Another SUV? Surely not? Well, apparently so. It seems like every other car that is introduced to the market in the UK fills some sort of void on the exceptionally popular SUV market. Now it is Mazda’s turn to introduce a new model to their big-car list. Mazda currently only offer the Mazda CX-3 and CX-5. The former starts from £19,395 and the latter from £25,600.
Now, meet the all-new CX-30, which sits between the CX-3 and CX-5 in terms of size and terms of pricing. Perhaps CX-4 might have made more sense as a nametag, but maybe Mazda is saving that one for later?
The CX-3 goes on sale with prices starting from £22,895 and it is available with a selection of 5 trim levels to choose from and two petrol engines, both of which use a mild-hybrid system. The CX-30 was revealed back in March at the Geneva Motor Show, but we’re now getting a bit more depth to the information surrounding this new model which will arrive in the UK in January of 2020.
From bottom to top, the specs are as follows: SE-L, SE-L Lux, Sport Lux, GT Sport, and GT
Sport Tech. Buyers won’t need to climb too high up the specification ladder as Mazda has been pretty generous with standard equipment.
You get LED headlights, alloy wheels, power-folding mirrors, rear parking sensors, rear spoiler, rain-sensing wipers all as standard on the exterior. Then, inside, every CX-30 comes with a leather steering wheel, leather gear shifter, electronic handbrake, traffic sign recognition, windscreen projected display and a 7” instrument cluster screen.
In terms of entertainment, all models come with an AM / FM / DAB radio, an 8.8” touch screen, Mazda’s Satellite Navigation, Apple Car Play, Android Auto, integrated Bluetooth and steering wheel-mounted controls. That’s an awful lot of kit for the standard models, and only the most particular of buyers will find themselves needing to dive deep into the optional extras list.
The Mazda CX-3 and Mazda CX-5 have proven to be hugely popular thanks to their particularly economical engines, and these same units will be transferred into the upcoming CX-30. So, in terms of the real-world economy under the new WLTP testing, the 122PS 2.0 litre SKYACTIV-X Petrol 2 wheel drive model will be the most efficient to own, returning a cool 47.9 mpg on the combined cycle. The least economical model will be the 2.0-litre SKYACTIV-X Petrol all-wheel-drive model, which returns a modest 40.4 mpg on the combined cycle, so still not bad at all…
If you’re into towing, all models of the CX-30 will have a maximum (braked) towing weight of 1,300 kilograms.
As mentioned, the CX-30 will enter the UK in January of 2020 but now that they have released the pricing and specification list, watch this space to be of the first customers to test drive this brand new model when it does go on sale.