All Press Releases for March 05, 2015

Mazda Announces Global Launch of CX-3 Compact Crossover SUV

The new crossover includes the full suite of SkyActiv technology.

    TAMPA, FL, March 05, 2015 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Ferman Mazda of Brandon is pleased to announce the newest addition to the automaker's lineup: the all-new 2016 Mazda CX-3 compact crossover SUV. With global launches of the model set to begin in Japan next year, consumers will be able to get their hands on the vehicle in the spring of 2015. (1)

The new crossover was revealed ahead of last month's 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show and is based on the Mazda2 subcompact hatchback. The 2016 CX-3 crossover is positioned between the automaker's CX-5 and CX-9 SUVs in the lineup (2) and will become a core model in the Mazda family. (1)

Much like its new-generation siblings the Mazda3 compact sedan and hatchback, Mazda6 midsize sedan and CX-5 compact SUV, the 2016 CX-3 crossover will feature the automaker's sleek KODO: Soul of Motion design language and the full suite of SkyActiv technology, (2) including the stiff yet lightweight SkyActiv body. (3)

As for power and performance, North American models will come equipped with a 2.0-liter gasoline engine. Autoweek expects the specifications to be similar to that of the Mazda3 sedan, pushing a total 155 horsepower and 150 pound-feet of torque. (2) In addition, the SUV will come available in both front- and all-wheel drive versions, the latter of which is Mazda's new-generation system that will provide the 2016 CX-3 with enhanced traction. (1)

Mazda's new model will also feature the latest technologies, including the car connectivity system known as Mazda Connect and i-ACTIVSENSE advanced safety features. (1)

For more information on the new CX-3 crossover set to launch in global markets next spring, visit Ferman Mazda of Brandon in Florida. (1)

(1) "Mazda Unveils All-new Mazda CX-3 Compact Crossover SUV." Mazda Global.

(2) "All-new 2016 Mazda CX-3 debuts for LA Auto Show." Autoweek.

(3) "Mazda CX-3 compact crossover unveiled." FleetNews. ... led/54113/

About Ferman Mazda of Brandon:

Ferman Mazda of Brandon was the area's first Mazda Retail Revolution dealership. Ferman Automotive has been providing a premium guest service experience to guests since 1895.

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