Mazda CX-3 on sale in Australia from $19,990

The all-new Mazda CX-3 has officially landed in Australia, sitting in as the company’s smallest ever SUV, beneath the CX-5 and CX-9.

2015 Mazda CX-3

First revealed at the 2014 LA Auto Show, the CX-3 is set to be one of Mazda’s most popular models. It’s available in four main variant levels, spanning from the Neo, Maxx, sTouring, and the top-line Akari. There’s also Safety packages for the Neo, Maxx and sTouring.

Two engines make up the range, including an all-new 1.5-litre diesel producing 77kW and 270Nm, and a 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol producing 109kW and 192Nm. The diesel offers an average consumption of just 4.8L/100km for the front-wheel drive auto versions, while the petrol offers an economy of 6.1L/100km for the front-wheel drive auto.

All models come with cruise control, a multi-format audio system, Bluetooth, push-button start and rear parking sensors. Model grades up from the Maxx get Mazda’s MZD Connect infotainment system including a 7.0-inch touch-screen display.

The Maxx models and above also come with two USB ports, a reversing camera, and a Drive Selection mode system for the petrol models with a sports setting for more spirited driving. There’s also 16-inch alloy wheels (as opposed to steel wheels on the Neo) and sat-nav as standard.

As for the design, the CX-3 takes on the company’s latest Kodo styling philosophy. There’s the iconic drooping front grille, chrome accents, bolstered wheel arches, slimline headlights, and a perched up cabin for that crossover cabin stance.

2015 Mazda CX-3 Maxx

The new SUV is now available from showrooms around the country. Prices start from the following (excluding on-road costs):

2.0L Petrol FWD                       
 Neo 6MT $19,990
6AT $21,990
Neo Safety 6MT $21,020
6AT $23,020
Maxx 6MT $22,390
6AT $24,390
Maxx Safety 6MT $23,420
6AT $25,420
sTouring 6MT $26,990
6AT $28,990
sTouring Safety 6MT $28,020
6AT $30,020
Akari 6MT $31,290
6AT $33,290
1.5L Diesel FWD 
Maxx 6AT $26,790
Maxx Safety 6AT $27,820
2.0L Petrol AWD
Maxx 6AT $26,390
Maxx Safety 6AT $27,420
sTouring 6AT $30,990
sTouring Safety 6AT $32,020
Akari 6AT $35,290
1.5L Diesel AWD                      
sTouring 6AT $33,390
sTouring Safety 6AT $34,420
Akari 6AT $37,690

2015 Mazda CX-3 sTouring-interior