Entry-level SE-L comes equipped with 16in metallic alloy wheels, rear parking sensors, electrically adjustable wing mirrors, chrome exhaust tips and automatic wipers as standard. Inside, it receives a cloth interior, manually adjustable front seats, a head-up display and an electronic parking brake.
SE-L Lux adds £1300 to the model’s list price, bringing front parking sensors, heated front seats, a rear-view camera and a powered tailgate. Sport Lux, from £25,295, includes 18in alloy wheels, a black front grille and adaptive LED headlights.
GT Sport and GT Sport Tech head up the CX-30 range from £27,095, adding automatically tilting wing mirrors, a black leather interior, a heated steering wheel and a 360deg camera.
The CX-30 features Mazda’s distinctive Kodo design language and uses the firm’s latest-generation engines, including the Skyactiv-X compression ignition powertrain. The Japanese firm says the CX-30 is a global model "made at key global plants".
Two 2.0-litre petrol engines are available at launch: the 120bhp Skyactiv-G unit and the more potent 178bhp Skyactiv-X. Both can be mated to either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic gearbox.
Both petrol engines offered in the machine are mild-hybrid units, featuring a motor driven by a 24V battery. The CX-30 will also be offered with Mazda's Skyactiv-D diesel engine in the near future. All models feature all-wheel drive balanced by a central torque distribution system.
Mazda says the SUV has been styled to reflect the "flowing beauty of a coupé and the bold toughness of an SUV". It features a bold, large, triangular grille similar to that seen on the 3, along with the traditional high-riding SUV stance, black body trim and a relatively sleek rear end.