Did Mazda Discontinue the Mazda CX-3 Compact Crossover SUV?
It’s 2022 and Mazda has already announced the 2022 model year updates to almost all its models here in the US. The Japanese carmaker has also launched its first-ever electric vehicle in the US with the 2022 Mazda MX-30 EV and is set to launch three all-new crossover SUVs by the next year – the first of which, the first-ever Mazda CX-50, aka the 2023 Mazda CX-50, has already been unveiled on November 15 last year and the Mazda CX-70 and CX-90 are still underway. But if you visit Mazda USA’s website, there’s a model missing from the vehicle lineup. It’s the Mazda CX-3. What happened to the Mazda CX-3? Did Mazda Discontinue its smallest crossover? Read on this blog from Fontana Mazda in Fontana, CA, to find out.
What Happened to the Mazda CX-3 Compact Crossover?
Last year, Mazda released an official press release, confirming that it will be discontinuing the Mazda CX-3 and Mazda6 Sedan in the North American and European market after the 2021 model year, marking the 2021 Mazda CX-3 as the last model to flaunt the nameplate here in the US.
Mazda said that its decision to halt the CX-3 in the US was based on changing consumer interest and that the brand wants to keep delivering “beautifully designed vehicles that are fun to drive.” And although the 2021 Mazda CX-3 was a great compact crossover, and Mazda has been “proud of the performance, design, quality, and safety they contributed” by the nameplate, the CX-3 won’t be offered for the 2022 model year and has been officially replaced by the 2022 Mazda CX-30 this year.
Read More: What’s New With the 2022 Mazda CX-30?
What’s next for the Mazda CX-3?
Now that the Mazda CX-3 has been officially discontinued, the onus of being Mazda’s smallest crossover falls on the 2022 Mazda CX-30, which has recently been updated for the new model year with an all-new Carbon Edition trim, standard AWD, and lots more. Though the CX-3 continues to be available in Japan and other markets, we’re not sure whether it will revive the CX-3 nameplate in the US. Nonetheless, Mazda CX-3 owners who’ve bought the car recently will continue to get all technical and parts support from Mazda.