Next-gen Mazda CX-3 to be available with 48V mild-hybrid technology

Introduced in November 2014, the Mazda CX-3 (pictured) is outdated and desperately needs a complete makeover to stay competitive. Mazda is working on the renewal, but the final product doesn’t come out until the middle of next year.

A new report from Best Car says that a second-gen Mazda CX-3 or an all-new sub-compact SUV will replace the Mazda CX-3 derived from the fourth-gen Mazda 2 next year. Yes, there is a possibility that Mazda changes the name of its small SUV instead of calling it a next-gen CX-3, as per the Japanese report.

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The next-gen Mazda CX-3 could feature strong attributes of a coupe, like a high beltline, a sleek greenhouse, and a steeply sloping roofline. It is likely to be offered with a 1.5-liter gasoline engine, a 1.8-liter gasoline engine, and a newly developed 1.5-liter Skyactiv-X gasoline engine mated with M Hybrid (mild-hybrid) system. The electrified engine would be a downsized version of the latest Mazda3 and the Mazda CX-30’s 2.0-liter Skyactiv-X.

The next-gen Mazda CX-3 will debut in June 2022, and it could reach US showrooms in late 2022.

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