The year 2016 proved rather useful for the auto lovers; as it brought some great surprises in form iconic cars. One such car that made its entry into the auto arena in the third quarter, 7th September to be precise was Mazda CX-3.
The car was launched at an event to celebrate company’s achievement for acquiring the first spot in J.D Power Customer Satisfaction Index. Mazda CX-3 is the 5th zoom-zoom car in the company’s lineup to be infused with ‘Kodo- Soul of Motion’ design DNA. Also, the car shares a lot of its designing and styling attributes with CX-5.
Further, going into more details CX-3’s front profile carries an elongated trapezoidal grille that apart from enhancing its look also contributes in improving engine efficiency. The grille is followed by a sharp pair of headlights that not only provides improved sight but add to the car’s aggressive quotient. To top it all, are present features like a rugged bonnet, stylish fog lamp, and large bumper.
On to the side, the car is infused with black cladding wrapped prominent fenders, turn indicators integrated ORVM, body colored door handles and a sloping roof. CX-3’s rear, like its front and side profile also showcases stylish attribute that is visible in the form of wrapped taillight; Chrome finished dual exhaust pipe and roof spoiler.
Dimension check, the said car measures 4275 mm in length, 1765 mm in width, and 1535 mm in height. As for the ground clearance it measures 160 mm, a justifiable figure for a crossover.
Step inside CX-3 and one can experience the exclusivity with which this car is designed. Every corner of the car is wrapped in finest of material, delivering the best experience to the occupants. Adding to customer’s comfort are present features like leather wrapped steering wheel, comfortable sports seats, and ergonomically designed control layouts. Representing the car’s technical profile is Mazda CX-3 SKYACTIV kit that includes Active Driving Display (a pop-up screen above the instrument binnacle, ensuring driver’s eyes is always on the road), Driver Selection Switch, MZD Connect and Command Control system.
Making the car apt for taking long journeys is its 350-litre boot that can be stretched up to a good 1260-litre by folding the rear seat.
Time to discuss under hood configuration, the car houses a 148 PS and 192 Nm generating 2.0-liter SkyActiv-G 4-CYL mill. This mill is coupled to a six-speed automatic gearbox that delivers power to either front (FWD) or all wheels (AWD) depending on the variant.
All in all, Mazda CX-3 is a great car from the house of Japanese automaker. It’s a lot of fun to drive and equally bliss to sit-in. Below is attached its variant-wise price list –
FWD Pro – Php 1,280,000
FWD Sport – Php 1,380,000
AWD Activ – Php 1,480,000
If you are interested in researching more about the latest generation of this crossover, check out Mazda CX-3 guide. Stay connected for updates on further changes.