Mazda has been quite a popular car manufacturer in the automobile industry for a long time. Known for manufacturing quality crossovers and SUVs, the company has gained a great reputation as a respectable auto manufacturer. All vehicles from Mazda are impressive and consistent, and their latest offering, 2018 Mazda CX-3 is no different in that regard.
What should be changed?
This new vehicle should offer some upgrades but being relatively new there wouldn’t be radical changes. Mazda will likely go with more standard equipment and safety features. It might also offer additional trim level and usual tech update.
2018 Mazda CX-3: Mazda CX-3- Exterior Design
Mazda CX-3 is quite well known for its distinctive KODO design. This unique design is what separates it from other models. Drastic exterior changes are being expected by many this time around. If you are one of them, you are likely to be disappointed as there won’t be significant changes to 2018 Mazda CX-3. Its design will be retained for 2018 model year, which will continue to set this SUV apart from other models.
This vehicle will be able to accommodate up to 5 passengers. There is enough interior space for each of those passengers. It is expected that the luggage storage will increase a bit this time.
The passengers will enjoy in comfort of well-shaped and supportive seats and quality of materials will be high-end.
2018 CX-3 won’t also lag behind when it comes to technological offerings. It will come with the latest iteration of Mazda’s Connect infotainment system. A 7-inch touchscreen will sit atop of the dash which will feature sleek and uncluttered design.
Coming to the safety features, this vehicle should come with the revised list of the safety features. Expect that i-Active Sense package will be more accessible than in the current version. Mazda, in the current CX-3, offers it only in the top Grand Touring trim.
2018 Mazda CX-3: Engine Specs and Performance
In all likeliness, a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine will sit under the hood of 2018 Mazda CX-3 as its base engine. This engine generates an output of 146 HP along with a torque of approximately 146 lb-ft.
The engine will work with a six-speed automatic transmission unit, with optional paddle shifters and Sport mode. It also possible that Mazda will add more powerful engine option.
The front-wheel drive will be standard and all-wheel drive optional. As for the fuel economy, it will be around 31 mpg average for the base engine and front-wheel drive.
2018 Mazda CX-3: Price and Release Date
Mazda will launch 2018 Mazda CX-3 together with two other crossovers from their lineup, CX-9 and CX-5, which are larger in size when compared to CX-3. It should arrive early in 2018, with a base price of $21,000 approximately.