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Say Hello to the Mazda CX-30

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2019 CX-30
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Mazda Motor Corporation debuted the brand-new Mazda CX-30 compact crossover at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show. It’s got sporty styling, a roomy passenger area that can comfortably seat four adults, and 15.2 cubic feet of rear cargo space — enough for a stroller and a large bag.

A Stunning Debut: The Mazda CX-30

Engine specs

Although its United States engine specs haven’t been confirmed, the European model will offer a 2.0-liter inline-four gas engine with mild-hybrid technology and 1.8-liter diesel, with both manual and automatic six-speed transmissions available. You’ll also have the option of getting Mazda’s upcoming SKYACTIV-X compression-ignition powertrain, which will also feature mild-hybrid tech. Of course, you’ll be able to enjoy Mazda’s signature driving dynamics thanks to the G-Vectoring Control Plus system and available all-wheel drive.

Guiding principles

When designing this new model, Mazda laid out some ground rules. In typical perfectionistic Mazda fashion, the automaker is dedicated to having the CX-30 deliver on these four key points:

  • The vehicle needs to be the perfect size for maximum versatility
  • The design should embody the joy of owning something that suits your style
  • The cabin ought to be spacious enough to share with friends and family
  • The vehicle’s performance should offer comfort and peace of mind

True to these guidelines, the CX-30 is taller and roomier than the CX-3. And while the two models sport a similar profile, the CX-30 distinguishes itself with signature contouring on its side body panels.

In terms of function, the CX-30 is meant to fill the gap between the CX-3 and CX-5. Although you might expect it to be called the CX-4, there may be a reason why Mazda passed on naming it that — four is considered an unlucky number in Japanese culture.

Sleek and bold

This sporty new compact crossover combines the best aesthetic features of a car and an SUV. Its curves suggest the flowing proportions and sloping rear window of a coupe, while its bold black cladding gives it the handsome good looks of an SUV. But don’t just take our word for it — here’s a look at the new Mazda CX-30 in all its sleek and refined glory.

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This new core model will roll on to European dealership lots this summer and arrive in the United States later this summer.

Source: Mazda, Mazda