Mazda CX-30: Five things to know

As part of the last Geneva Motor Show, Mazda unveiled a new sport utility vehicle: the CX-30. Here are five things to know about this model, possibly called upon to replace the current CX-3.

An in-between

Assuming it will be added to Mazda's existing lineup, the CX-30 will increase the SUV count at this Japanese manufacturer to four. Larger than the CX-3, but smaller than the CX-5, it will slip between these two SUVs within Mazda's catalog. It is 4,395 mm long, 1,795 mm wide and 1,540 mm high. It will accommodate up to five occupants.

A choice of two engines
Under the hood of this new SUV Mazda will house a 2.0-l.-g. four-cylinder engine. The latter takes advantage of the technology of deactivation of the cylinders. You can also opt for the SKYACTIV-X engine, whose low fuel consumption will be one of its advantages thanks to a compression ignition.

Manual or automatic
Initially intended for the European market, the CX-30 can be delivered with a manual transmission. Mazda did not specify the number of reports, however. It is too early to say whether this box will be available for the North American market. A six-speed automatic transmission will also be available.

Vector control

The CX-30 will be equipped with the i-Activ all-wheel drive. This technology will work with G-force vector control, a system that distributes torque in the most efficient way between the front and rear wheels.

The Kodo design remains

The CX-30 is inspired by the Kodo design launched in 2010. Mazda says it has taken a minimalist approach to the development of the vehicle. There are some stylistic elements included in the Vision Coupe prototype launched in 2017.

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