Today, I checked with a local dealership asking if they had a glossy CX-3 accessories brochure. They said no, they didn’t have it. They have a CX-3 glossy sales brochure but not a CX-3 accessories brochure. The glossy sales brochure shows SOME but not ALL of the available CX-3 accessories. An accessories brochure shows ALL the accessories for a particular model. Mazda has a separate accessories brochure for their other models, the CX-5 and CX-9 but they don’t have one for the CX-3. At least not yet.
And don’t confuse accessories with options. Options have to be installed by the factory because of the higher degree of complexity needed to install them. Examples of options include a sun roof and leather seats. An accessory is easier to install and can be done by either yourself or the dealer. Examples of accessories include mud flaps, cargo liner mats, front end protectors, carpeted floor mats, etc.
And even if a brochure states that a particular accessory is available, you still have to cross check it with Mazda’s web site to be sure. Brochures are printed before a vehicle goes into production. A glossy brochure may not reflect last minute production line changes. It’s usually small minor things that get changed. For example, I have a Nissan 300ZX. Brochure says a cargo area lamp was standard equipment on my car, a 300ZX turbo model but it wasn’t. So you have to check mazdausa’s web site. An auto maker’s web site reflects what is most up to date. Because the CX-3 is a brand new model, all the accessories that we’ve come to expect may not be available right now.
Concerning aftermarket accessory manufacturers of roof racks like Thule and Yakima. Because the car is so new, a roof rack may not be currently available. Check yourself with Thule and Yakima.