Mazda CX-3 compact SUV spied at air cargo area - Thailand [Update]

17/05/2015 - 14:31 | ,  ,   | Shrawan Raja

Headlight Magazine has posted the first image of the Mazda CX-3 testing on a public road in Thailand.

Mazda CX-3 spotted testing on roads of Thailand

May 8, 2015

Expected to launch in late 2015/early 2016.

HeadlightMag has snapped the first Mazda CX-3 prototype in Thailand at Suvarnabhumi airport cargo.

Mazda CX-3 front spotted in Thailand airport
The CX-3 is Mazda's global crossover to take on the Nissan Juke and Honda HR-V. For Thailand, the report says it will be manufactured in Rayong.

Expressing the KODO design language, the B-Segment crossover was showcased at the Los Angeles Auto Show last year, launched in Japan in February, and will seep into the global marketplace starting next month.

Headlight Mag reports that the car will be manufactured at Mazda Thailand's passenger car assembly plant in Rayong and launch locally in the September - October period. If delayed, it would come not later than the first quarter of 2016.

Mazda CX-3 side spotted in Thailand airport
Measuring 4.27 m long, the car expresses Mazda's KODO design. It is expected in Thailand with a 1.5L diesel and 2.0L petrol engine options.

Slotting below the CX-5, the Honda HR-V rival measures 4,275 mm x 1,765 mm x 1,550 mm (Length x width x height) while having a wheelbase of 2,570 mm. The Thai version could get power from a 1.5 liter turbo diesel equipped with a six-speed auto transmission or a 2.0 liter petrol engine.

2015 Mazda CX-3 dashboard at 2015 Geneva Motor Show
Features on the global spec include climate control, heated front seats, Bose audio system, power sunroof and leather upholstery.

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The Japanese specification is offered with all-wheel drive and gets Mazda Connect car connectivity system and i-ACTIVSENSE safety technologies. Globally the car will feature cruise control, 60/40 split folding rear seat, rearview camera, LED headlights, LED foglights, 18-inch alloy wheels, automatic climate control, heated front seats, Bose audio system, sunroof and leather/Lux Suede upholstery.

Mazda CX-3 spied in Thailand - Gallery

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