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Mazda has updated their compact crossover CX-3

Mazda провела обновление своего компактного кроссовера CX-3The crossover should get the SkyActiv engine.

The Japanese company Mazda this year updated their compact crossover CX-3, but in 2020 will present a new generation. It should be a noticeable increase in size, becoming a competitor to the crossover Toyota C-HR and Hyundai Kona.

The current Mazda CX-3 is built on the platform of a hatchback of B-class Mazda 2, but the new model will form the platform of a larger three-pointers. Moreover, according to the Australian publication Go Auto, it will be a completely new platform II Skyactive new Mazda 3 to be submitted in 2019.

This new crossover will be much more durable and rigid body. In addition, the rear multilink suspension will be replaced by the much simpler semi-scheme. This suspension is much easier and cheaper, although the main advantage of development Director Fujiwara Keshi calls lower noise level. “In terms of road noise the new suspension is much better than the multi-link scheme. We have received from the media many complaints about excessive noise,” said Fujiwara reporters.

The new crossover should also get a SkyActiv engine-X is a revolutionary design – it is petrol, but the ignition of the combustible mixture occurs by the compression, as in diesel. In this part of the modes has a traditional ignition system with spark plugs. Apparently, these engines will receive the car in the rich trim sTouring and Akari.

Engine SkyActiv-X two-liter with a compressor, Roots will develop around 190 horsepower. Paired with him will be offered a six-speed manual gearbox or six-speed hydromechanical “automatic”.

The new crossover should correct the main shortcomings of first-generation machines produced in 2014. Because the company’s c Mazda crossover CX-3 failed to achieve success in the important U.S. market in 2017, the US has sold less than 17 thousand cars. In Russia Mazda CX-3 is not for sale: we have Mazda offers two crossover models – mid-size CX-5 and larger CX-9.

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