Mazda CX-3 debuts 114g/km 1.8-litre diesel
Mazda’s updated CX-3 compact SUV will go on sale at the end of August, debuting a 113bhp 1.8-litre diesel engine, alongside styling and equipment upgrades.
The new engine replaces the 1.5-litre unit fitted since the car was launched, offering a power increase from 105bhp to 113bhp and, Mazda claims, better real-world fuel economy. It also meets the latest Euro 6d Temp emissions standard.
Fuel economy figures have not been released but the 114g/km CO2 emissions equate to a combined cycle figure of around 65mpg. Although CO2 emissions are higher than the 105g/km figure recorded by its predecessor, this is due to the move from ‘true’ NEDC data to WLTP-derived NEDC Correlated.
Most UK cars are powered by the 2.0-litre Skyactiv-G petrol engine, which is available in 119bhp and 148bhp power outputs. These engines have been homologated to meet the new WLTP/RDE test cycle and bring NEDC Correlated emissions from 140g/km – up from 136g/km under NEDC testing – and from 152g/km with all-wheel drive.
Visual changes, revealed at the New York Motor Show in March, introduce a revised grille and new wheel options while the interior has been designed for increased comfort and refinement, and includes an electronic parking brake for the first time. The 2018 CX-3’s development also targeted enhanced handling and improved ride comfort.
Prices start from £18,995 for the 119bhp 2.0-litre petrol SE Nav+ while the new diesel – offered solely in the higher-end Sport Nav+ trim – is priced at £22,895.