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Mazda CX-30 Making U.S. Debut In Los Angeles

Mazda CX-30 Making U.S. Debut In Los Angeles

The Mazda CX-30 crossover has already been revealed earlier this year at the Geneva Motor Show, but Mazda is ready to bring it to North America now. Mazda has confirmed plans to reveal the CX-30 stateside at next week’s Los Angeles Auto Show.

Since the CX-30 has already been revealed, there aren’t many surprises left. In the hierarchy of Mazda crossovers, this one slots just under the CX-5 as a compact entry. It is five-inches shorter than the CX-5 and generally lower, more crossover-like in design. Speaking of its design, it will mark the second Mazda product in U.S. showrooms to feature the latest version of the brand’s kodo design theme.

In Europe Mazda offers the CX-30 in both gas and diesel form, but the North American version is expected to be exclusively powered by Mazda’s 2.5-liter inline-four gas engine. In the Mazda3 this engine makes 186 horsepower and 186 pound-feet of torque, so expect the figures in the CX-30 to follow closely.

Mazda’s i-Activ all-wheel drive and other active safety gear is expected to be in-tow at launch as well.

Mazda has a fairly busy Los Angeles show this year. The 2020 CX-30 will be joined on stage with 2019 Mazda MX-5/Miata RF and refreshed versions of the 2020 CX-5 and CX-7 crossovers.





 

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