Mazda reveals 2018 CX-3 at New York Auto Show

Updated for the second time since its 2015 launch, the new CX-3 employs Mazda's human-centered design philosophy for a more mature, higher-quality look and feel in every area. Design updates enhance the refined beauty of the model's interior and exterior based on the keywords "exquisite" and "edgy."

Performance is enhanced with upgrades to the SKYACTIV-G 2.0 litre petrol engine and big improvements in ride feel and quietness. Meanwhile, an electric parking brake and other new features greatly enhance functionality. The new Mazda CX-3 will be ready to continue the success of the previous model when it goes on sale in South Africa in the later part of 2018.

Also at the show, the Mazda KAI Concept compact hatchback, which debuted last year at the 45th Tokyo Motor Show, and the SKYACTIV-X next-generation petrol engine make their North American debuts.

In line with its "Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030" long-term vision for technology development, Mazda aims to use the fundamental appeal of the automobile - driving pleasure - to inspire people, enrich society and help bring about a beautiful earth. By offering an experience of car ownership that celebrates driving, the company hopes to enrich lives and build a strong bond with customers.

The New York Auto Show will be open to the public until 8th April 2018.