A lot of rumors about Mazda’s future plans have been circulating around in past several months and some of them are related to this subcompact crossover. Introduced about three years ago, this crossover could get a complete rework much earlier than we would normally expect. Still, the current situation in the automotive industry requires constant updates if you want to remain competitive. Therefore, the 2020 Mazda CX-3 will come completely new, if we can rely on the latest reports. It looks like the company will introduce a new model that will bring a lot of improvements. This primarily refers to practicality, though we could expect to see new SkyActive X engine, as well as completely new aesthetics.
2020 Mazda CX-3 Redesign
Without any doubt, Mazda will focus on practicality in this redesign. The current CX-3 is famous for its excellent dynamics and driving experience, while the practicality isn’t on the highest level. Compared to most competitors, this crossover lags behind in aspects like legroom and cargo space. Therefore, the company is about to mount the new 2020 Mazda CX-3 on the new SkyActive platform. Allegedly, the new generation will grow bigger in size. It should remain in the segment of subcompact cars, but with an increase in both size and wheelbase. Benefits will be numerous, especially in mentioned interior aspects. Still, the bigger size shouldn’t affect driving dynamics, considering that the new platform is about to utilize new materials and save some weight, as well as to deliver a new chassis setup.
2020 Mazda CX-3 Exterior and Interior Design
Just like every redesign, this one will also pay a lot of attention to aesthetics. In terms of the exterior design, the new model will get bigger, as we already mentioned. However, we don’t expect to see changes in the overall layout. The new model should keep a familiar shape, but come with a completely new suit. Though the current model already looks pretty amazing and definitely is among the most attractive models in the class, we expect to see further evolution of the company’s famous KODO design language. In practice, this means something similar to what we can see on the bigger CX-5, which came completely new last year. Changes aren’t drastically, but you can definitely notice narrower headlights, new bumper design and lots of new design solutions.
The interior will also come with a bunch of novelties. Of course, benefits from a bigger size will be the most important thing about the new cabin. Expect to see more room in the second row of seating, as well as a lot more cargo space. Besides improved practicality, count on a new layout that should involve higher-quality materials and provide more upscale look.
2020 Mazda CX-3 Engines
If we can rely on the latest reports, the 2020 Mazda CX-3 should be one of the first models to get a new SkyActive X engine. The industry’s first mass-production compression-ignition gasoline engine will be characterized by significant improvement in efficiency. In numbers, we can expect around 30% more power and 25-30% better fuel economy. The first version of the new engine should come with a displacement of 2.0-liter and a max output around 190 horsepower. Other than a new engine, the powertrain lineup should consist of most of the current engines, including diesel units as well. The new SkyActive X engine should be reserved for higher trims.
2020 Mazda CX-3 Release Date and Price
Keep in mind that the 2020 Mazda CX-3 is just a rumor at the moment. We are still waiting for the official confirmation. Still, many reliable reports suggest its arrival in about two years. When it comes to the price, the new model shouldn’t go far away from the current one, which means base models should go around 21.000 dollars.