- Mazda introduced the new CX-30 crossover SUV at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show.
- In Mazda’s lineup, the new CX-30 will slot in above the subcompact CX-3 and below the compact CX-5.
- A selection of Skyactiv four-cylinder engines will be available for the CX-30.
- The CX-30 is expected to take on the Nissan Rogue Sport (Qashqai), Honda HR-V, Subaru Crosstrek, and Hyundai Kona.
- The CX-30 will go on sale in Europe this summer.
Mazda unveiled the new CX-30 crossover SUV at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show.
“We designed the CX-30 to be an essential partner in the customer’s daily life,” Mazda CEO Akira Marumoto said in a statement.
With the arrival of the CX-30, Mazda now has four crossovers in its lineup, ranging from the subcompact CX-3 all the way up to the three-row midsize CX-9.
In Mazda’s lineup, the new CX-30 will slot in above its CX-3 and below the compact CX-5.
The Hiroshima, Japan-based automaker’s decision to bring another small crossover to market makes a tremendous amount of sense. According to data compiled by Kelley Blue Book, compact and subcompact crossovers accounted for just less than 22% of the 17.3 million vehicles sold in the US during 2018.
As a result, competition is fierce. The CX-30 is expected to take on the Nissan Rogue Sport (Qashqai), Honda HR-V, Subaru Crosstrek, and Hyundai Kona.
A selection of four-cylinder engines that feature Mazda’s fuel-saving Skyactiv technology will be available for the CX-30. In European trim, the CX-30 will be available with both a six-speed automatic and a six-speed manual transmission.
The small crossover will also be available with Mazda’s i-Activ all-wheel-drive system and G-Vectoring Control chassis-management system.
According to Mazda, engineers have also worked to improve cabin noise, a common complaint on older CX-5s, in addition to reducing noise and vibrations from the road.
The CX-30 will go on sale in Europe this summer.