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Mazda Reveals Refreshed 2019 CX-3 Small SUV at New York Auto Show

Mazda Reveals Refreshed 2019 CX-3 Small SUV at New York Auto Show

By Philly Murtha, March 29, 2018
Mazda presented a slightly refreshed 2019 CX-3 Small or Subcompact SUV along with its KAI Concept at the 2018 New York International Auto Show this week. The CX-3’s main enhancements are a few interior improvements including adding more driver assistance technology, an electric brake and offering available ergonomic leather seating in addition to refining the CX-3’s engine performance. The latest 2019 Mazda CX-3 will begin reaching dealer showrooms this spring.

Few exterior changes were made to the 2019 model since more extensive improvements were featured on the 2018 model. Mazda’s 2019 CX-3 Small SUV has a new front grille with horizontal slats and there’s new chrome trim on front fascia as well as piano black accents on side window surrounds and fog lamp bezels. In addition, LED taillights have been revised and the CX-3 rides on redone 18-in wheels. Also, Mazda’s Ruby Red Crystal color has been added to the 2019 Mazda CX-3’s exterior palette.

For 2019, the interior has been updated slightly. Driver and front passenger comfort is more upscale with wider fancier white or black full-leather upholstered seats stuffed with higher density foam being offered in higher trim levels. The dashboard and door panels are done in a gray micro-suede. Also an electric brake replaces the former hand brake which frees up space for a larger center console. In the rear seating area, a new center arm rest features cupholders.

Powertrain performance has been tweaked for fuel economy with Mazda’s Skyactiv-G 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine upping power slightly to produce 148 horsepower and 148 lb.-ft. of torque vs. the engine’s previous 146 HP/146 lb.-ft. torque.

Additionally, Mazda showcased its Mazda KAI (“pioneer”) concept with improved and more fuel-efficient Skyactiv-X engine. The combination of design and technology elements are all about reducing CO2 emissions by 50% from 2010 levels by 2030. The new Skyactiv-G engines will be available in Mazda models beginning in 2019, according to officials.
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