The 2020 Mazda CX-3 on sale in Ireland this August
The 2020 Mazda CX-3 on sale in Ireland this August

Mazda Ireland has confirmed that the updated 2020 Mazda CX-3 compact SUV will arrive in Irish dealers this August.

The updated CX-3 range will give an added boost to efficiency for Mazda’s smallest SUV. Cylinder deactivation has been added to the 2.0-litre petrol Skyactiv-G engine with 121 hp and fuel consumption is now rated at 6.2l/100 km on the WLTP cycle for the manual version.

Mazda’s cylinder deactivation system works by shutting off two cylinders during light-load operation such as when cruising at a constant speed.

The brand says this contributes to 14% lower combined cycle fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. CO2 emissions are now 140g/km (WLTP) and 121g/km on the NEDC combined cycle, which means that the CX-3 now qualifies for motor tax of €270 in Ireland.

In Ireland the 2020 Mazda CX-3 range is available with a 2.0-litre petrol engine, 6-speed manual transmission and choice of two trim levels – GS-L and GT Sport.

The GS-L is priced from €25,770 and includes equipment such as 16″ alloys, lane departure warning, LED headlamps, automatic air conditioning and rear parking sensors.

The GT Sport is priced from €28,495 and includes sporty 18″ alloy wheels, high-quality stone leather seats as well as adaptive front lighting system and a Bose® 7 speaker sound system.

The CX-3 was first launched back in 2015, filling the brand’s need for a compact SUV in the Mazda range. It quickly established itself as a stylish, fun to drive small SUV. In fact the CX-3 is Mazda’s second most popular model in Europe behind the Mazda CX-5.

Mazda has since expanded their SUV range with the highly acclaimed CX-30, which now fills the space between CX-3 and CX-5.

Have a read of our Mazda CX-3 review from 2018 to find out more about this car.