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Auto Shows 2019 Mazda CX-3 crossover updated with a tad more power and refinement

18:35  29 march  2018
18:35  29 march  2018 Source:   autoblog.com

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2019 Mazda CX 3 crossover updated with a tad more power and refinement Mazda 's smallest vehicle, the CX - 3 subcompact crossover , is getting a refresh for the

2019 Mazda CX - 3 crossover updated with a tad more power and refinement . Mazda 's smallest vehicle, the CX - 3 subcompact crossover , is getting a refresh for

a red car© MazdaMazda's smallest vehicle, the CX-3 subcompact crossover, is getting a refresh for the 2019 model year. Visually, you'd be hard-pressed to tell what changed, and that's because not much did. The grille now has slats that are grouped in pairs, and the rear taillights have been redesigned. But there are a number of changes aside from visuals that separate this model from the 2018.

Under the hood is still a 2.0-liter naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine. It picks up two more horsepower and pound-feet of torque for totals of 148 for each, though Mazda says that it also picks up torque across more of the rev band and gets better fuel economy. Mazda didn't have official mileage numbers, though. The CX-3 will also now come with the G-Vectoring Control system that helps improve turn-in by reducing torque and shifting weight forward. The steering and suspension have been slightly retuned, and the tires developed to better absorb bumps.

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2019 Mazda CX - 3 Crossover - the CX - 3 subcompact crossover , is getting a refresh for the 2019 model year. Visually, you'd be hard-pressed to tell what

Deeper inside the CX-3, several changes should make the driving experience more calm and refined. These include thicker door panels and rear door glass to make things quieter. The seats are now wider with redesigned foam cushions for greater comfort. A new integrated armrest in the center console and one in the rear seats with cup holders help the same cause. Mazda will also add faux suede trim to the cabins of CX-3s for a more premium feel.

Pricing hasn't been announced for the new CX-3, but the little crossover will go on sale in late spring. So expect pricing to come soon. Fuel economy numbers will likely be available soon, too.

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Leaks about the Mazda MX-5 getting more power have been circulating for a few months. Now a new first drive from Japan has confirmed the engine upgrades along with a big perk for fitting more sizes of driver into a small car: a telescoping steering wheel. With the Miata's 155 hp only having to move a little over 1,000 kg, the MX-5 isn't exactly slow. But a little more power is always nice and could go a long way to letting drivers see just how good is the chassis. Especially when its Fiat 124 sibling offers a turbo and 164 hp. So the 2.0L four is getting a working over, and Japanese publication Car Watch has had a chance to drive the new car and give us the details. Their car is a Japan-spec car, so there may be some differences by the time the new car arrives here, but the engine isn't likely to be one of them. The engine gets a bump of 26 hp, taking the total to 181. Mazda's doing that by raising the redline, now 7,500 rpm, up from 6,800. Stiffer valve springs, lighter pistons, and lighter connecting rods let the engine sing to that higher redline. Letting more air in is a larger throttle body, and a new muffler lets more air out and is designed to handle the different exhaust frequencies that come with the new redline. Letting more people take advantage of those engine changes, the MX-5 is getting a telescoping wheel for the first time. While the small cabin doesn't exactly leave a lot of room for customisation, the 30mm of extra reach for the steering wheel should help a few more drivers get more comfortable in the car. It might even make it easier to get in and out. The 2019 Mazda MX-5 is expected here later this year.

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