Mazda Adds Another SUV to Lineup at Geneva
Japanese carmaker Mazda has revealed another SUV offering to add to its growing lineup, in a bid to fill as much of the cluttered market with its own offerings.
The CX-30 was revealed at the Geneva Motor Show over the weekend, and is set to slot between the Mazda 2-based CX-3, and the Mazda 3-based CX-5. The company described it as a “brand new addition” to the companies lineup and a core model.
The CX-30 follows all the same styling cues of the rest of Mazda’s current lineup in what is described as "elegant styling that embodies Mazda‘s Kodo design language.”
From images released by Mazda, the SUV, which was designed “to be an essential partner in the customer’s daily life,” is less bold than the CX-5 but sportier than the CX-3.
The new model has lower ground clearance than the CX-5, but two and a half centimeters more clearance than the baby CX-3.
It also has 50 percent more space in the boot than the CX-3, at 15.1 cubic feet of space.
Mazda’s Representative Director, President and CEO, Akira Marumoto said the CX-30 “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,” which should include Australia as well.
He added, “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.”
From the company release, Mazda has gone hard on spruiking the CX-30 as a convenience and city-centric car, with all the modern trimmings and comforts, with the company describing it as “easy to drive.”
“Relaxed and user-friendly packaging and a cabin that comfortably seats four adults mean customers can easily enjoy trips to any destination with family and friends...the increased height over a passenger car provides excellent visibility and makes getting in and out a breeze while the body size makes it easy to maneuver on any road and in any parking lot,” gushes the press release.
Looking at dimensions, the CX-30 is 439cm long and 180cm wide with a wheelbase of 266cm.
The CX-30 will first hit showrooms in Europe during the northern summer, though no details of an Australian debut have been released.