It will have standard front wheel drive and have a fuel consumption of 31mpg. The second alternative to this is the all-wheel drive whose consumption will be 29 mpg.

The AWD drive system will have an integrated computer-controlled monitoring system mainly for altering. And distributing torque between the front and rear axles. This AWD will, oddly enough, add 2% of the vehicle’s overall weight. The 2018 Mazda CX-3 will be available with both AWD and 2WD. As well as an automatic 6-speed transmission which will be the only option.

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2018 Mazda CX-3 – Release Date and Price

In conclusion, the new 2018 Mazda CX-3’s pricing is most likely expected to start from$20,000 and move up to $27,000. Dealerships are expected to receive this model within the second half of 2018. More clearly, we can expect it in the final three months.

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