Mazda CX-3 Small Crossover Rumored to be in the Works

Mazda is working on a small crossover that could be called the CX-3. 

According to AutoExpress, the small crossover will be based on the Mazda2 platform, and it is due to arrive sometime in 2014. It will use Mazda’s SkyActiv technology to keep the weight low, and the mpg high. Likely engine options include a 2.5-liter diesel already found in the CX-5 (shown above), though two new engines, a 1.6-liter diesel and a 1.3-liter turbo gas unit are said to be in the works.

Following in the footsteps of the CX-5, the CX-3 will likely try and mimic the fun handling characteristics of the MX-5 Miata.

[Source: Auto Express]