Mazda Announces New CX-3 – Compact Crossover to Debut at Los Angeles Auto Show

By Steve Laser

Three appears to be the magic number when it comes to crossover SUVs. Mazda is set to reveal its all-new CX-3 at the upcoming Los Angeles Auto Show in November.

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This new entry will join Mazda’s existing CX-5 and CX-9, resulting in a trio of crossovers to satisfy a wide spectrum of buyers.

The formula has worked exceptionally well for Nissan, with its Juke, Murano and Pathfinder, soon to be joined by Honda with the new HR-V slotting below the CR-V and Pilot.

In a release issued today, Mazda says that the CX-3 will feature its SKYACTIV Technology and KODO Soul of Motion design. We’ll have to wait for Mazda’s press conference on November 19 for more details including production plans.

Mazda’s display for the L.A. show also includes the North American intro of the new MX-5 roadster as well as the “World Premiere” of updated Mazda6 and CX-5 models.

The press release from Mazda’s Global Newsroom follows.

Mazda to Debut All-New CX-3 Compact Crossover SUV at 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show

HIROSHIMA, Japan—Mazda Motor Corporation today announced that its all-new compact crossover SUV, named the Mazda CX-3, will make its world premiere at the Los Angeles Auto Show, running from November 21 through November 30, 2014.

Mazda CX-3 is the fifth vehicle in Mazda’s line-up of new-generation products that feature the full range of SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY and KODO-Soul of Motion design. In pursuing a design of beauty and sophistication, the essence of KODO-the expression of life within a vehicle-has been evolved to produce a sharper form with an enhanced sense of speed.

In addition, the all-new Mazda MX-5 two-seater open-top sports car (Mazda Roadster in Japan) will make its North American auto show debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The engine line-up for the all-new MX-5 will be tailored to each market, and feature either a 1.5-liter or 2.0-liter SKYACTIV-G gasoline engine, tuned exclusively for the model and mounted longitudinally. North American-specification models will only be fitted with the SKYACTIV-G 2.0 gasoline engine.

[Photo and press release from Mazda Global Newsroom]

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