It is already a best seller in Malaysia and there seems to be cult following brewing with Mazda’s new design, it seems no surprise that Mazda Japan has decided to do some minor improvements on this crossover.
Mazda’s engineering team doesn’t believe in waiting for major redesigns to implement changes that benefit consumers, so the CX-3’s throttle and transmission responsiveness has been improved, complementing Mazda’s “Jinba Ittai”—horse and rider as one—driving philosophy.
Already a standout for its impressive fuel-efficiency, award-winning design, top safety scores, spirited driving dynamics and upscale amenities, the Mazda CX-3 subcompact crossover SUV has undergone its first round of thoughtful improvements, treating drivers to an impressive value with available features they might not find in vehicles costing twice as much.
Newly standard for every trim level is Smart City Brake Support, which can automatically apply the brakes in emergency situations below 19 mph. CX-3 joins several other vehicles in Mazda’s lineup as carrying this critical piece of safety equipment as standard, including the 2018 Mazda3 compact sedan and 5-door and CX-5 compact crossover SUV.
CX-3’s driving experience is complemented by Mazda’s exclusive G-Vectoring Control, which uses the engine in conjunction with steering and throttle inputs to minutely reduce engine torque, putting more weight on the front wheels and making the steering feel more linear and direct. As a result, the driver is able to gain more confidence and control behind the wheel.