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Mazda CX-3 goes on sale in Japan, other markets to follow soon

February 27, 2015
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The Mazda CX-3 compact crossover is now available at all Mazda Anfini and Autozam dealerships in Japan, with price falling in the range of ¥2,376,000 to ¥3,024,000 (inclusive of taxes).

In Japan, the CX-3 range consists of three trim levels – XD, XD Touring and XD Touring L Package. The SkyActiv-D 1.5-litre clean diesel engine is standard across the range. The engine can be paired to either a 6-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission or a 6-speed manual transmission, regardless of the trim. Both front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive drivetrain options are available on all three trims. Mazda claims the CX-3 can have a fuel economy of up to 25.0 km/l.

The CX-3 will have its European debut at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show in March. Sales will commence in early summer 2015. The SkaActiv-G 2.0-litre gasoline engine (in two different specifications) will also be offered along with the SkyActiv-D 1.5-litre diesel engine in Europe.

North American launch is scheduled for summer 2015. North American markets, including the U.S. and Canada, will get the SkaActiv-G 2.0-litre gasoline engine only. The gasoline engine will be paired exclusively to a 6-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission.

In Australia, the CX-3 will be available with the SkaActiv-G 2.0-litre gasoline engine (109 kW/146 hp, 192 Nm) and the SkyActiv-D 1.5-litre clean diesel engine (77 kW/103 hp, 270 Nm). Transmission options will include 6-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission and 6-speed manual transmission. New Zealand is expected to get the Australian-spec CX-3. The new compact crossover goes on sale in Australia in late March 2015, which means that New Zealand launch can be expected in April/May 2015.

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