The market for subcompacts has grown in leaps and bounds in recent years, and that growth shows no signs of abating. This new realignment in the market has compelled some manufacturers to revisit their planning strategies in order to ensure they have their horses in the race in this segment. Hyundai, Ford, Toyota and Volkswagen are all set to introduce 2018-model-year subcompact SUVs in the coming months.
The shift in the market has been dictated by consumer demand for vehicles that sit higher on the road, have all-wheel transmissions allowing for safer and more comfortable driving in all road conditions, and throw in a little sporty spice in terms of performance. Cabin space and roominess is another important selling point.
Mazda CX-3: Style to spare
Hip styling, responsive handling, fuel economy and quality of construction are the standout characteristics you’ll notice when at the wheel of the Mazda CX-3. Our extended road test carried out last winter allowed us to fully appreciate all that the CX-5’s smaller sibling has to offer.