Key Features: Exterior
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Wheels and colours

The Mazda CX-3 is available in eight colours including Mazda’s Ceramic Metallic paint, which made its debut on the new small SUV. Sport Nav models feature 18-inch Gunmetal machined alloy wheels with thick, three-dimensionally contoured spokes in the inner sections of the wheel that, thanks to their lively and bright twists, stand out against the Gunmetal finish of the inner sections of the rim.

Side trims

The Mazda CX-3 features black side garnishes that emphasize the flowing shapes of the body, and along with the black wheel arch mouldings, contrast with the body colour to give an SUV look. On Sport Nav models Chrome accents deliver an even more upmarket look that heightens the impression of movement and quality.


Across the range the Mazda CX-3 is equipped with heated, power-folding door mirrors, coming home/leaving home lights and body coloured handles and a rear roof spoiler. SE Nav models feature 16-inch alloy wheels and from SE-L Nav trim onwards standard equipment includes LED front fog lights, rear parking sensors and rear privacy glass. The range-topping Sport Nav model adds 18-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights and daytime running lights, plus a reversing camera.


The rear number plate of the Mazda CX-3 is positioned in a recess at the top of the bumper. By avoiding the typical on tailgate or lower bumper position for the plate, Mazda has been able to give the rear hatch a stylish three-dimensional look that emphasizes the short rear overhang. The difference in surface level between the bumper and tailgate allows the push-button boot release to be concealed, yet with no more than a 2mm gap between bumper and tailgate, the CX-3’s rear-end has a clean, shapely and unified look.


To ensure easy access to rear seats of the Mazda CX-3, the bottom of the rear door overlaps the side sill garnish, as a protruding garnish would hinder access. At the bottom of the rear doors an obliquely cut-away edge allows the door to be opened wider in places where space is tight like small car parking bays.

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