The Mazda CX-3 has taken its time to join the small SUV class, but it certainly makes up for lost time. CarAdvice was among the first media in the world to drive the new CX-3 at the Anglesea proving ground in Victoria, Australia.
The engine line-up includes a 2-litre petrol and 1.5-litre turbo-diesel, with front and all-wheel-drive versions available.
Up front the Mazda CX-3 shares its interior design with the new Mazda 2, which is no bad thing as it looks funky and cool.
The Mazda CX-3 sits between Mazda 2 and Mazda 3, wearing a price tag of $22-32,000 when it arrives in showrooms in the second quarter of 2015.