In a market growing with several tiny SUV options, the Mazda CX-3 is a dapper, well-designed choice. Unlike competitors that appear tall, narrow, and not quite grown-up (Chevrolet Trax, we’re looking at you), the CX-3 is a fully formed vehicle. Driving it puts a smile on your face. It’s one of the more appealing entries in a new class of wee SUVs, with agile handling and good fuel economy. But it’s snug inside. So snug, in fact, that you might physically outgrow the CX-3 before you’re ready for your next car.

In our tests of this new field of subcompact SUVs, we haven’t seen much that impresses us. Most entries are either half-baked, or they subject drivers to a harsh ride, loud cabin, and crude interior.

But the 2016 Mazda CX-3 is different. It’s the first vehicle in this segment to make you think you can have fun with a budget-priced SUV, rather than making you wish you were riding your bicycle instead.

NEW DELHI: November 25 is the birthday of the creator of one of the most important technological breakthroughs known to man, which resulted in the formation of a brand that is admired across the world - Mercedes Benz.

We are referring to Karl Benz, who is regarded as the inventor of the first automobile powered by an internal combustion engine. Coming together of Karl Benz's company Benz Patent-Motorwagen, and Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach's company Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft, gave birth to what is today known as Mercedes Benz.

Here we look at some interesting facts about this luxury car brand that you might or might not know.

1. At the beginning the people were so skeptical of cars, which travelled faster than horse-drawn carriages that Karl Benz was sued once as his drivers rode past the city police station at relatively high speed." It was then that Karl decided to invite employees of the Ministry on road trips to showcase .

2. Word's first car which featured an Anti-lock braking system (ABS) technology was a Mercedes Benz S-class. It was developed in cooperation with Bosch in 1978.

3. 1954 SL Gullwing was the first car in the world to feature a four stroke petrol engine with direct fuel injection.

4. Mercedes Benz also had the first production diesel car, the 260D. Interesting fact is many of the early production diesel cars were bought as taxis.

5. Mercedes Benz Grand Prix motor racing cars between 1934 and 1939 were called Silver Arrows because In 1934, in order to meet the weight regulations, the Mercedes-Benz mechanics scraped off the white paint and putty on the W 25 car, exposing bare silvery metal body. After the win, the term Silver Arrow was born.

6. It is said that a Mercedes car is welded at nearly 10,000 places because of which the nuts and bolts don't get loose. What this gives is a car that never rattles, despite its age or how it has been driven.

7. Many other safety features like airbags and Electronic stability programme too were seen first on Mercedes cars.

CG characters designed by Yoshiyuki Sadamoto (Evangelion)

To promote its next-generation A-Class, Mercedes-Benz Japan today started a new marketing campaign "Next Stage with YOU," posting 3D anime CMs featuring the three-members of Japanese techno pop girls unit Perfume. The CM song "NEXT Stage with YOU" is newly written by the unit's long-time producer Yasutaka Tanaka, who also well known for his works for Japanese fashion model/pop singer Kyary Pamyu Pamyu.

The characters in the CM are designed by internationally famous animator/manga artist Yoshiyuki Sadamoto (Evangelion). He previously worked on the CM for the car manufacture's "NEXT A-Class" campaign as the character designer in November 2012.

"Next Stage with YOU" campaign CM 30-second version

15-second version

"NEXT A-Class" CM in 2012

via: Oricon Style

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