Mazda has released new details about the 2016 CX-3 crossover.

Mazda has released new details about the 2016 CX-3 crossover.

Set to go on sale in the United States this fall, the entry-level CX-3 Sport features a stylish exterior and a decently equipped cabin with air conditioning, a tilt/telescoping steering wheel and premium cloth seats.  The model also boasts cruise control, power windows / lock and a 60/40 split folding rear seat.  Other highlights include a rearview camera, Bluetooth connectivity and a MAZDA CONNECT infotainment system with a seven-inch display.

Moving up the mid-level CX-3 Touring will reward buyers with a more upscale exterior that features mirror-mounted turn signals and 16-inch alloy wheels.  The model also has a six-speaker audio system and a standard center armrest.  

The Touring can also be equipped with a variety of options including heated front seats, leatherette upholstery, a power moonroof and a seven-speaker Bose audio system.

The range-topping CX-3 Grand Touring goes one step further as it features LED headlights, LED fog lights and 18-inch alloy wheels.  The crossover also has automatic climate control, heated front seats and a Bose audio system.  Last but not least, there's a power moonroof and leather / Lux Suede upholstery.

If that's not impressive enough, the optional GT i-ACTIVSENSE package adds automatic headlights, rain-sensing wipers, a lane-departure warning system and a Mazda Radar Cruise Control system - among other things.

Regardless of which model is selected, power is provided by a 2.0-liter SKYACTIV-G engine that develops 146 bhp (108 kW) and 146 lb-ft (197 Nm) of torque.  It is connected to a six-speed automatic transmission which can be paired to an optional all-wheel drive system.

Pricing will be announced closer to launch but Mazda expects the model to start something in the "low $20,000s."

Check out the press release for additional information

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