CX-3 Reveal, Apple CarPlay & more at NY Auto Show
Mazda Reveals Updated Mazda CX-3 and announces Apple CarPlay and Android Auto at New York Auto Show
Updated for the second time since its 2015 launch, the new CX-3 employs Mazda’s human-centered design philosophy for a more mature, higher-quality look and feel in every area. Design updates enhance the refined beauty of the model’s interior and exterior based on the keywords “exquisite” and “edgy.” Performance is enhanced with upgrades to the Skyactiv-G 2.0-liter gasoline engine and big improvements in ride feel and quietness. Meanwhile, an electric parking brake and other new features greatly enhance functionality. The updated CX-3 will be arriving at Canadian dealerships in the spring.
Also at the show, the Mazda KAI Concept compact hatchback, which debuted last year at the 45th Tokyo Motor Show, and the Skyactiv-X next-generation gasoline engine make their North American debuts.
In line with its “Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030” long-term vision for technology development, Mazda aims to use the fundamental appeal of the automobile — driving pleasure — to inspire people, enrich society and help bring about a beautiful earth. By offering an experience of car ownership that celebrates driving, the company hopes to enrich lives and build a strong bond with customers.
During the press conference, Mazda also announced the addition of Apple CarPlay™ and Android™ Auto support to its vehicle line-up. In Canada, these mobile device connectivity technologies will first be offered in the 2019 CX‑9 launching this summer, and then rolled out across the entire model line-up thereafter. In addition, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto will be available as a Genuine Mazda Accessory retrofit for Mazda Connect systems starting this fall.