The inevitable has happened which to no one's surprise, comes after the CX30 launched:
Mazda CX-3 Crossover Temporarily Dropped From The UK
Mazda is no longer offering the CX-3 in the United Kingdom, where the subcompact crossover has been dropped from the price lists on the brand’s official website.
The car was reportedly removed before the year’s end, not long after the CX-30 went on sale, and was discovered by Autocar
. The publication reached out to a spokesperson, who said the decision is “for the moment, not forever”, and did not comment on the reason behind this action. We also contacted Mazda and we will tell you what their answer is as soon as we hear back from them.
One possibility of removing the CX-3 and having only remaining dealer lot models to satisfy the needs of new car buyers is perhaps linked to a future update. The 2020 or 2021 model year could return in a few months, packing more efficient powertrains and perhaps other changes.
This seems to fall in line with a previous report claiming that on this side of the pond, the 2020 CX-3 will ditch all trim levels bar one, the Sport, although it will get more equipment and an inevitable price bump. This is likely an attempt to bridge the gap between the small crossover and new CX-30, yet it could push some customers towards the latter, which is a slightly larger and more powerful.
Unveiled at the end of 2014, at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the CX-3
is a Nissan Juke, Renault Captur, Peugeot 2008, Opel/Vauxhall Mokka X, Hyundai Kona and Volkswagen T-Cross rival. It has the company’s Kodo design language, like the Mazda2, on which it is based, and is offered with an assortment of engines, in front- and all-wheel drive.