What 2018 has in store for the Mazda CX-3

 Razeena Palekar
  Jan 09, 2018

Mazda has surprised the South African market with a constant stream of ‘Zoom Zoom’ innovation since it established its subsidiary here close to the end of 2014. The Mazda CX-3 Mazda’s most compact crossover made its way into the year 2017 with subtle changes since its first appearance in 2016. There are many significant updates that lie ahead, however, as this most amazing Mazda CX-3, 2018 model boasts a variety of improvements to its mechanics, technology and functionality.

The appearance of the vehicle has been virtually untouched despite the upgraded chassis and the Mazda CX-3 remains low to the ground for better balance in the corners. The new CX-3 will arrive in South Africa in the second half of 2018. As we all know it as it, the Mazda's CX-3 has always been an ebullient little crossover SUV, with sharp looks and even sharper handling and it’s seems to have only gotten better.

It has already been released in some countries including the likes of USA and Japan.

What’s new for the Mazda CX3

The Mazda CX-3 2018 introduces the G-Vectoring system which slightly reduces engine torque whilst monitoring throttle and steering inputs when entering a corner. This allows for a greater degree of stability as well as further comfort for passengers. Smart City Brake Support is now standard. This feature automatically applies brakes in an emergency to help avoid collisions at speeds below 31 km/h.

In terms of interior, upgrades include the addition of two USB ports, Bluetooth technology, a rear backup camera, and an impressive 7-inch colour infotainment display system.

Interior noise levels have been a point of concern for the CX-3 since its inception. In efforts to try to combat this, Mazda has made outstanding changes at the surface and below for a more tranquil ride.

These changes include thicker window glass, amended door seals, under-floor sound-deadening mats as well as modifications beneath the metal including improved suspension bushings, damper recalibration as well as new engine mounts.

The above aspects are included in the Sports trim whilst the Touring and Grand Touring host various additional features. The mid-level Touring model will include automatic headlamps, rain-sensing wipers as well as programmed climate control. The highest spec Grand Touring model’s (link to current) safety package will undergo a name change from the i-Activsense to the Premium package. It retains the active features however which consists of automated emergency braking at high-speeds, lane-departure alerts, adaptive cruise control as well as automatic high-beam headlamps. In terms of gains, the package includes a power-adjustable driver’s seat that includes lumbar support as well as memory settings in addition to traffic-sign recognition and the option of a heated steering wheel.

The Mazda CX-3 will improve on some of its best features, accommodating a sharper and more refined driving experience. Although space may still be an issue to some, with rear space inferior to that of its sister car the CX-5, at its competitive price the Mazda CX-3 is likely to see market success in South Africa in 2018.

There’s no doubt that the 2018 Mazda CX-3 is an attractive small crossover pick thanks to its good looks. We'd ask for more room, but fear that would spoil the CX-3's low price. Many say that the Mazda's 2018 CX-3 is by far the most athletic and fun-to-drive entry in the subcompact-SUV field and it standouts for its impressive fuel efficiency, design and sporting driving dynamics. This amazing vehicle is designed to inspire your passion for driving. Wherever your passions lie, the CX‑3 has room to accommodate them, with expandable cargo space, foldable rear seats and customizable storage accessories.

Knowing Mazda, with it’s it's getting a grab bag of updates, it's probably even more brilliant than the last iteration. 2018 Mazda CX-3. Explore and learn more about the 2018 Mazda CX-3 with this specs and features review, it continues to impress with improvements, innovation, and experience

What 2018 has in store for the Mazda CX-3

Razeena Palekar

Razeena Palekar is a Bcom graduate turned Law student. A creative by nature, she uses writing to express her opinions on just about everything. With a penchant for all things food related, you can find her cooking up a storm or seeking out new places for a spot of dinner.

Razeena Palekar is a Bcom graduate turned Law student. Her Love for writing is evidenced by her personal blog which she runs amidst her various commitments. When away from her desk, you can find her hidden behind a book or seeking out a patisserie for her afternoon tea.

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