The Anchorman knows and/or has a pdf for everything CX-3!There are lots of little design features, some of which are underneath but they all seem be to reduce emissions. I might have a pdf somewhere. I'll look tonight.
Nope, there's about a two-inch gap between the top of my OEM ones and the bottom of that bump. Having the mud flaps on actually makes the bump more noticeable.It's just where the optional mud flaps go isn't it?
Actually, mine could use a little more turbulence if that would keep the hatch a bit cleanerNope, there's about a two-inch gap between the top of my OEM ones and the bottom of that bump. Having the mud flaps on actually makes the bump more noticeable.
My best guess is it's some silly aerodynamic trick that mitigates turbulent air around the rear hatch at highway speeds.
Was it Miley Cyrus? "To bump or not to bump!"I have heard that Mazda put it there so people on the CX3 users forum would ask "What is that bump for?"
Its also why the OEM mudguards are so tiny - to minimise drag.Amazing ... they obviously spent some time in a wind tunnel ... or maybe a computer simulation.
Also, looking at the pdfs, now I'm going to feel guilty installing a trailer hitch ... jutting down into the carefully tailored airflow.