Compact crossover SUVs: 5 things we love about the Mazda CX-3

2016 Mazda CX-3 (42) We’re all about having the best of both worlds and so is Mazda. The first ever Mazda CX-3 is just about to touch down in New Zealand and it’s the ultimate compact crossover SUV, making it ideal for both driving around town and the great outdoors. Compact SUVs have become the vehicle to own, allowing Kiwis to zip around the city and take off for the weekend, with everything packed inside. Since they’re popping up more and more in Kiwis driveways, here are five reasons why you should cross over to the compact crossover SUV, the Mazda CX-3.

1. It’s super slick

Inspired by an animal leaping into action, the ‘KODO – Soul of Motion’ design provides sleek lines and a powerful sense of energy that brings the CX-3 to life with style and flair that is guaranteed to turn heads.

2. The inside is as elegant as the outside

The stylish interiors are spacious and elegant. Each model is crafted with distinct trim colour and texture combinations; featuring high-quality materials such as satin chrome, piano black and soft-touch leather panels with stitching.

3. It’s safe and fuel efficient

The first ever CX-3 showcases the full range of SKYACTIV technologies across the range – combining incredible performance with astounding fuel economy. The i-ACTIVSENSE safety technologies on GSX and Limited models provide heightened confidence in a wide range of driving conditions.

4. There’s some serious technology in there

Clever design ensures that the CX-3’s vast array of technology is always at your fingertips, keeping you at the centre of everything. Key functions can be accessed through a large eye-level central screen, steering wheel switches or central console commander control, with many also able to be controlled by voice.

5. It comes in so many pretty colors

The Mazda CX-3 comes in a whole host of colours and trim, including Crystal White Pearl Mica, Meteor Grey Mica, Black Cloth (GLX), Ceramic Metallic, Titanium Flash Mica, Black Deluxe Leatherette / Cloth (GSX), Dynamic Blue Mica, Deep Crystal Blue Mica, Black Leather / Lux Suede (Limited), Soul Red Metallic, Jet Black Mica and Pure White Leather / Lux Suede (Limited). You can see the colours and get more details on the design, technology, interiors and safety all on the website here. 2016 Mazda CX-3 (38)