The 2020 Mazda CX-30 is the brand’s latest addition to its
formidable SUV range and the model made the debut at the 2019
Geneva Auto Show. Mazda presented the Euro-spec version of the
model which takes the position between the CX-3 and CX-5 in the
brand’s SUV range while the US-spec CX-30 will break the covers
later in the year.
Mazda claims that the new model provides urban-friendly
dimensions of the CX-3 mixed with the practicality of the
larger CX-5. The new, darling SUV splits the difference between
the sub-compact and compact class while adopts brand’s familiar
styling theme and driver-focused cockpit design. The
model will also fit the Skyactiv powertrains available in
diesel and petrol favors for the Old Continent market while the
specs of the US version will appear later in the year.
2020 Mazda CX-30: Design, Size
The new 2020 Mazda CX-30 isn’t a surprise regarding its styling
and structural design as it shares plenty of design cues with
brand’s latest models and integrates lightweight construction
intended to increase performance and efficiency. However, with
its dimension the model slots between the sub-compact CX-3 and
compact CX-5 models.
Having 173 inches from bumper to bumper, the model is 5 inches
longer than the entry-level CX-3 while is same 5 inches shorter
than larger CX-5. With 70 inches wide body, it is just inch
wider than the CX-3 while is 60 inches tall. The wheelbase
measuring 104 inches splits also the difference between the
CX-3 and CX-5 with former rides on 3-inch shorter wheelbase
while CX-5 has two inches longer unit.
While Mazda’s decision to squeeze a new SUV between the CX-3
and CX-5 may be a surprise the styling of the model isn’t. The
CX-30 has similarly curved body panels like the rest of the
brand’s SUV range and the styling elements are also familiar
form. The new Mazda SUV has a pointing nose with the grille and
headlights design familiar from brand’s other models.
The profile is defined with the sleek body sculpting and
oversized black plastic wheel arches. The boot area of the
model combines the elements of the CX-9 and 3 sedan. The rear
spoiler, slanted rear glass, sculpted tailgate, slim taillights
and nicely fitted rear bumper have some sporty flair.
The cockpit design of the new CX-30 is also a familiar form for
Mazda loyal buyers. The driver-focused dash design comes with
two-tone upholstery and contrasting trim inserts with the
center touchscreen sitting atop the dash.
A three-spoke sports steering wheel and instrument panel
bracketed by two air vents also look attractive and model has
Mazda will, of course, offer the new SUV with the latest
infotainment platform and provide high-quality upholstery
options and upscale features. The model will also equip the
modern crash avoidance technologies but Mazda is yet to reveal
full equipment list.
2020 Mazda CX-30: Powertrains
The all-new 2020 Mazda CX-30 shares the lightweight structure
and running gear with the other models from the brand’s range.
Mazda equips the CX-30 with the G-Vectoring for better handling
of the model and will also offer the sophisticated
four-wheel-drive system as an option.
Power will provide Skyactiv engines in both petrol and diesel
variants for the European version. There will be two petrol
units including 2.0-liter inline-four and 2.0-liter Skyactiv-G
inline-4 which exploits compression ignition to provide a
near-diesel fuel efficiency. The petrol engines come also in
combination with the 24-volt mild-hybrid system where the
electric motor should improve acceleration and fuel economy.
Buyers in Europe will also have a chance to pick a 1.8-liter
four-cylinder diesel engine which comes without the mild-hybrid
2020 Mazda CX-30: Arrival, Price
The 2020 Mazda CX-30 which the brand presented at the 2018
Geneva Auto Show is the Euro-spec version and will go on sale
later in the year.
Mazda also confirmed the arrival of the CX-30 to the US but
hasn’t revealed the release date and specs of the model. The
CX-3 is expected to make the US debut later in the year. The
US-spec version won’t offer the diesel powertrain.
Mazda hasn’t also commented on the price of the model but the
first estimation puts it around $22, 000 base price considering
its position in the brand’s SUV range and features.