Firm is lining up a potential rival for Volvo’s baby XC30 SUV, likely to be called CX-3 or CX-5

Mazda is lining up a potential rival for Volvo’s baby XC30 SUV, likely to be called CX-3 or CX-5.

Although the car in this image uses CX-7 panels, its lower stance reveals that it’s a chopped-up mule sitting on a modified 3 platform.

See the spy pics of the new baby Mazda SUV

That is the most likely base for the new car, which is also tipped to get Mazda’s new range of Sky-G and Sky-D powerplants.

The car is expected to appear at either the Los Angeles or Tokyo motor show at the end of 2011.Read more on the new baby Mazda SUV

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