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Mazda steals the LA Auto Show

Mazda steals the LA Auto Show

Two new models were in the spotlight on the Mazda stand at the Los Angeles Auto Show as the carmaker unveiled four new cars for 2015.

On show was the new CX-3, Mazda's first crossover SUV, the new MX-5, the 2015 Mazda CX-5 and 2015 Mazda6.

The Mazda CX-3 offers an eye-catching KODO  Soul of Motion design, packaging and equipment tailored to a young, modern clientele, and Mazda's characteristic fun-to-drive responsiveness and handling.

Like its new-generation siblings, the Mazda CX-3 features the full SKYACTIV technology line-up, including two SKYACTIV-G 2.0-litre petrol engines and the new SKYACTIV-D 1.5-litre clean diesel, coupled with six-speed SKYACTIV-Drive or SKYACTIV-MT gearboxes. The new model is offered with front- or all-wheel drive.

The all-new Mazda MX-5 will be available in Europe with specially tuned versions of the SKYACTIV-G 2.0-litre, SKYACTIV-G 1.5-litre petrol engines and SKYACTIV manual and automatic transmissions. It has shed more than 100kg relative to the outgoing model.

Mazda is also presenting its 2015 Mazda CX-5 and the 2015 Mazda6 flagship model. Both award-winning models feature high-quality interior and exterior styling, and a wealth of state-of the-art technology. This includes MZD Connect, Mazda's smartphone connectivity system, the Active Driving Display, a head-up display, and the latest i-ACTIVSENSE active safety technology, including Adaptive LED Headlights  a Mazda first.

Another highlight of Mazda's stand in L.A. is the racing version of the MX-5 for the Global MX-5 Cup announced at the recent SEMA exhibition in Las Vegas. The Los Angeles Auto Show opened to the public on November 21 and runs until November 30.