The immensely successful formula of Mazda in the small SUV segment is about to get its much-awaited facelift in upcoming months. This CX-3 model is the smallest one in Mazda’s CX series but also among its popular ones. No official date is announced till date, however, it is speculated that the sale would start by the 2nd half of 2017. Car enthusiasts believe that 2018 Mazda CX-3 will have minimal change over its outgoing model and retain almost same features in different variant of this car. Let’s have a closer look on them.
This will be the base variant of the new 2018 Mazda CX-3. All the important safety features will be available in this model. Main features of this variant are as follows. Electric parking brake with hill assistance. 7″ TFT infotainment will be in the center console. ESP, EBD, ABS and brake assist will be introduced for better safety. Halogen headlights with automatic on and off feature. Roofline rear spoiler to give this car a sporty look. 60:40 foldable rear seat to provide space on demand. It is expected that price of this variant of Mazda CX-3 2018 will be within $21,000. A 2.0 L V4 engine will be mated with 6-speed manual gearbox to power this small SUV. However, there will be options for automatic gearbox. This engine is expected to provide 146 HP and 34 mpg on highway and 29 mpg in city condition.
Some embellishments in terms of premium features will probably be seen in this version of Mazda CX-3 2018. The enhancements are as follows. In addition to the Touring grade, there will be 18” aluminum wheels. Ambient lighting , heated front seats, body-colored side mirrors. ‘Aha’ radio integration for international stations. In spite of these cosmetic changes, main powertrain and gearbox will remain same in 2018 Mazda CX-3 as the Sport model. Thus mileage figure will remain same as the previous one. However, price will be around $22,000 for this trim.
2018 Mazda CX-3 Grand Touring
This is going to be the premium model of the 2018 Mazda CX-3. Stunning design and exclusive features in addition to the above models is expected to be seen here. Let’s look into these main features of this model. Glass roof will be there in this new Mazda CX-3 2018 model
LED lighting will be seen all over the body here. Adaptive front lighting system (AFS) is to be introduced in this model. Mazda navigation along with Mazda Connect will be attached to this trim.This trim is likely to get 7- speaker surround sound system.
In addition to this, a special 2.0 L diesel engine will be mated with automatic gearbox that will power this small SUV. This car will be available in $25,000 and its EPA will be around 36 mpg on highway and 29 mpg in the city. Well, with these large varieties, high fuel economy rate and availability of vivid colors like snowflake white, soul red, jet black mica and many others; coming 2018 Mazda CX-3 is all set to lure the customers towards it.