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Mazda CX-3 loses trim levels to bring in the CX-30

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It looks like the arrival of the CX-30 is going to take its toll on the smaller CX-3.

Carsdirect got a chance to see an early order guide and the CX-3 will only come with one trim level. The Sport trim will be the only one you can order with the Touring and Grand Touring trims disappearing.

The 2020 CX-3 will start at $21,685 with destination, $1,260 less than the new CX-30 ($22,945). With less overlap at the higher end of the range, Mazda plans to make the Sport a better value by making driver assistance features from the i-ACTIVSENSE Package standard equipment.

The package includes full-speed automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, and other active safety features. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto will also come standard, which was not previously available on any CX-3.

For reference, a 2019 CX-3 with the same features starts at $22,535, resulting in a $410 difference in price with the CX-30. With such a small step up in price, many buyers would have likely gone with the CX-30, as it comes with more power, more cargo room, and the newly redesigned Mazda interior.

Like many auto manufacturers, Mazda is attempting to fill the gaps in its crossover lineup. The 2020 CX-30 is Mazda’s latest attempt at this, offering a vehicle for those who need more room than the CX-3 but don’t want something as big as the CX-5. A Mazda spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request for comment regarding the brand’s strategy.
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this should have had "US" in the thread title as this does not apply to Canada. The CX-3 has been a poor seller in relation to Canada which only has a 10th of the US population.
For example in November, Mazda US sold 1,654 units of the CX-3, in Canada Mazda sold 858 units, which is equivalent to over 8,000 units in the US.
Like the 2019 version, the 2020 CX-3 in Canada will still have 3 models, GX, GS and GT
The CX-3 is still ongoing in Canada with 3 models and will continue into the 2022 model year as this official release from Mazda Canada today (Nov 25, 2021)


GS 6AT - AWD with custom appearance package
GS 6AT - AWD luxury package


RICHMOND HILL, ON (Mar. 29, 2022) – As consumer preferences in Canada continue to shift and evolve, Mazda has always shown the ability to move in line with the market demands, building beautiful and well-crafted vehicles that are fun to drive and suit the needs of our customers. With the impending launch of the all-new Mazda CX-50 and other recently announced SUV models from our Large Platform group on the horizon, Mazda Canada has decided to end sales of the CX-3 subcompact crossover at the end of the current 2022 model year.

As one of the pioneers of the subcompact SUV segment in 2015, the Mazda CX-3 proved to be a hit with Canadian customers and helped grow the demand and recognition of our CX-line of SUV models, which now includes the CX-30, CX-5, CX-50, and CX-9. As the segment expanded and matured, customers gravitated to more spacious models, an area now successfully occupied by the CX-3’s newer stablemate, the CX-30.

Mazda Canada will continue to focus on improving our award-winning CX-line of crossover vehicles with new models and growing options that will feature electrification, such as hybrid and plug-in hybrid models including the CX-50 hybrid and CX-90 PHEV. These vehicles will provide the practicality, versatility, and environmental performance that today’s buyers are seeking, paired with Mazda’s signature characteristics of premium design and craftsmanship, excellent driving dynamics, and top safety ratings.

Production of the Mazda CX-3 for the Canadian market will end in May 2022.
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