Solid-looking body sides that contrast with the flowing expression of the cabin and short overhangs create proportions that give the car an undeniable presence.
Line-up of eight exterior body colors includes the newly-developed Ceramic Metallic which changes appearance depending on the light, expressing a finely honed metallic feel and a strong sense of hardness. Soul Red Premium Metallic, the representative color of the KODO-Soul of Motion design theme, is also available.
A driver-oriented cockpit and door trim that provides a comforting sense of snugness realize an edgy and high-quality interior space. Meticulous attention was paid to every detail.
A new dark red with a hint of blue was developed as an accent color. This is applied to features such as the door armrests, knee pads, stitching, seat piping and bezel surrounding the air conditioning louvers, helping to express the different character of each model grade.
The seating position was optimized in consideration of a variety of factors, including a good view of the road, a feeling of security and ease of entry and exit, resulting in a "sweet spot" that offers customers the maximum overall value. Despite a relatively tall vehicle height, people of all body types can get into and out of the all-new CX-3 easily and without stressing the body.
Occupants in the rear seats sit higher and closer to the center than those in the front, allowing them to enjoy a clear and open view of the road ahead. This layout also makes it easy for passengers sitting diagonally opposite each other to hold a conversation.
Ideal driving position
A great deal of effort went into achieving an ideal driving position with an ideal pedal layout, an adjustable steering wheel that allows the driver to adjust the position for easy operation and a well-fitted seat incorporating vibration-absorbing urethane. In addition, the relatively tall seating position allows good visibility of the road and surroundings.
Vehicle body size
An overall length of 4,275 mm and a 2,570 mm wheelbase realize unconstrained proportions and sufficient interior comfort. The all-new CX-3 also features a powerful stance and feeling of stability thanks to its 1,765 mm width and the positioning of the wheels at the extreme corners of the vehicle, resulting in front and rear tracks of 1,525 mm and 1,520 mm respectively.
The vehicle height was set at 1,550 mm, making it possible to park in Japan's automatic multi-story car parks. With consideration given to the urban environment in Japan, this makes the all-new CX-3 more convenient for daily use in the city and expands the scope of situations in which the model can be used.
World-class safety performance
With the aim of providing drivers with both pleasure and peace of mind, the all-new CX-3 features safety technologies developed in line with the Mazda Proactive Safety philosophy of minimizing the risk of accidents by supporting the driver in accurately recognizing circumstances, making judgments and maneuvering the vehicle.
In terms of active safety features, which aim to support the driver's awareness of risks and reduce damage and injury, the all-new CX-3 adopts a wide range of Mazda's i-ACTIVSENSE advanced safety technologies. The driver's recognition, judgment and operation of the vehicle are appropriately supported by safety equipment that utilizes a variety of sensing devices, in addition to the vehicle's basic attributes, such as excellent visibility and dynamic performance that linearly responds to driver's input.