Mazda will unveil a subcompact crossover called the CX-3 at the Los Angeles Auto Show this month, a rival for models such as the Nissan Juke, Buick Encore and Subaru XV Crosstrek.
The company last week released a teaser sketch that suggests a combination of Mazda's swoopy Kodo design language with such SUV cues as an upright ride and thick wheel arches.
Positioned beneath the CX-5 in Mazda's lineup, the CX-3 is scheduled to go on sale in mid-2015, sources told Automotive News earlier this year. Riding on the same platform as the redesigned Mazda2 hatchback, the CX-3 is expected to be powered by a 2.0-liter Skyactiv gasoline engine.
Mazda also said the updated Mazda6 midsize sedan and CX-5 compact crossover will make world debuts in L.A.
Both get a new front fascia and interior for the 2016 model year, including new instrument clusters, more premium materials and a version of the infotainment system already offered in the Mazda3 compact car.