Mazda CX-3: from 70.6mpg and 105g/km CO2March 5, 2015
The new Mazda CX-3 has an official combined economy figure of 70.6mpg and emissions of just 105g/km CO2 for the front-wheel drive, 1.5-litre diesel model.
Offered with either 120ps or 150ps, the SKYACTIV-G 2.0-litre petrol engine is predicted to account for around 50 per cent of UK sales. Available in all trims, with both SKYACTIV-MT manual and SKYACTIV-Drive automatic transmissions, the 120ps engine with front-wheel drive makes up the bulk of the line-up. However, at the top of the petrol range, the 150ps engine is matched exclusively to all-wheel drive (AWD), and a six-speed manual gearbox in Sport Nav trim.
The SKYACTIV-D 1.5-litre diesel engine also features in the all-new Mazda2. As with petrol versions, front-wheel drive models make up the majority of the range, although the 105ps SKYACTIV-D Sport Nav AWD is offered with both manual and automatic transmissions. With emissions of just 105g/km the front-wheel drive SKYACTIV-D has an official combined economy of 70.6mpg.
Featuring the full complement of SKYACTIV technology – engines, body, chassis and transmissions – the Mazda claims that the new CX-3 provides the responsive handling and spirited driving experience that brand has come to be recognised for; embodying Mazda’s ‘Defy Convention’ ethos, the CX-3 is designed to set new standards in the small SUV sector by offering levels of efficiency, style, handling, refinement and equipment not yet seen in this rapidly growing sector.
Making its European debut at the Geneva Motor Show, the all-new Mazda CX-3 will go on sale in the UK on the 19th June 2015. With an 18-strong model line-up, Mazda’s first small SUV combines Mazda’s unique SKYACTIV technology and KODO: Soul of Motion design language.
The CX-3 has a choice of 11 petrol and seven diesel variants, made up of a five level grade structure – SE, SE Nav, SE-L, SE-L Nav and Sport Nav. SE models feature 16-inch alloy wheels, plus heated and power folding mirrors, while SE-L models add rear privacy glass and front LED fog lights. At the top of the range, the all-new Mazda CX-3 Sport Nav is the first car in the class to come with LED headlights, along with 18-inch Gun-metallic diamond-cut alloy wheels.
Inside, the all-new Mazda CX-3 features a 7-inch colour touchscreen, DAB radio, Bluetooth and a multifunction steering wheel across all models, while Sport Nav models have navigation with 3-years free European map updates, Bose surround sound, smart keyless entry and, in another first for the sector, Mazda’s Active Driving Display head-up display system.
In line with all of Mazda’s newest models, the CX-3’s user-friendly cabin layout sets new standards in material quality and design, while SE-L models benefit from heated front seats, automatic climate control and rain-sensing wipers.
The all-new Mazda CX-3 boasts impressive active safety equipment to compliment the passive protection of its lightweight yet rigid SKYACTIV-Body and full complement of standard airbags, which includes curtain airbags. Hill Hold Assist, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System and Dynamic Stability Control are standard across the range, while SE-L and Sport Nav models feature Mazda’s Lane Departure Warning System and Smart City Brake Support. All models get cruise control, while rear parking sensors are standard from SE-L grade onwards, and Sport Nav models also benefit from a reversing camera.
With a flexible cargo board boot floor, which can be lifted to provide a flat load space when the standard 60:40 split fold rear seats are tumbled, the all-new Mazda CX-3’s spacious 350-litre boot ensures it has the practicality to match its upmarket cabin and stylish exterior.
Prices start from £17,595. The top of the range all-wheel drive manual petrol model, the CX-3 150ps AWD Sport Nav, will cost £22,495 and has emissions of 150g/km CO2, with the top of the range manual diesel model, the CX-3 105ps AWD Sport Nav Diesel, costing £23,395 and emitting 123g/km CO2.
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