2018 CX3

Inside Mazda

July 21, 2017

The 2018 CX‑3 Promises a Soulful Ride. And Delivers One Too.

It’s no secret that to stand out in the competitive compact SUV category, a vehicle needs to go that extra kilometre or two to take what is a typically boxy, boring ride to one that drivers can revel in. Look no further than the 2018 CX‑3 and its roster of technologies and design that’s both stunning to look at and an inspiration to drive.

It’s no secret that to stand out in the competitive compact SUV category, a vehicle needs to go that extra kilometre or two to take what is a typically boxy, boring ride to one that drivers can revel in. Look no further than the 2018 CX3 and its roster of technologies and design that’s both stunning to look at and an inspiration to drive.

The 2018 CX3 gets the new GVectoring Control (GVC) treatment – the 2017 AJAC winner for Best New Technology Innovation – for exceptional confidence and control, resulting in a smooth, quiet ride that furthers the legendary drive that has always set Mazda apart from the competition.

Also new to the 2018 edition are the ride-enhancing safety technologies under the iACTIVSENSE umbrella. Newly available are a Traffic Sign Recognition system (TSR) and Mazda Radar Cruise Control (MRCC). Plus, more iACTIVSENSE features are available on more models to give CX3 owners access to the features they want.

Outside, the revamped KODO “Soul of Motion” design highlights the idea that aesthetics matter. Modelled in clay to ensure a highly artistic design – long before sheet metal comes into play – KODO design is the hallmark traditional Japanese artistry and craftsmanship at its best. While serving a very practical aerodynamic purpose, the beautiful, fluid lines of the exterior visually deliver on the promise of the soulful drive to come.

Inside, KODO design carries the theme throughout a supple environment that arouses your senses with finely crafted details such as a soft front panel with accent stitching, silver or satin chrome trim and available leather seating. All while never forgetting that, as an SUV, it has a job to do to accommodate your life.

The 2018 CX3 is sure to please drivers who want a compact SUV that goes beyond functionality to inspire love of the road.