Mazda CX-3 Forum banner

1 - 20 of 41 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
10 Posts
Discussion Starter #1


Toyota's CX3 fighter should be expected in stores early next year and Toyota is saying it will stay close to the C-HR concept's ostentatious styling.

The latest small CUV into the game is expected to debut at Geneva in March of 2016, based on Toyota New Global Architecture.

Toyota claims that one of the larger benefits of TNGA is that it allows for enhanced interior space. Supposedly the Paris concept had similar interior space to Nissans Qashqai (now heading to NA) despite being somewhat smaller.

New Toyota UK president Paul van der Burgh did say that “the high growth rate of sales of that sort of vehicle would be very good for us. The concept was excellent and the styling in particular stood out. If such a product were to launch, I’m confident 
it could be a best seller."

Considering the growth spurt the segment has gone through over the last 2 years we're surprised it took Toyota this long to reply...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
106 Posts
I know Toyota and Mazda has close relationship, any chance sharing the same frame ?
We don't see much on this picture, but I pretty much like the front... and the wheels !
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
195 Posts
I think only the main grille looks similar to the CX-3 and not much else. Or were you referring to it's specs?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
190 Posts
It has a slightly similar shape and flowing lines, but I think that it looks pretty unique. Really the QX30 will be the direct rival though.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
101 Posts
You see the interior of the QX30? Newer cars are getting ridiculous in their interiors and not in a good way. The interior lighting of the QX-3 reminds me of being in the back of a Las Vegas Limo. I look forward to the first company that peels away from this ridiculousness and makes a nice basic and clean interior that allows you the option to buy your own Infotainment system. I find myself missing the eruo cars of the late 90's early 2000's.

 

·
Registered
Joined
·
65 Posts
Well if Toyota comes out with a competitor to the CX3 with larger interior and cargo space the current CX3 version could be in real trouble. While the ride handling in the CX3 is great something from a design point of view I have never really understood such as the tiny cargo area with no electric lift gate, lack of arm rest and electric park brake in the CX3. It seems such an obvious oversight by Mazda solely focusing on the drive but not paying attention to comfort and practicality. The problem with Toyota is their cars lack the fun driving experience and interiors look average compared to Mazda not to forget to get something decent with Toyota you have to fork out big dollars in the top of the range class of the selected car.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
65 Posts


Toyota's CX3 fighter should be expected in stores early next year and Toyota is saying it will stay close to the C-HR concept's ostentatious styling.

The latest small CUV into the game is expected to debut at Geneva in March of 2016, based on Toyota New Global Architecture.

Toyota claims that one of the larger benefits of TNGA is that it allows for enhanced interior space. Supposedly the Paris concept had similar interior space to Nissans Qashqai (now heading to NA) despite being somewhat smaller.

New Toyota UK president Paul van der Burgh did say that “the high growth rate of sales of that sort of vehicle would be very good for us. The concept was excellent and the styling in particular stood out. If such a product were to launch, I’m confident 
it could be a best seller."

Considering the growth spurt the segment has gone through over the last 2 years we're surprised it took Toyota this long to reply...
The front of that Toyota almost looks like a lifted Toyota Corolla similar to what some people say about the Mazda 2 and CX3.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
115 Posts
IMO, that Toyota concept is a JOKE. Right out of a sci-fi flick.

I've said this before, but lately, Toyota, Honda, and Nissan are coming out with some weird designs. A lot of ugly curves and bumps.

Now, i'm an auto enthusiast so I pretty much love all makes and models, but those three are loosing it in the design department whereas Mazda is just smoking hot lately.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
10 Posts
I second the sentiment on the Juke. It looks like it's a bit confused about whether it wants to be boxy or curvy and the designers just decided to mash everything together anyway. Performance wise I think that it compares pretty decently though I wouldn't be over to get over its looks at all to put financing down on it.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
872 Posts
I don't know how the US engine we're getting compares to the EU version but it is a 2.0 with similar outputs as what we have in the Mazda. Unfortunately Toyota baked in an extra 300lbs over ours so it is certain to be terrible. And FWD only. Huge failure.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
142 Posts
The C-HR was, in original incarnation, supposed to save the Scion brand. Well, that part didn't work out. As far as competition for the CX-3, I don't think so. No AWD, so that will eliminate it in many shoppers minds. Interior space is very limited (yes, a common CX-3 complaint too), so strike some more potential buyers. Although engine size (2.0) and HP (144) are similar, torque is a bit lower (139) and peaks at a higher rpm, meaning the C-HR acceleration is reported as sluggish and leisurely. As far as looks, well, I guess you'd either like it or not, what can one say? The car does come standard with many safety features,a nice selling point, but navigation is not an option in any trim level. I don't get that part at all. Anyway, I think the C-HR kinda dukes it out with the Kia Soul if anything.
 
1 - 20 of 41 Posts
Top