Crossover all the things! That seems to be the mantra with all automakers now, including Mazda. The Japanese automaker has revealed another new crossover SUV in Geneva dubbed the CX-30. This is the Mazda for folks who think the CX-3 is too small and the CX-5 is simply too large.
Mazda says the CX-30 features the latest iteration of the brand’s Kodo design philosophy, meaning it looks a lot like its smaller and larger brothers within the Mazda family. The CX-30 just seems to be slightly more car-like than the CX-5, though not as wagon-ish as the CX-3.
We designed the CX-30 to be an essential partner in the customer’s daily life,” said Mazda president & CEO, Akira Marumoto. “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.”
Like the exterior, the inside of the CX-30 looks a lot like the other Mazda SUV’s. Mazda is calling the interior user friendly and relaxing, with seating for four adults. Mazda also notes the CX-30 has increased headroom thanks to a taller roofline than the CX-3.
Mazda has not disclosed which powertrains will be found under the hood of the CX-30. That said, since the CX-30 shares its bones with the new Mazda3, it’s safe to assume the 3’s 1.5-liter, 2.0-liter and 2.5-liter engines will find their way to the CX-30. A diesel offering in Europe would also make sense.
The all-new Mazda CX-30 will go on sale in Europe in the middle of 2019. The rest of the world will get the CX-30 at a later date, though Mazda has not provided specific launch dates.