Published on May 12th, 2017 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Vehicle Design – Mazda CX3
Car enthusiasts love to turn back and look at their car every time after they park it. We do the same every time we test drive a new vehicle. The one vehicle that kept is turning back and seeing others also turning back to admire its lines is a crossover from Mazda. The CX-3.
The all-new CX-3 Crossover introduced by Bermaz Motor brings all of these features in a smart and technologically-advanced package that looks set to steal the hearts of many.
The front view of the CX-3 is designed to present a bold look that suits the model’s stylish proportions. The front grille stacks seven fins with silver-painted front edges to create an expression of concentrated energy that flows horizontally. The signature wing is stout and three-dimensional, as if machined from solid metal. It forms the starting point for a powerful sense of speed that flows across the entire body.
The headlamp layout positions the turn signals outside the main headlamp unit to create a narrow, sharp design suggesting eyes gazing forward. The tips of the signature wing extend into the headlamps with an integrated LED illumination line. This connects seamlessly with the lighting signature that surrounds the low beams, accentuating the model’s taut expression.
With the peak of the front fenders pushed rearward to lie beneath the base of the A-pillars, the side view of CX-3 conveys a sense of extended body size, far greater than the vehicle’s actual dimensions. Careful attention was devoted to creating the rich expression and subtle changes in each of the body surfaces for the following three sections. The front half of the body features a long nose with a flowing shape; the cabin section presents a sleek look achieved by blacking out the D-pillars; and the solid mass at the rear of the body conveys a look of strength and power.
The license plate is located in the upper part of the rear bumper to realize a short overhang design that gives the rear a clean look and powerful sense of solidity. The CX-3 also comes fitted with larger wheels and wider tires for that much required crossover look.