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The 2016 Mazda CX-3 at Babette’s Cafe

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The 2016 Mazda CX-3 on display at Babette’s Cafe.


Babette’s Café set the scene for the October 28th Greater Atlanta Automotive Media Association luncheon sponsored by Mazda.  Tamara Mlynarczyk and Dan Calhoun introduced us to the 2016 Mazda CX-3.  What a sweet ride … the 2016 Mazda CX-3 is the fifth vehicle introduced to the U.S. with KODO—Soul of Motion design, encasing Mazda’s signature SKYACTIV Technology. The new CX-3 subcompact crossover SUV was developed to “Create the standard for the next era.” It’s a vehicle designed to meet the needs of a new generation of car buyers, supporting creative, adventurous lifestyles wherever – from the urban sprawl to the weekend getaway.


Key Features:

All trim levels will come with a standard

SKYACTIV-G 2.0L engine, paired exclusively

with a six-speed automatic transmission

– Standard push-button starter

– Standard keyless entry

– Manual-shift Sport mode

– Available i-ACTIV AWD on all trim levels

– Available power glass moonroof heated seats

and cargo cover

– One-, two- or three-tone premium cloth,

leatherette or leather interior seating surfaces

– Optional 18-inch aluminum wheels

– 60/40 fold down rear seats

– Active Driving Display

– New Ceramic Metallic body color


Technology Highlights:

– Standard MAZDA CONNECT™ Infotainment

System with seven-inch full-color touchscreen

display and voice command

– Aha™, Pandora® and Sticher™ internet radio

– Available BOSE audio system, SiriusXM

satellite radio and HD radio

– Multi-function commander control


Safety and Security Highlights:

– Rear Camera (standard)


– Mazda Radar Cruise Control (MRCC)

– Smart City Brake Support (SCBS)

– Smart Brake Support (SBS)

– Lane Departure Warning

– Rear Cross-Traffic Alert

– Blind Spot Monitoring with Cross-Traffic Alert

– High Beam Control

– Adaptive Front Lighting System


Barbara Pomerance with Mazda CX-3.

Barbara Pomerance of Pomerance & Associates with Mazda CX-3.

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A view of the stylish interior and perfectly-placed display.

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Sleek alloy wheels.


Tamara Mlynarczyk happily greets GAAMA members.

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Jim Tucker introduces Dan Calhoun.


Babette’s Cafe prepared a feast.

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Tamara Mlynarczyk thanks GAAMA members for attending.

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Dan Caloun explains the Mazda CX-3’s technology to a captivated full house.

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Since all good things must come to an end, we bid adieu to the Mazda CX-3 and Babette’s Cafe.


Special thanks to Tamara Mlynarczyk, Dan Calhoun and Mazda for a a delious meal and stellar presentation.