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New SUV will be a 'core model' in Mazda's range; it's due on sale in the UK this year

Mazda has announced UK pricing and specifications for its new Mazda CX-30 compact crossover. 

Sitting between the Mazda CX-3 and Mazda CX-5, the new model is priced from £22,895. It's available initially with a choice of two petrol engines and five trim levels. 

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. 

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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. 


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Built on the same Skyactiv platform as the 3, the CX-30 has been honed to offer dynamic handling, Mazda claims, despite the high-riding SUV form.

The CX-30 is 4395mm long, 1795mm wide and 1540mm tall and has a wheelbase of 2655mm, making it virtually identical in size to class rivals such as the Nissan Qashqai and Seat Ateca. It features a 430-litre boot, which matches the Qashqai. 

The interior has a driver-focused cockpit with a two-part 'wing' design and an 8.8in central infotainment screen angled towards the driver's seat. The system features what Mazda calls a "new, intuitive guidance system" and is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The driver display mixes analogue and digital displays. 

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hertavein 10 October 2019

I drove the petrol version

I drove the petrol version the other day. The X version wasn't available to test drive, they only had the Mazda 3. Coming from a BMW 216d GT it had a little extra poke and better handling. But it's obviously not a hot hatch. The cabin is very very nice, really well built with lots of kit as standard. I'd say the cabin is better than my BMW and better than the Mercedes A class and Audi A3 I recently tested. I want to try the X version. This is our family car so I don't need it to be super fast.Oh and personally I think it looks great. Very sexy in red. The wheel arches in plastic are quite big but they don't detract too much from its beauty. Personally I'd rather not have raised SUV type car but the wife who drives it as much as I do like sitting a but higher up.



  • scotty5 5 September 2019

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    I was going to comment about the price of the car but given the comments sections are being hijacked by scammers perhaps, this being the worst example of all,  perhaps the time has come for Autocar to close public comments?

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