|NCAP Value:||N/A||Transmission:||6-Speed Automatic with Manual Shifting Mode||Engine Size:||1998|
|Emission:||N/A||CO2:||as low as 105g/km||Car Tax:||from £20.00|
|Insurance Group:||13-19||Fuel Economy (Combined):||up to 70.6mpg|
The Mazda CX-3 brings a major competitor to the crossover SUV class, and it's one that defies convention. The model embodies the Japanese manufacturer's KODO: Soul of Motion design language to inspire its admirers, but that isn't all it offers. Fun yet rewarding performance is experienced every time you venture out onto any road. The Mazda CX-3 is on sale now and you can look forward to enjoying the following features in your own model.
Mazda's aim to think differently when it designs any new vehicle led to the development of its KODO: Soul of Motion design language. This approach draws from the shapes made by animals moving in the wild to give every car that follows it an athletic and dynamic aesthetic. The crossover gets muscular folds along each side of the body, a contoured bonnet and slim headlamps placed either side of the familiar shield-shaped grille. Meanwhile the rear includes a shark-fin antenna and understated spoiler to add to the car's sporty character. All around the edge of the body are protective plastic mouldings which highlight the vehicle's off-road underpinnings.
Equally high attention to detail has been applied inside the cabin, where comfort and functionality are major traits. There's room for four adult passengers and everyone sits high above the road to admire their surroundings. Durable fabric is replaced by half-black leatherette/fabric upholstery in the range-topping Sport Nav model, and all versions are intuitively arranged with ergonomic seating and an uncluttered dashboard.
As well as its in-car features, cutting-edge technology is also behind the Mazda CX-3's exceptional driving dynamic. The manufacturer's SKYACTIV Technology is a suite of innovations that influence the engines, body and chassis for uncompromising performance that is responsive and economical. The SKYACTIV-G petrol engines range from 120ps to 150ps, and with a manual gearbox attached the 0-60mph surge takes less than nine seconds. The 105ps SKYACTIV-D diesel boasts superior fuel economy however as up to 70.6mpg combined is possible. Even the most demanding eco-aware motorists can be satisfied by the crossover's environmental credentials.
The rock-solid SKYACTIV-Body makes the Mazda CX-3 extremely capable when it comes to safety too. If an incident were to occur you would be well-protected, yet there are various technologies on board to prevent them in the first place. Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) with Traction Control System (TCS) helps you to stay on the intended course, and Hill Hold Assist (HHA) stops the car from rolling into traffic when pulling away.
Sliding into your seat surrounds you with a host of Mazda technology that transforms driving.
The Mazda Multimedia System features a 7" colour touch-screen display through which you can control output from the DAB radio and any devices linked via USB connectivity. A Multimedia Commander positioned on the centre console enables you to operate these functions by touch alone, so your focus stays fixed to the road. On-board connectivity is taken to a whole new level by integrated Bluetooth® with internet app integration for Facebook and Twitter, so you can engage with your peers wherever you go.
The unparalleled Mazda CX-3 can be explored in more detail with FRF Mazda in Swansea. Contact your local dealership to make an enquiry and to arrange a memorable test drive soon.