Motoring.com in Australia is back for some rumor time and pitches the possibility that Mazda’s new rumored subcompact crossover could show up at the Los Angeles Auto Show next month.
It would be called the CX-3 and judging by the succeeding number, it’s smaller than the CX-5 and the CX-9. It would be Mazda’s first subcompact crossover ever and is likely being built as a response to Honda’s new HRV subcompact crossover–basically the new CR-V mini-me.
Engine wise, the new CX-3 is expected to sport the same engines as the new Mazda2, which involves a range of 1.5L SKYACTIV-G gas and SKYACTIV-D diesel four-pots.
Next to the revealing of the CX-3 is an updated CX-5.
UPDATE: Mazda officially confirmed the arrival and world premiere of the all-new CX-3 crossover at Los Angeles. Check out the press release after the jump.
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.
Sketch of Mazda CX-3
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.
Key Exhibits at Los Angeles Auto Show
Reference exhibits – All-new Mazda CX-3 (World Premiere)– All-new Mazda MX-5 Vehicles scheduled for sale – Updated Mazda6 (World Premiere)– Updated Mazda CX-5 (World Premiere) Vehicle currently on sale – Mazda3, Mazda6, Mazda CX-5, Mazda5, Mazda2, Mazda CX-9 Technology exhibits – All-new Mazda MX-5 SKYACTIV-Chassis– SKYACTIV-G 2.0 gasoline engine– SKYACTIV-G 2.5 gasoline engine
- * Press days at the Los Angeles Auto Show are November 18 through 20. The show is open to the public from November 21 through 30, 2014. Mazda will hold its press conference on Wednesday, November 19 from 10:30 – 10:55 A.M. (local time).
– By: Chris Chin
Source: Mazda and Motoring