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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.

2018 Mazda CX-3

2018 Mazda CX-3

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.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day.