All-new Mazda CX-30 launched as brand’s fifth SUV offering

Mazda has taken the wraps off its second model in its new-generation line-up, the CX-30 compact SUV.

As a new core model that slots between the CX-3 and CX-5, the CX-30 will compete against larger models of the compact SUV class such as the Nissan Qashqai and Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross. Global sales will start in Europe mid-year with the rest of the world to follow later in the year.

Like the rest of Mazda’s offerings, the CX-30 combines bold proportions with elegant styling that embodies the Japanese company‘s acclaimed Kodo design language.

Inside, the CX-30 mirrors the new-generation Mazda3 with an upmarket interior and a large 8.8-inch central infotainment display.

Powering the new CX-30 is Mazda’s latest range of Skyactiv powertrains, including a 2.0-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine, 1.8-litre turbo-diesel unit and new Skyactiv-X compression-ignition petrol mill.
Mazda has not released power outputs of the CX-30 powertrains but we know the Skyactiv-G 2.0-litre engine under the bonnet of the new-gen Mazda3 develops 114kW/200Nm, while the Skyactiv-D 1.8-litre diesel produces 85kW/270Nm in the CX-3.
Drive is sent to all four-wheels via Mazda’s i-Activ all-wheel-drive system and either a six-speed manual or automatic transmission.

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