Mazda Southern Africa recently unveiled the second model in its seventh-Generation line-up, the Mazda CX-30 compact SUV. This new compact SUV forms part of their CX Range and slots between the Mazda CX- 3 and Mazda CX-5. Following the launch of the all-new Mazda3, the Mazda CX-30 is the second model in Mazda’s next generation line-up. Combining the bold proportions of an SUV with the sleek profile of a coupe, its styling is a sophisticated evolution of Mazda’s KODO design philosophy, while it’s spacious and versatile cabin ensures it has the practicality and comfort demanded by customers in this popular segment.
The model line-up consists of three derivatives, offered in front-wheel drive (FWD) and automatic transmission: Active, Dynamic and Individual. The Mazda CX-30 range will be powered by a 2.0L SKYACTIV-G engine, which puts out 121kW of power (at 6 000rpm) and 213Nm of torque (at 4 000rpm), and features Mazda’s characteristic generous standard equipment across the entire range.
Every car across the range comes standard with high grade features such as LED Headlamps with auto levelling; driver, passenger, knee (driver), side & curtain airbags; head-up display (HUD); MZD Connect infotainment system with an 8.8-Inch display screen; Apple CarplayTM and Android AutoTM, to name a few. The Mazda CX- 30 offers a choice of nine exterior colours. Active and Dynamic grades feature 16-inch grey metallic alloy wheels, whereas the Individual grade features 18-inch silver metallic alloy wheels.
The appealing exterior is matched with a comfortable, premium-feeling interior. Elegant components like the driver centric cockpit, centre console and door panelling are beautifully crafted and the CX-30 delivers on the ‘Jinba Ittai’ car and driver as one ethos you’d expect from Mazda. The Active and Dynamic grades will feature a dark grey cloth seat trim with black and navy blue accents on the dashboard. The Dynamic grade will also be available with an optional grey cloth seat trim. The Individual is equipped with black perforated leather seats and will feature black and brown accents on the dashboard.
Since its launch in 2019, the Mazda CX-30 has received many accolades, including: winner of the Car of the Year 2020 in Thailand, winner of the 2020 Red Dot Design Award, earned five stars and the highest safety rating in the Euro NCAP, won the 2020 Design Trophy in the SUV category in Germany, and being a finalist for the 2020 World Car of the Year Award.
Commenting on the launch of the Mazda CX-30 in South Africa, Craig Roberts, Managing Director Mazda Southern Africa said: “We are excited that we are now able to offer our customers this superb new contender in the compact SUV category. Made for a wide range of fans, especially younger people who are approaching significant life transitions, the Mazda CX-30 was engineered so meticulously that it leaves you feeling like it was made just for you. We believe that the Mazda CX-30 offers a superb value proposition with many high grade standard features across the range, leaving the driver feeling confident and relaxed.”
The Mazda CX-30 comes standard with a three-year unlimited kilometre service plan. To provide complete peace of mind motoring, a three-year factory warranty, a three-year roadside assistance and a five-year corrosion warranty are also included.
Pricing starts at R469 000.