Mazda will get rid of the CX-3 subcompact crossover. The model was unveiled in November 2014 at the Los Angeles Auto Show. It entered the European market in the summer of next year, and in the United States it went on sale at the end of 2015 as a replacement for the small Mazda2 hatchback, the demand for which left much to be desired. According to Motor.es, the CX-3, which has never changed a generation, will retire before the end of this year.
Earlier it was reported that 2021 will be the last for the Mazda CX-3 only in the North American market, where it has not been able to gain popularity: since 2016, annual sales have not exceeded 20 thousand cars. Now it became known that the model will also leave Europe. Orders have already been suspended and production will stop in December.
The niche CX-3 will be occupied by the larger crossover CX-30, with which the outgoing model constituted unnecessary internal competition. In addition, Mazda plans to expand the range of crossovers: in 2022, the CX-60 and CX-80 SUVs with hybrid power plants will appear in Europe, and in the USA – the large CX-70 and CX-90, as well as the compact CX-50.
In the European market, Mazda CX-3 was offered with two two-liter Skyactiv-G petrol engines with 121 or 150 horsepower, as well as a 115-horsepower 1.8 Skyactiv-D diesel engine.
We also recommend that you watch a detailed review of the Mazda CX-30 from the FineAuto team: