The Mazda CX-3 Thread

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Mazda CX-3 removed from sale 'for the moment'

Supermini-SUV is taken off price lists for 2020, but spokesperson suggests it could return with new engines

Mazda has removed the CX-3 from price lists in the UK, with only limited dealer stock now available to buy over the coming weeks.

The Nissan Juke rival was quietly take off sale just before the end of 2019, coinciding with the introduction of the larger CX-30.

However, a Mazda UK spokesperson told Autocar the decision is “for the moment, not forever”, meaning there's a possibility the CX-3 could return to market later this year with updates including more efficient, mild hybrid engines.

 

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Thought mzd connect was standard on later models, that infotainment screen hurts my eyes lom
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Thought mzd connect was standard on later models, that infotainment screen hurts my eyes lom
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It's only the poverty spec base model that has no proper infotainment.

All other models from all the years have the 7" MZD Connect that allows the retrofit of AA & CP.
 

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The Mazda6 And CX-3 Are Dead

Bad news for fans of Mazda’s small crossover and long-running sport sedan. Mazda has announced today that both will be getting the ax for the 2022 model year.

In a statement, the company pretty much said that changing consumer tastes were the reason Mazda is getting rid of the models.

“As consumer interests continue to evolve, Mazda will discontinue CX-3 and Mazda6 for the 2022 model year. Although these two vehicles will be leaving our lineup, we are proud of the performance, design, quality, and safety they contributed to our brand.”

The CX-3 getting the ax isn’t surprising. Since its 2015 introduction, sales of the small crossover were ok, not anything to brag about that’s for sure. It consistently sold just over 16,000 every year between 2017 to 2019 when it sold 16,229. 2020 saw a major sales drop with just 8,335 sold. The introduction of the CX-30 at the beginning of 2020 may have confused some as it wasn’t much bigger than the CX-3. It didn’t make sense to have both of them around. And it became even clearer that the CX-3 would be leaving because only one trim level of the CX-3 was available for 2021 and ’21. The CX-30 was also recently updated with the new 2.5-liter turbo engine, another mark against the existence of the CX-3.

 

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I like these mazdas (CX-5 as well) for their looks but more importantly, the N/A motors seem like a great bet for loooooong term (5 to 10 years, or even longer) ownership.

For a married couple with no kids this seems like a great runabout for everyday, and will suffice for long trips with luggage for 2.


Whats the verdict from CX-3 owners here on the forum?
 
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I had to choose between the cx-3 and a hyundai Kona 2.0. At the end of the day the Kona won me over. The cx-3 just too bland, even in that red of mazda., the cx-30 is better, but a bit low for me, i want a bit higher drive, road conditions and being a big lad. Cost wide the cx30 was a bit too much for me, settled on a Kona 2021 with 4000 kilos on the clock. awesome little compact.
 

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Mazda CX-3 will cease production by the end of the year with no successor

It looks like the Mazda CX-3 may soon be put to rest by the Japanese manufacturer. A new report suggests that production for the compact crossover will come to an end by the end of this year with no plans to replace it.

According to information sourced by AutoKatalog, the spiritual successor of the Mazda CX-3 will be the CX-30 which forms part of the brand’s new crossover strategy. The CX-3 was officially unveiled in 2014 at the Los Angeles Motor Show and went on sale the following year. This model was introduced to compensate for the dwindling demand of the Mazda2.

The Mazda CX-3 was updated in 2018 but throughout its life-cycle the subcompact crossover did not meet the sales demands of the brand and was removed from certain key markets such as the USA.

 

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No more Mazda CX-3 for Europe – what about SA?

CX-3 to end in some key markets.

Mazda’s transition to crossovers might have happened later than most, but it has been very successful.

The Japanese company’s Kodo design language has translated excellently into the crossover vehicle configuration. And since 2014, its CX-3 has been the entry-point to Mazda crossover ownership.

With the CX-3 reaching middle age, Mazda finds itself in a challenging position, to manage the vehicle’s maturity. In its most significant demand markets, Europe and North America, the CX-3 doesn’t offer a hybrid engine option or the potential of full electrification.

As more compact crossover models are updated with hybridisation, or new models released with sophisticated electric drive architectures, the CX-3’s pure internal-combustion powertrains become problematic. In Europe and North America.

Mazda Netherlands has admitted that European and American CX-3 sales will cease by the end of this year. And there are no immediate succession plans.

In terms of available products, the MX-30 is clearly being targeted as CX-3’s replacement. But where does this leave South African fans of the compact Mazda crossover? The CX-30 is sold here but it’s marketed as a more premium crossover and priced accordingly.

The end of CX-3 in Europe and North America will impact the scaling and volumes of global production into 2022. But there could be good news, too.

South African vehicles require greater fuel robustness and a slightly simpler Wifi enabled infotainment system. Or throttled functionality. These are both issues contingent on local fuel quality and telecoms infrastructure. Very much the opposite of European and North American markets.

With fewer developed markets to deliver CX-3 into next year, Mazda could find efficiencies in its build specification for markets such as South Africa. That could mean CX-3s with better option packages and fewer specification idiosyncrasies.

 

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Mazda CX-3 Updated for 2022

Mazda South Africa has confirmed it will be launching an updated CX-3 to our market in early 2022 and has shared some specification details to whet our appetites.

The Mazda CX-3 has been quite the sales success for the Japanese brand. It made landfall in SA back in 2015 and many units have found homes. The range was updated in 2018, with some slight visual updates as well as trim and feature upgrades.

What’s interesting is we reported that the Mazda CX-3 is on its way out, with Mazda Netherlands admitting that European and American CX-3 sales will cease by the end of this year. And there are no immediate succession plans. With fewer developed markets to deliver CX-3 into next year, Mazda could find efficiencies in its build specification for markets such as South Africa.

That could mean CX-3s with better option packages and fewer specification idiosyncrasies. In fact, Mazda South Africa confirmed that a more market-specific model would be landing here as early as January 2022, which is the model being talked about here.

For 2022, Mazda SA has confirmed an updated CX-3 will be hitting its dealerships in January 2022 and while we don’t have pricing yet, the brand did confirm some of the changes. Inside, there’s a new version of the Mazda MZD Connect infotainment screen which now features a larger screen.

The current 7-inch has been replaced by a new 8-inch unit and there are seatbelt warnings for the rear seats. For the top two trims (Individual and Hikari), Mazda SA has introduced wireless charging for mobile devices. There’s a new colour too called Platinum Quartz, which you can see here.


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