Mazda's Newest SUV is the Mazda CX-30
In February, Mazda teased everyone by announcing that it was revealing a new SUV--the second model in its new-generation lineup--at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. With the annual event now in full swing, that SUV is the Mazda CX-30, which slots between the Mazda CX-3 subcompact crossover and the Mazda CX-5 compact crossover.
Here's a table showing how different all three crossovers are in terms of dimension, though Mazda states that the data for the CX-30 "are tentative."
|Overall length||4395 mm||4275 mm||4545 mm|
|Overall width||1795 mm||1765 mm||1840 mm|
|Overall height at roof panel||1540 mm||1540 mm||1690 mm|
|Wheelbase||2655 mm||2570 mm||2700 mm|
|Front overhang||915 mm||910 mm||945 mm|
|Rear overhang||825 mm||795 mm||900 mm|
|Minimum ground clearance||175 mm||160 mm||210 mm|
The front end is typically Mazda, with the signature wing taking on a sharper and deeper form that combines with the solid, sculpted contours of the front bumper. To emphasize its SUV form, black cladding adorns the lower body. In contrast, the rear fenders flow out from the inward-tapering rear cabin and the steeply-raked , giving it the wide, dynamic stance of a sports car.
Powering the CX-30 are Mazda's latest Skyactiv engines, specifically the 1.8-liter Skyactive-D, the 2.0-liter Skyactiv-G that has a cylinder deactivation system that shuts down cylinders 1 and 4 in light-load situations such as constant-speed cruising for "greatly reduced pumping loss and lowered mechanical resistance," and the compression ignition combustion-equipped Skyactiv-X. Incidentally, both the 2.0-liter Skyactiv-G and the Skyactiv-X engines are paired with the M Hybrid, Mazda's compact and efficient mild hybrid system, "for enhanced acceleration performance and real-world fuel economy."
Furthermore, in addition to its all-wheel-drive system, the CX-30 also comes with G-Vectoring Control "to inspire confidence in any road conditions."
Available transmission options for the CX-30 are either a six-speed manual or automatic transmission.
"We designed the CX-30 to be an essential partner in the customer's daily life," said Akira Marumoto, Mazda's Representative Director, President and CEO. "It will be made at key global plants so we can deliver Mazda’s renowned driving pleasure and matured Kodo design to customers all over the world. Moving forward, our new products and technologies will ensure customers continue to see the value in owning a Mazda car. We aim to be recognized as a brand that forms the strongest of bonds with each customer."
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