Mazda UK Announces Pricing & Specs For Small CX-3 SUV


Fresh off its European debut in Geneva, Mazda's new CX-3 has already been priced in the UK, with the Japanese manufacturer asking just £17,595 for the entry-level 2WD SE model.

The CX-3 will come with a 5 level grade structure (SE, SE Nav, SE-L, SE-L Nav and Sport Nav) as well Mazda's SKYACTIV powertrains, with a choice of 11 petrol and 7 diesel variants.

Something else you get with the CX-3 is plenty of standard equipment as well as Mazda's latest i-ACTIVSENSE safety systems. Entry-level SE models come with 16" alloys, heated and power folding mirrors, while SE-L models add rear privacy glass and front LED fog lights.

The top of the range CX-3 Sport Nav is the first car in its class to come with LED headlights. It also features 18" Gun-metallic diamond-cut alloys and chrome accent door sills.

Inside, all models feature a 7" touchscreen, DAB radio, Bluetooth and a multifunction steering wheel. The Sport Nav version also comes with navigation including 3-years free European map updates, a Bose surround sound system, smart keyless entry and Mazda's Active Driving Display head-up display system (another first for the segment).

Moving up into the range from the base model, you get heated front seats, automatic climate control and rain-sensing wipers on the SE-L model.

As for safety equipment, the CX-3 features a full complement of standard airbags, including curtain airbags, plus Hill Hold Assist, Tire Pressure Monitoring System and Dynamic Stability Control - all standard.

The SE-L and Sport Nav models also get Mazda's Lane Departure Warning System and Smart City Brake Support. Other than that, all models get cruise control, while rear parking sensors are standard only from SE-L versions onwards.

The all-new CX-3 is also ready to meet Europe's strict emissions demands thanks to its SKYACTIV-D 1.5 liter diesel engine, which only does about 105g/km CO2 of harm.

Meanwhile, the SKYACTIV-G 2.0 liter petrol engine (with either 120 PS or 150 PS outputs) is predicted to account for around 50% of UK sales - which is normal since the diesel version should be expected to outsell any one petrol engine by itself.

As you can see from the list below, the 2WD versions make up the bulk of the line-up, since people won't be taking this car in pursuit of any Land Rover Defenders any time soon.

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