Is Mazda going to redesign the Mazda CX-3?
The next four to six weeks could be among the most interesting time periods in the automaker’s recent history. When the Chicago Auto Show opens later this week, Mazda will be showing off the 30th Anniversary Edition of one of its most popular models, the Mazda MX-5 Miata. However, in March, the big time European motor shows begin and there are signs the manufacturer is poised to make another splash with one of its crossover SUVs. So, is Mazda going to redesign the Mazda CX-3? File this under the category of ‘Strong Maybe.’ They have released a teaser image showing what could be the rear lights of a redesigned Mazda CX-3. Let’s take a look at what we know so far, and what we might be seeing in the near future.
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What we know now
Will it get a new engine?
One of the most exciting possibilities floating around the Mazda universe is what the new SKYACTIV®-X engine technology could bring to the game. With the new engine technology, Mazda is reporting that it could increase performance scores and fuel economy – all at the same time. The secret behind the SKYACTIV®-X is what is called Spark Controlled Compression Ignition.
Mazda has found a way to use a richer fuel/air mixture to ignite the rest of the fuel/air mixture at a different place in the engine cylinder. Early development news says that the SKYACTIV®-X engine will make the same amount power in a smaller displacement engine.
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Stay tuned to the Gorman McCracken Mazda Blog for more information about these developments. Stop by the showroom today if you’d like to see what we have to offer right now.