Mazda has released the first teaser image of the CX-3, ahead of its debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show on November 19th.

Mazda has released the first teaser image of the CX-3, ahead of its debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show on November 19th.

Destined to become the brand's entry-level crossover, the model promises to exude "beauty and sophistication" thanks to a Kodo design that produces a "sharper form with an enhanced sense of speed." That's not much to go one but the sketch shows a stylish crossover with a prominent grille, curvaceous bodywork and what appears to be plastic body cladding.

Mazda declined to mention specifications but the CX-3 is expected to be heavily based on the Mazda2. This means there could be a variety of engines including:

  • A 1.5-liter SKYACTIV-G with 75 PS (55 kW) and 135 Nm (99 lb-ft) of torque
  • A 1.5-liter SKYACTIV-G with 90 PS (66 kW) and 148 Nm (109 lb-ft) of torque
  • A 1.5-liter SKYACTIV-G i-ELOOP with 115 PS (85 kW) and 148 Nm (109 lb-ft) of torque
  • A 1.5-liter SKYACTIV-D with 105 PS (77 kW) and 220 Nm (162 lb-ft) of torque

Besides confirming plans to introduce the CX-3 in Los Angeles, Mazda announced plans to stage the world debut of the facelifted CX-5 and Mazda6 at the show.

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Mazda CX-3 teased for Los Angeles