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Test Mazda CX-3: Design, livability and trunk (II)

Kodo design is one of the main attractions of the new CX-3 to gain a foothold in the B-SUV segment. Habitability is one aspect to consider because the rear seats do not enjoy much space. The Japanese automaker expects to sell about 4,000 units in Spain annually.

Undoubtedly, one of the great values ​​of the new CX-3 is
its attractive design, which has been awarded the Award Red Dot Design Award
. Language KODO strokes you feel really well and give it a
dynamic, modern and youthful image both outside and inside.

Japanese urban crossover derived from Mazda2 and competes in
the B-SUV segment with measures 4275 mm long, 1765 mm wide
and 1,535 mm height
. The wheelbase is 2570 mm. livability
Interior lights and shadows leaves us with important aspects to consider if one of
our options.

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exterior design

The body CX-3 has a lower height than the
models such as the Peugeot 2008, the Opel Mokka, the Captur Renault or Fiat
500X. This is also because despite its SUV design, the clearance
the soil is only slightly greater than that of a conventional passenger -155 mm-
so their
capacity for driving off paved pathways is not limited.

Anyway in the accessories catalog is offering a
Off-Road Pack where the lower thresholds of the front bumper and
Rear have a chrome finish. the possibility of equipping is also provided
a Sports Pack including spoilers, rear spoiler and mirrors
in black color.

He KODO design He was shown to the public for the first time in
2010 Mazda Shinari the prototype and has since been present in the past
Japanese brand products. This language gives the CX-3 an air
unmistakable. The body, composed 63% by steels High
resistance shows beautiful tight and sporty lines. The result is
one of the most beautiful models of B-SUV segment.

The front is imposing a large grill It composed of seven
lamas silver and a wings chrome
extending to the headlights. It is here that we find one of the
great new crossover Mazda: CX-3 features headlights Full
for superior finish, the first model of its kind to offer them.

In side view it is best seen silhouette,
characterized by I back passenger compartment. Brawny steps
wheel provide strength to the assembly. The alloy wheels are 16 inches
for Style versions, while the Luxury finish comes equipped with
nail precious 18-inch wheels with diamond cutting.

The back of the urban SUV Mazda also enjoys
a lot of character with a sharp tail lights showing inside
nail brake lights with a three-dimensional light signature and dual exhaust outlet. He
CX-3 can dress nine different body colors, highlighting new key Metallic Ceramic.

Interior design

When entering into the Japanese crossover
We found a familiar environment. The dashboard is nailed to the Mazda2. The
visual quality is beyond doubt a luxury, clean appearance and
. It is particularly attractive with soft leather upholstery
white and black suede Pack White.

If we go to detail we found some aspects
improvable as the top of the dashboard hard plastic or
unlit glove. Do not detract from the end result but make the CX-3 but
It is left behind compared with premium models, although It is between the
best of urban crossovers generalist brands

The instrument cluster is different depending on the finish. The
Style version has an instrumentation centrally speedometer
a counter left. The picture of the Luxury version
much more attractive and athletic, with her counter in the center,
digital speedometer and Head Up Display.

The dashboard displays the touch screen 7 inches
Infotainment system MZD Connect. It is an upgradeable system
internet connection through a smartphone and navigation functions,
audio, telephony and rear camera. System information can be managed
intuitively through the screen or by HMI control of the
center console.

Safety equipment can be very broad
depending on the finish and fitted option packages. So, the CX-3 can
enjoy the technologies i-Activsense through information received by
monocular high definition camera, a laser radar wave and

I-ACTIVSENSE technologies, Mazda's bid for safety

The most complete versions of the crossover have a control
adaptive cruise (MRCC)
that automatically adjusts the speed
maintain a safe distance. Also riding a system of
emergency braking (SBS)
and a system Brake Assist City
, both capable of detecting an obstacle and pre-charge the brakes to
then apply independently if necessary.

The Japanese model also has other technologies and
known as the Mazda Blind Spot (BSM), change alert
involuntary lane (LDWS), the control system of long-range lights
(HBC) or lane change assistant (RVM), which also integrates the alert
Traffic rear (ATCM)

Livability and trunk

The front seats are very spacious. The driver has
with the advantage of extensive regulations in adjusting the steering column
and seat
so finding a correct driving position is easy.
Further, the seats are very comfortable fluffy and adjusted well to
body contour.

Conversely, the rear seats are small. In fact
may be less habitable segment because there is little room for
legs and the width is also limited. The high beltline leaves a
small window, which intensifies this feeling of lack of space.

The trunk of the Mazda CX-3 has a capacity
from 350 liters. The gate weighs little and leaves a loading quite broad. Folding down
the rear seats a cargo space of 1,260 liters is achieved until
ceiling. The trunk has a false bottom, something that helps spread the
load. The bottom is small if it is equipped with the Bose audio system why
It is where the subwoofer is placed, losing 63 liters of capacity.