Saturday, May 2, 2015

What is the Kodo Look?

As we have gotten used to seeing automakers come up with names that are creative and interesting in order to give us a hint at what a feature or vehicle will be sometimes these names need a bit of explaining in order to be fully understood.  The Kodo look is Mazda’s new Soul of Motion styling language, but unfortunately that doesn’t really explain it either.  This Kodo look is what is used on the new Mazda CX-3 SUV and offers the vehicle a look that is generous and moving across the entire vehicle.  It offers a smooth design and easy curves that give the CX-3 a great look that is enjoyable from many angles.

One of the huge benefits of the Kodo look is the youthful style that it carries.  With not visible body creases or sharp angles for the entire body of the vehicle, the Kodo look offers the CX-3 an attractive appearance that looks like it should be driven by the youth of any market, but can be enjoyed by anyone who wants to drive a dynamic, energetic and attractive vehicle from the company that made “zoom zoom” it’s tagline and has the Miata in its stable of vehicles.

The CX-3 models that will be offered in North America will be powered by a 2.0-liter SkyActiv-G gasoline engine which is attached to a six-speed automatic transmission. With this powertrain underneath, the CX-3 can be had with either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive giving you the best control possible for the vehicle.  As the newest fun to drive the CX-3 shows up with the first front-wheel slip warning detection system with a new power take off system.  This will allow the vehicle to activate the AWD when needed in order to help keep the SUV under full control.

As an SUV that offers youthful character, the CX-3 offers a cabin with soft surfaces and red accent trimmings.  This red trim is present regardless if the seating is covered in cloth or leather.  The CX-3 takes many of the same features from the Mazda2 in order to offer an upgraded interior that offers the best features available from Mazda.  The rear of the CX-3 shows up with a spilt folding rear bench seat and a decent amount of cargo space in the rear to allow the carrying of cargo.  This area gives plenty of space for up to three passengers to enjoy the ride.

The new CX-3 may benefit from a design that needed explaining in the new Kodo look, but it sure does offer and carry on the feeling of great features and design offered and loved from Mazda for year.  With the upgraded interior, Kodo design look, and great power that will show off on the road, the CX-3 will give you a great vehicle that is energetic and aggressive.  If you are looking for a fun and stylish SUV that isn’t too large, and offers a great style, the CX-3 from Mazda will make a great choice in the upcoming model year.

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