Mazda has revealed the all-new CX-30 SUV at the Geneva motor show with an Australian launch scheduled for 2020.
As predicted the CX-30 will slot in between the CX-3 and CX-5. Mazda claims the new compact SUV merges “bold proportions of an SUV with elegant styling that embodies Mazda‘s Kodo design language.” Black bumpers and arch cladding, as well as new alloy wheel designs, are apparent.
Size-wise, the CX-30 measures in at 4395mm long, 1540mm high and 1795mm wide with a 2655mm wheelbase. The ground clearance comes in at 175mm. For context, when compared to the CX-3, the new CX-30 is 120mm longer, 30mm wider with an 85mm longer wheelbase.
The cabin is said to accommodate four adults comfortably whilst the increased height allows for easier entry and egress as well as providing the raised driving position Australian’s have fallen in love with. A new 8.8-inch widescreen infotainment system with leather-look surfaces and contrast top-stitching add to an aesthetically pleasing interior.
Mazda states the acceleration, turning and braking performance of the CX-30 have been “dramatically enhanced” to keep with the brand’s desire to lean towards sporty handling.
The latest Skyactiv engines will power the CX-30. European models will launch with the choice of three engines: a 2.0-litre naturally-aspirated petrol engine, a 1.8-litre turbo-diesel, and the company's new SkyActiv-X compression-ignition petrol.
Front wheel and all-wheel drive will be offered with a six-speed manual or six-speed auto transmission available depending on the variant.
“We designed the CX-30 to be an essential partner in the customer’s daily life,” said Akira Marumoto, Mazda’s Representative Director, President and CEO.
“It will be made at key global plants so we can deliver Mazda’s renowned driving pleasure and matured Kodo design to customers all over the world. Moving forward, our new products and technologies will ensure customers continue to see the value in owning a Mazda car. We aim to be recognised as a brand that forms the strongest of bonds with each customer,” he added.
Australians will be able to get their hands on a new Mazda CX-30 sometime next year, though local specifications, pricing and a specific launch date are yet to be confirmed.
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