2016 Mazda CX-3 Crossover SUV – As already anticipated, the presence of “little brother” Mazda CX-5 is Mazda CX-3, will enter the automotive market is booming: small-sized crossover that is intended for use in the city, instead of off-road terrain. The largest sales segment comes from models such as Nissan Juke, Vauxhall Mokka, and also Citroen C4 Cactus. All three proved that there was a demand so great for tall hatchback, thus providing a broader view toward the front, but still compact when parked in a narrow area. Mazda CX-3 will face strong rivals, namely the Fiat 500X, Honda HR-V, Jeep Renegade, and the latest generation of Suzuki Vitara.
Mazda CX-3 was designed by a team of designers Mazda in Japan. When the management of Mazda presented models of clay-sized original this car, they were so impressed and so quick to say, “make this car very soon.” The elements of the exterior greatly help this car to be different, especially the front, and not at all strange when compared with the Juke or Renegade.
In terms of its dimensions, Mazda’s crossover has a length of 4,275 mm and 2,750 mm whellbase, long enough to create a relief cabin space. While only 1,550 mm ground clearance. Machine parts presents a lot of options, namely gasoline and diesel, 104 hp powered engine capacity of 1500 cc SkyActiv-D diesel and 2000 cc petrol engine versions SkyActiv-G that produces 118 hp and 140 hp. All engines are combined with two transmission options, 6-speed manual and automatic. Mazda CX-3 also brings new technologies that traction control features that are useful for monitoring the slip on the front wheel and transferring power evenly to all wheels to maximize traction. Suspension and handling also got changes that can improve the car’s response and comfort.
The interior may only be taken from the Mazda 2, but still classy design and make the room feel more spacious. The first impression on this car was so nice and very positive. Luxurious look scattered in several important tools in it, including seats and dashboards that seem modern and luxurious. Advanced technological features are also embedded in the CX-3 as navigation controls are on the screen 7-inch touch screen.
At its core, the CX-3 is built based on the Mazda 2. Even the dashboard also looks exactly the same. But the CX-3 dimensions are slightly wider, although the wheel axis distance remains the same. Section head room is more spacious than the Mazda 3 for not compromised sloping roofline at the rear, and luggage capacity is between Mazda 2 (250 liters) and Mazda 3 (364 liters), is 264 liters. There are two engine choices when we tested this car for the first time in the world. Testing was held at a private track circuit, nearly 120 km to the west-southwest of Melbourne. This special access is supported by the level of sales Mazda SUV bombastic in Australia, mainly thanks to the presence of the model CX-5.
The first car that we tried comes with a 1.5 liter diesel engine-powered 103 hp and 268 Nm. This model has a drive on-demand all-wheel drive (AWD), as well as 18-inch alloy wheels are intended for the CX-3 the highest specifications. This diesel engine feels quite qualified, though less “kick” to the body accelerates from a standstill. When coasting, then this machine feels comfortable and is able to maintain the pace so easy. Flexibility transmission also helped bring the positive character of this machine. Automatic Transmission 6-acceleration is fairly intuitive move for the sake of maximum acceleration.
There has been no official claims about the performance or efficiency, but thanks to the latest SKYACTIV technology systems like yours Mazda2, its CO2 emissions below 90 g / km, making it a four-wheel drive car with an automatic transmission which has a fairly low taxes. There is a sense of balance between sharp response to steering wheel with padded his car dings, even when passing through a bumpy road with the wheels of magnitude. CX-3 with a degree of stability drove like a hatchback, and did not give the impression of a typical SUV body-roll.
We also had time to taste 2.0 liter petrol variant with front-wheel drive. This variant was more powerful than diesel, and pledged by Mazda will provide the fuel efficiency figures of up to 17.5 kpl (with automatic transmission). Cars were tested using 16-inch rims, so that the rider becomes softer and more agile steering-perhaps aided by the weight of the snout that are lighter than diesel engines.
The drawback? Currently not find much. Intrusion of the wheels is commonplace on the ranks of Mazda models. And like his brother, the CX-5, this car has interior quality is fairly mediocre-less attractive as the exterior. Driving stability should be thumbs up, especially when the roads begin entering the field of gravel. Stability control still intervenes, but only occasionally and in such a short period of time.