Mazda CX3 was crowned the Best Small Compact SUV by Arab Motors and Maqina annual “Off-Road Awards” where over a dozen of SUVs were put through their paces.
The award was presented to Sheikh Ahmad Bin Nasser Al Thani, President Director of National Car Company (the sole agent for Mazda vehicles in Qatar), at a function held at the Mazda showroom located in Fereej Al Nasr jointly by the representatives of Arab Motors and Maqina magazines.
Receiving the award, Sheikh Ahmad Bin Nasser Al Thani said, “This award is a recognition for the concept behind the creation of the new Mazda CX3 and we thank Arab Motors & Maqina for their unique initiative. For the very first time, new generation Mazda thinking is combined with enhanced capability and city-friendly size. Natural agility comes from SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY, along with outstanding fuel economy. MZD Connect brings your online world along for the ride while i-ACTIVSENSE integrates intelligent safety. It has already become a sensation among the vibrant and adventurous younger generation in Qatar.”
Arab Motors and Maqina are amongst the leading automotive magazine forces in the region and their Off-Road Special Edition 2017 showcases the most powerful, modern and innovative SUVs of today go head-to-head in a number of challenges, winners eventually emerge and are crowned.
Tested in Qatar, the CX3 was placed under enormous stress throughout the competition. The CX3 Name was judged on a number of criteria, including but not limited to: performance, luxury, off-road capabilities, safety, comfort & price.
CX-3 was developed to “Create the standard for the next era.” All CX-3 models come standard with a punchy, 146-horsepower SKYACTIV-G 2.0-liter engine paired with a six-speed automatic transmission, featuring Sport mode. Power is routed to either the front wheels or through all four with i-ACTIV all-wheel drive.
Available with Mazda’s i-ACTIVSENSE Technology, CX-3 uses active safety technologies that support safe driving by helping the driver to recognize potential hazards, and pre-crash safety technologies, which help to avert collisions or reduce their severity in situations where they cannot be avoided.
Mazda Radar Cruise Control (MRCC), Active Driving Display, Blind Spot Monitoring System (BSM) Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) - each of these, combined with Mazda’s SKYACTIV body and chassis, all working together to instill confidence and safety into drivers and passengers.
CX-3 is tailored to deliver a rich, inviting experience not just for its driver, but also for its passengers, with rear seats set slightly inboard to ease conversation between front and rear passengers. It is a vehicle with interior details that look and feel as elegant as they are forward-thinking, from the dark red seat stitching to the soft touch materials. And it is a vehicle that carries itself with style, with a long hood, short overhangs, large wheels and a slim cabin, presenting proportions that lend themselves to a sense of strength and vitality, conveying a sense of motion even when standing still.
CX-3 top grade model come equipped with 18-inch alloy wheels, power mirrors, auto-dimming Interior Rear View Mirror, premiumleather seats, a seven-inch MAZDA CONNECT touchscreen infotainment system with voice commands, Navigation system, Bluetooth connectivity for smart phone and audio streaming, a USB input,keyless entry, push-button start, Bose® Sound System with 7-speakers among a long list of other features.