The new-generation 2020 Mazda CX-3 is already in the production and it will introduce plenty of upgrades. According to reliable sources, the new CX-3 model will be quite different from the current model. The Japanese carmaker is willing to improve the popularity of the crossover. The biggest change will be dimensional, thanks to the all-new Mazda3 platform SkyActiv II. For that reason, the crossover will be larger than before.
The 2020 Mazda CX-3 will now offer more legroom and a much better cargo space. Moreover, the current engine will see an additional boost. The four-cylinder unit will see a 30 percent fuel economy improvement and the number of horses will additionally raise.
2020 Mazda CX-3 Design Changes
Japanese carmaker confirmed the 2020 Mazda CX-3 will undergo drastic changes. According to Mazda, the automotive giant is eager to enlarge the crossover in order to boost its popularity worldwide. As a result, the new-generation CX-3 will be larger than the current model thanks to the new platform. Most of the styling will be borrow from the Kai Concept model.
That means the Mazda2 architecture is gone and the Mazda3 platform will underpin the all-new 2020 CX-3. Latest dimensional changes will move the crossover closer to the rivals such as Hyundai Kona and Toyota C-HR. The new platform is stronger and it can incorporate new rear suspension as well. We still don’t know how the exterior design will look like, but you can expect the same “Kodo” design language. That means the new CX-3 will still look like a raised hatchback with the longer hood and sporty appeal.
2020 Mazda CX-3 Interior Will Be Extremely Modern
The interior of the 2020 Mazda CX-3 is still a mystery. We still don’t know how many changes will the new crossover get. One thing is certain and it is the interior room improvement. That includes both the legroom and the cargo space. We can expect the same black-cloth upholstery as standard on the base model. Lux Suede upholstery will remain optional.
The cabin will host plenty of soft-touch surfaces and premium materials. The comfort is great and the interior is extremely modern. The infotainment screen is relatively new so we believe the touchscreen unit will remain. Mazda will most likely introduce more safety aids and Bose Audio system will be optional once again.
2020 Mazda CX-3 Powertrain Specs
The current Mazda CX-3 is using a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that can produce up to 146 horses and 150 lb-ft of torque. While not that strong, this engine is very efficient, mostly thanks to the latest piece of technologies such as Skyactiv system.
According to the latest rumors, the 2.0-liter engine will remain. However, the four-cylinder unit will see some further improvements. Mazda will raise the fuel economy efficiency by 30 percent. Moreover, the 2020 Mazda CX-3 will now produce 187 horsepower and 169 lb-ft of torque. The 6-speed automatic transmission will remain as the only gearbox choice.
2020 Mazda CX-3 Price and Release Date
The upcoming 2020 Mazda CX-3 will probably arrive with the price increase. The current model is priced at $22,500 and the 2020 model will cost around $24,000. Grand Touring model will cost about $28,500. The Mazda’s newest crossover will reportedly arrive earlier in 2020, probably in the first quarter.