Mazda has announced that it will unveil a new compact SUV at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, which will likely be the second-generation CX-3.

The “mysterious” model will be the second in the company’s new-generation line-up, and will be underpinned by the SkyActiv-Vehicle Architecture. It will also adopt the latest Kodo design philosophy, which has already been applied on the fourth-generation Mazda 3.

Along with the announcement, Mazda released this teaser of the new SUV’s rear, which bears some semblance to the current CX-3. However, you’ll notice that the vehicle’s silhouette reveals a more flowing roofline as well as a wider stance.

A more obvious cue is the taillights that incorporate a circular graphic within, similar to what you might find on the current CX-5. Also seen within the clusters are trailing light bars leading into the tailgate – the Mazda logo is slightly visible here.

In terms of what will go under the bonnet, Mazda says a mix of SkyActiv internal combustion engines will be offered, including the company’s SkyActiv-X compression ignition engine. Mazda has yet to confirm further details about its new model, and other outlets are claiming this could be a new take on the CX-4. We’ll know more when the Geneva Motor Show kicks off in March.

GALLERY: 2018 Mazda CX-3

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