The small SUV segment has blossomed since the Nissan Juke heralded it and now almost all automakers want a piece of the pie. The latest to go for the segment is a Japanese rival, Mazda.
According to a recent report from Auto Express, between now and 2016, the Japanese company is set to launch five all-new SkyActiv models – including a Nissan Juke-rivaling CX-3 SUV that would use the powertrain developed for the next generation Mazda2.
The new generation Mazda2 supermini is expected to make its official debut some time next year, and will most likely be powered by new 1.3 and 1.5-litre SkyActiv engines. Those same engines could also be found later on under the hood of the small CX-3 crossover.
We already know that Mazda is working with Alfa Romeo to develop the next MX-5 next to the new Spider and beyond that we could expect the Japanese to replace its slow-selling 5 people carrier with a new seven-seat CX-7 crossover.
Via Auto Express