Mazda revealed its new 2016 CX-3 at the Los Angeles Auto Show last month, and it’s one of many smaller vehicles on a long list of the industry’s car subgenre. The CX-3 is a lot like the CX-5, but this subcompact is marketed toward a younger audience. It’s smaller and—more importantly—it’s cheaper.
The 2016 Mazda CX-3 details include a structure brand new to the US, that of the Mazda2 hatchback, which is being sold in other markets; though, the CX-3 will have all-wheel drive as well as a larger body and bigger wheels than the Mazda 2.
Mazda also claims a “world first” for the CX-3: a “wheel slip warning detection system.” This technology could presumably give drivers a heads-up about when their wheels are likely to slip, though Mazda has yet to clarify what it actually does.
With small SUVs and subcompacts quickly becoming the most popular cars in America, the 2016 Mazda CX-3 will likely be a hit with new drivers looking for an affordable ride that can fit into tight, city spaces.
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