When Mazda Motor Corporation revealed the all-new Mazda CX-3, the subcompact crossover SUV was the fifth model in Mazda's line-up of new-generation vehicles that featured the full range of SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY and KODO-Soul of Motion design. The CX-3 was set to become a core model in the automaker's line-up.
What exactly is KODO Soul of Motion?
In Japan, it’s felt that craftspeople inject life into the objects they make. The more love and caring that is directed into these objects, the more of a vital force they present; literally a soul. The philosophy brought to Kodo design by Ikuo Maeda goes beyond the automobile and extends to brand design, creating cars that embody the dynamic beauty of life. Cars that suggest this soulful energy visually. Maeda is quoted as saying, “As we are a Japanese car company, we believe that a form sincerely and painstakingly made by human hands receives a soul. For everyone connected to Mazda, a car is not a means of getting from A to B, but actually a partner you can rely on and that inspires you. That’s why we want Mazda to express the beauty of instantaneous motion seen in living creatures. That’s what KODO Design stands for.”
Furthermore, he believes that a car capable of expressing life beyond its form and shape can stimulate creativity and the imagination of those who look at the car:
“One thing I’ve persistently told everyone involved with the Design Division over the past few years is to have a brand-led design perspective. Thanks to our new direction, the job of a designer is no longer focused on maximizing the appeal of every car model, but to make sure that when our cars are lined up together, the line-up fascinates customers. It doesn’t mean that we are paying less attention to the beauty of each model, but what we do today is to create designs that enable the whole Mazda line-up to represent a unique, consistent message.”
The CX-3 subcompact crossover SUV presents all the essentials people look for in a car; a design of overwhelming quality and style with packaging developed solely with the customer's comfort and usage in mind. In every model, Mazda provides a responsive driving feel with the aesthetic enjoyment that drivers strive for.
The CX-3 was developed to suit our customer's creative lifestyle in any scene, from big city driving, commuting, to enjoying the great outdoors.
The head-turning CX-3 combines the maneuverability of a small hatchback with the extra height of a crossover. It also features available all-wheel drive, Mazda's trademark sporty handling and a stylish, well-equipped cabin with a standard touchscreen interface.
Excellent fuel economy is another welcome CX-3 trait; you’ll find sporty handling, quiet at speed, attractive, high-quality interior with appealing features combined in a single vehicle.
With front-wheel drive, you'll see an impressive 31 mpg in combined city/highway driving, according to the EPA, while the all-wheel-drive version registers 29 mpg highway. That probably out-performs any other vehicle in this category. Unlike many vehicles that are strong on fuel efficiency, the CX-3 still has a very able acceleration that makes highway merging and passing stress free.
The 2016 Mazda CX-3 is a five-passenger subcompact crossover SUV available in Sport, Touring and Grand Touring trim levels.
The 2016 CX-3's cabin shows excellent execution overall, with high-quality materials and a sleek presentation. The Grand Touring's large central tachometer and integrated digital speedometer look great and are easy to read. All available trims benefit from a 7-inch touchscreen interface. The graphic display is crisp and the handy auxiliary control knob on the center console is convenient.
The CX-3's front seats provide stellar comfort for this vehicle category, a firm support for long hauls and ample lateral bolstering for quick drives.
Cargo capacity in the CX-3 checks in at 12.4 cubic feet behind the rear seats and 44.5 cubes with the rear seatbacks folded down.
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