New 2020 Mazda CX-30 SUV: UK prices announced

New Mazda CX-30 slots into its line-up between the CX-3 and CX-5 SUVs, with prices starting from £22,895

The new Mazda CX-30 SUV is available to order in the UK now. Prices start from £22,895 for the entry-level SkyActiv-G powered model, climbing to £33,495 for the range-topping SkyActiv-X engined variant. It slots into the brand’s range between the CX-3 and the CX-5, and borrows styling cues from Mazda 3 hatchback. First deliveries are expected in January 2020.

Five trim levels are available. The base-model Mazda CX-30 SE-L comes as standard with 16-inch alloy wheels, automatic LED headlamps, electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors, LED taillights, rear parking sensors and rain-sensing wipers. The entry-level CX-30 also radar-guided cruise control, lane-keeping assist and a blind-spot monitoring system.

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Inside, buyers get cloth seat upholstery, a leather-trimmed steering wheel, air-conditioning, an electronic parking brake and a head-up display. Mazda has also fitted a seven-inch digital instrument binnacle as standard, along with an 8.8-inch infotainment system with support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

The mid-range Mazda CX-30 SE-L Lux starts from £24,195 and adds an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a reversing camera, a power-operated tailgate and keyless entry. Buyers also get heated front seats, dual-zone climate control, front and rear parking sensors and a single in-dash CD player.

Upper mid-range CX-30 Sport Lux models start from £25,295. The trim-level adds 18-inch alloy wheels, adaptive LED headlights, LED daytime running lights, restyled taillights, chrome interior trim, rear privacy glass and, for cars fitted with the 178bhp SkyActiv-X petrol engine, a powered sunroof.

GT Sport trimmed cars are priced from £27,095. Additions include black leather seat upholstery, a heated steering wheel, a 12-speaker Bose surround sound system and an electrically adjustable driver’s seat, with a memory function linked to the driver’s door mirror and head-up display position.

The range-topping Mazda CX-30 GT Sport Tech starts from £27,995 and features a 360-degree camera, a driver monitoring system and front cross-traffic alert. Mazda’s cruising and traffic support system is also included; a system which automatically operates the car’s throttle, braking and steering in low-speed traffic.

Mazda offers two 24-volt mild-hybrid powertrains in the new CX-30. The entry-level model is powered by Mazda’s 2.0-litre four-cylinder SkyActiv-G unit, which produces 122bhp and 213Nm of torque. It feeds power to the front wheels through either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission and can be specced across the entire CX-30 range.

Mazda claims the manual-equipped SkyActiv-G provides the CX-30 with a 0–62mph time of 10.6 seconds and a top speed of 116mph. The engine also features a cylinder-deactivation system, which shuts down two of the engine’s four cylinders under low-stress conditions. Mazda claims economy and emissions figures of 45.6mpg and 116g/km of CO2 respectively.

The most potent CX-30 is powered by Mazda’s latest spark controlled compression ignition SkyActiv-X mild-hybrid powertrain, which the Japanese firm claims offer the performance of a petrol engine and the efficiency of a diesel engine. It carries a premium of £1,480 over the SkyActiv-G powertrain.

It’s a supercharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine mated to an electric motor, for a combined output of 178bhp and 224Nm of torque. The unit can be specced with Mazda’s i-Activ all-wheel-drive system and, like the SkyActiv-G unit, it’s offered with either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic gearbox.

The fastest-accelerating SkyActiv-X-powered Mazda CX-30 has a claimed 0–62mph time of 8.5 seconds and all models share the same top speed of 127mph. Economy and emissions figures stand at 47.9mpg and 105g/km of CO2 for the most efficient, front-wheel-drive model.

New 2020 Mazda CX-30: design and platform

The Mazda CX-30 shares a clear connection between the CX-30 and its sister models, with curved, unadorned body panels like those seen on the Mazda 3, combined with oversized black plastic wheel arches and slender light units front and rear, like Mazda's SUVs. Its grille design is familiar, while the small glass area helps to create a sporty look.

Mazda claims the CX-30 was designed to blend the urban-friendly dimensions of the CX-3 with the practicality of the CX-5. It measures 4,395mm long and 1,795mm wide, making it similar in size to rivals such as the Peugeot 3008 and Skoda Karoq – in comparison the CX-5, which is slightly larger at 4,550mm. A 430-litre boot is included, too.

Inside, the cockpit again has a look that will be familiar to any current Mazda owners. It's centred around the driver with the neatly integrated dashtop screen turned at a slight angle towards the driver, while the raised centre console creates a snug, sporty feel.

What do you make of the new Mazda CX-30? Let us know in the comments section below…

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