Mazda CX-3 Spied Testing Just Ahead of LA Debut

Stephen Elmer
by Stephen Elmer

Just a few days ahead of its debut, our spy photographers have grabbed some shots of the new Mazda CX-3 out testing.

The CX-3 will sit in between the CX-5 crossover and the Mazda2 subcompact, the car on which it will be based. The most likely candidate for powering the new small crossover is the 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 155 hp.

Although it is still fully camouflaged, we can see that CX-3 shares much of its rear-end styling with the larger CX-5, while the front is more like the new smaller Mazda2.

SEE ALSO: Mazda CX-3 Debut Confirmed for LA

While we have heard that the CX-3 will debut at the LA Auto Show later this week in production form, some conflicting reports say it will only be a concept version. AutoGuide will be live from the LA Auto Show, so check back for more info later this week.

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Discuss this story at our Mazda CX-3 Forum

Stephen Elmer
Stephen Elmer

Stephen covers all of the day-to-day events of the industry as the News Editor at AutoGuide, along with being the AG truck expert. His truck knowledge comes from working long days on the woodlot with pickups and driving straight trucks professionally. When not at his desk, Steve can be found playing his bass or riding his snowmobile or Sea-Doo. Find Stephen on <A title="@Selmer07 on Twitter" href="http://www.twitter.com/selmer07">Twitter</A> and <A title="Stephen on Google+" href="http://plus.google.com/117833131531784822251?rel=author">Google+</A>

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