On June 6, Mazda North American Operations announced that it will introduce the 2017 version of the CX-3 to the US market.
The current US version of the CX-3 was released in the summer of 2015. As a result of taking customer preferences and driving environment in the US into consideration, Mazda has equipped this CX-3 with a 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder gasoline engine, and not the 1.5-liter diesel engine featured on the Japanese model.
This 2.0-liter gasoline engine called SKYACTIV-G generates 146hp of maximum output and 20.2kgm of maximum torque.
Over a year after its release, the CX-3 has undergone minor changes for its recently announced 2017 model. The mid-grade Touring trim comes standardized with 18-inch alloy wheels. It also offers an abundance of features including heated side mirrors, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter, heated seats and blind spot monitoring.
Moreover, the option price for the i-ACTIVSENSE available on its top-of-the-line Grand Touring trim has been reduced from 1,920 USD to 1,170 USD. The 2017 CX-3 has been priced at less than 20,000 USD as Mazda has set its base price at 19,960 USD.