The CX-3 is Mazda's entry into the hot and fast growing sub-compact crossover SUV segment. This little CUV is wrapped in the Japanese brand's now familiar "Kodo" design language; sporty styling to match its sporty hot hatch soul. It recieved a minor refresh for the 2019 model year, updates include a new grille and foglight bezel. Its interior also received some upgrades like a redesigned center console that now features an electronic parking brake and a front center armrest. Rear passengers now get rear cupholders. For the 2022 model year, the Pro variant gets replaced by the Sport and Elegance variants which feature a leatherette seats (color black in the Sport variant, and color white and tan "White with Grand Luxe" in the Elegance variant). The upgraded CX-3 variants gains side & curtain airbags, a new Mazda Connect infotainment system with wireless Apple CarPlay and a seven-speaker Bose system. Rear parking sensors and a reversing camera now come as standard.
Under the hood is a 2.0-liter Skyactiv-G gasoline engine which produces 148hp and 195Nm of torque. This is mated to a six-speed Skyactiv-Drive automatic transmission. i-Stop automatic stop-start system is standard .