Mazda Shows Off Gorgeous All-New CX-30 Crossover - What We Know
Mazda revealed the final design of its all-new CX-30 compact crossover today in Geneva. The all-new vehicle is an addition to the Mazda line slotting in above the CX-3 and below the CX-5 in terms of size. Mazda says this new vehicle will be produced in many of the markets in which it will sell. That could mean that this is the crossover that Mazda plans to build in its new joint venture plant with Toyota in Alabama.
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“We designed the CX-30 to be an essential partner in the customer’s daily life,” said Akira Marumoto, Mazda’s Representative Director, President and CEO. “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.”
The CX-30 appears to be smaller than the CX-5 and to have a lower roofline. The European specs our outstanding Mazda contacts snuck us show the vehicle has the following dimensions compared to CX-5:
Length = 173 inches (CX-5 is 179)
Width = 70.7 inches (CX-5 is 73 inches)
Height = 60.6 inches (CX-5 is 65 inches)
Mazda says that the CX-30 combines the bold proportions of an SUV with elegant styling that embraces Mazda‘s Kodo design language. Mazda gave us a clue bout the CX-30's interior space compared to CX-5 by saying it has "...a cabin that comfortably seats four adults."
Mazda is promising a car-like driving experience that will feature the all-new Skyactiv-X engine. The CX-30 will be on display to the public at the Geneva auto show from March 7-17, so expect more details soon. Watch Torque News for more details later in the week.