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    Mazda Australia boss: Compact Crossover “Oh, it’s not that far away”

      The Rumored CX-3 Might Coming Soon

    Compact crossovers are currently the hot thing in the automotive marketplace, and it won't be too long before subcompact crossovers become the next big thing. We've been hearing for the past year or so that Mazda is working on a subcompact crossover possibly named the CX-3. Now a Mazda executive has given a hint that its coming very soon.

    “There’s opportunity there [in the compact SUV segment], absolutely. We’ve made it clear that it’s an area we’d like to be represented in," said Mazda Australia boss Martin Benders to The Motor Report.

    When asked if the upcoming model was still a ways away, Benders responded, “Oh, it’s not that far away”.

    The CX-3 is expected to use the new Mazda2 as a base and have styling similar to the CX-5.

    Source: The Motor Report

    William Maley is a staff writer for Cheers & Gears. He can be reached at william.maley@cheersandgears.com or you can follow him on twitter at @realmudmonster.

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    Mazda look weird to me, their long hood looks out of proportion to the rest of the auto.


    that is actually a feature I like

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    Mazda 2.... maybe a bit too small for something like this.


    I don't know.. We haven't seen the new 2 in person yet. It might be the right size.



    will it use the 2.0L as the engine instead of anything smaller?


    I'm assuming something smaller. Maybe 2.0L for the U.S.

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    small v6 meaning less than 3.0L? if 3.0L it'd have ~220hp, or a 3.0L V8 with 200hp for the US or 230hp for Europe.
    it'd be interesting if they made a 4L or 5L out of their 4 cylinders, ~300hp or ~370hp respectively.

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