additions. The Nissan Juke, Mitsubishi ASX, Ford EcoSport, Holden Trax are established players … now the Audi Q1 is in the pipeline, Toyota is readying a small SUV/crossover based on the Corolla, and Fiat has been testing its 500X, another segment contender pictured by Automedia here in disguise and as a grainy photo leaked before its unveiling in a few weeks at the Paris motor show (See below, including rare interior image). The CX-3 is expected to be around 300mm shorter than the CX-5 and packed with the carmaker’s eco-friendly SkyActiv technology – thriftier engines, lighter gearboxes, and lighter architecture.Observers say the CX-3 will borrow from the Mazda2’s range of SkyActiv engines – in this case three 1.3-litre petrol units in different states of tune, and a 1.6-litre diesel offering 90kW or 110kW. A 1.5-litre petrol is also expected, along with front- and all-wheel drive models. There aren’t that many things that Mazda can do to the engine range of the CX-5. Almost all models are made at the Hiroshima factory for the global market, so the 2.0-litre, 2.5-litre and 2.2-litre diesel should carry over with only minor tweaks. However, small improvements to the transmission and suspension will be made for the sake of comfort and refinement. The CX-5 is Mazda’s second best-selling model worldwide, after the Mazda6 sedan and wagon.