We still haven’t seen Mazda’s future electric car, but the company has already delivered the second update for its CX-3 which was revealed at the 2018 New York Auto Show. The new subcompact crossover SUV packs a better powertrain and tech equipments as well as a refreshed interior.
The new things that can be found inside the 2019 Mazda CX-3 include wider seats, an electronic parking brake, a larger center console with armrest, repositioned cupholders and the addition of the new ones to a new center armrest in the rear passengers area. Mazda also lessens cabin noise by thickening door panels and rear window glass as well as improving door seals.
Just like before, the Japanese automaker will offer the new CX-3 in three trims: GX, GS and GT. The GT variant now features full leather upholstery in either white or black.
Meanwhile, the exterior design is also changed a bit with restyled LED taillights, a broader grille, a new set of redesigned 18-inch alloy wheels, and Mazda’s Soul Red Crystal Metallic as a newcomer option.
Under the SUV’s hood is a 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine which has been tweaked to become more responsive. It’s now also more fuel-efficient and capable to give out some extra torque. The engine’s output is 148 HP and 148 lb-ft of torque.
The new CX-3 is equipped with Mazda’s G-Vectoring Control programming which controls chassis dynamics based on engine timing. It also has its power steering and suspension retuned for an optimized performance.
First launched in 2015, the CX-3 has been a successful product for Mazda thanks to its nice design and unique personality. With the arrival of the 2019 model, Mazda is expected to continue its success with the subcompact SUV.
The 2019 Mazda CX-3 will go on sale in the US later this spring. The pricing is yet to be announced.