Not too, big not too small - all-new Mazda CX-30
Mazda are aiming the newcomer CX-30 at buyers looking for a model bigger than the CX-3 but smaller than a CX-5.
The all-new Mazda CX-30, which goes on sale around February 2020, becomes the fifth SUV model in the company’s range.
Recalling a little girl who visited an ursine family and found a chair, porridge and bed that was ‘just right’, Mazda are aiming the newcomer CX30 at buyers looking for a model bigger than the CX-3 but smaller than a CX-5. Their Goldilocks model, so to speak.
Sharing essential DNA with the new Mazda3, the higher riding CX-30 sits neatly between the CX-3 and CX-5 in most all critical dimensions including length, width, wheelbase, and interior space measurements. Overall roof height is on par with CX-3 while front headroom is just 9mm shy. There’s 317 litres (VDA) of cargo space.
The handsome exterior styling continues with the Kodo styling theme used on other Mazda models and there’s a choice of eight exterior paint colours.
The interior has the premium look and feel familiar from other members of the Mazda CX family and is trimmed in either black or pure white leather in higher spec models, or navy blue and black cloth trim in the lower grades.
An 8.8-inch colour display, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, navigation, and DAB+ radio are standard on all grades.
The range offers four grades in front-wheel-drive configuration and two grades in all-wheel-drive. Grade dependent, there’s a choice of petrol engines, either the G20 114kW 2.0-litre or G25 139kW 2.5-litre, both with SkyActiv-G technology. All models drive through a six-speed auto.
- G20 Pure FWD $29,990
- G20 Evolve FWD $31,490
- G20 Touring FWD $34,990
- G25 Touring FWD $36,490
- G25 Touring AWD $38,490
- G20 Astina FWD $38,990
- G25 Astina FWD $41,490
- G25 Astina AWD $43,490
Adding the optional Vision Technology Pack (360⁰ view monitor, cruising and traffic support, driver monitoring, front cross-traffic alert, front park sensors) increases prices of Pure and Evolve versions by $1500 and Touring models by $1300 (front park sensors are already fitted on Touring). Astina models come standard with Vision Technology equipment.
Seven airbags are fitted, while standard driver assistance features include Blind Spot Monitoring, Smart Brake Support, Traffic Sign Recognition, Radar Cruise Control with Stop/Go function, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, High Beam Control, Lane Keep Assist, Lane Departure Warning, and Forward Obstruction Warning.
The CX-30 hadn’t been ANCAP safety rated at the time we previewed it, but a “near perfect” front occupant protection score had been achieved in Euro NCAP testing. Mazda Australia expect to have local ANCAP results early in 2020.