Europe’s 2020 Mazda CX-30 Reveals All Its Secrets In 206 Photos

Mazda is launching the all-new CX-30 in Europe this summer and the automaker has released a mega photo gallery showing the compact SUV in great detail to potential customers.

Bridging the gap between the CX-3 and the CX-5, the CX-30 is 4,395 mm (173 inches) long, 1,795 mm (71 inches) wide, and 1,540 mm (61 inches) high. The wheelbase measures 2,655 mm (105 inches) and is roughly the same as the Mazda3 with which the CX-30 shares the Skyactiv-Vehicle Architecture.

The styling is also heavily influenced by the new Mazda3 hatchback, though the CX-30 has some distinguishing styling features such as the thinner C-pillars, higher ground clearance, and abundant plastic cladding (too abundant for some).

The story repeats inside, with the CX-30 featuring the same dashboard design and tech as the 3 — such as the 8.8-inch central display of the Mazda Connect infotainment system which offers navigation as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.

In terms of practicality, the CX-30 supersedes its hatchback equivalent though, offering the same space between the front seats as the Mazda CX-5, “ample knee and headroom” for the rear passengers, and a luggage capacity of 430 liters (15.1 cu-ft) — 65 liters (2.3 cu-ft) more than the Mazda3 hatch. The automaker says that’s enough space to simultaneously accommodate a large, global-standard baby buggy and a carry-on bag.

The engine lineup also echoes the Mazda3, with the CX-30 offering the same Skyactiv-G, Skyactiv-D and Skyactiv-X engines in Europe, each available with either six-speed Skyactiv-MT manual or six-speed Skyactiv-Drive automatic transmissions.

The Skyactiv-G 2.0-liter four-cylinder naturally aspirated gasoline engine delivers 122 PS (120 hp) at 6,000 rpm and maximum torque of 213 Nm (157 lb-ft) at 4,000 rpm. It comes fitted as standard with the Mazda M Hybrid 24-volt mild-hybrid system and a cylinder deactivation system to deliver an average fuel consumption as low as 5.3 l/100 km/53.3 mpg UK (WLTP) with corresponding CO2 emissions of 141 k/km CO2.

The Skyactiv-D 1.8-liter four-cylinder turbodiesel is even more economical, with a claimed WLTP rating as low as 4.1 l/100 km (68.9 mpg UK) and 135 g/km CO2. The oil-burner delivers 116 PS (114 hp) at 4,000 rpm and 270 Nm (199 lb-ft) of torque at 1,600-2,600 rpm.

Finally, the Skyactiv-X 2.0-liter gasoline engine that uses the Spark Controlled Compression Ignition (SPCCI) technology combined with the Mazda M Hybrid system promises to combine diesel-like efficiency and torque with the linear response and higher rpm typical of a gasoline engine.

No specs have been released yet for the CX-30 equipped with this engine but we don’t expect any changes over the 180 PS (177 hp) and 224 Nm (165 lb-ft) of torque the Skyactiv-X produces in the Mazda3. All engines are offered with either front- or all-wheel drive — the i-Activ AWD system that works together with G-Vectoring Control.

Also watch: Should Mazda’s New CX-30 Make Its Way On Your Shopping List?

On the safety front, the Mazda CX-30’s i-Activsense pack brings a number of standard systems, including smart brake support, high beam control, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, traffic sign recognition, intelligent speed assistance, driver attention alert, and adaptive cruise control.

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  • Ken

    I can’t stand the huge “dent” on the side!! That’s all I see. Reflections look like a fun-house mirror.. And why does anyone need something in-between the CX3 and CX5?

    • emjayay

      People buy a lot of cars that don’t make sense and they don’t need. Like the BMW X6 for example. I remember exactly where and when I saw my first one of those. I somehow didn’t know about them. There it was, parked on the street as I walked by. I thought WTF, that thing is enormous, has the biggest wheels and tires I’ve ever seen, and has a roofline that precludes half the uses it could otherwise be put to.

    • Олександр Кульчицький

      To me!!! I own the CX-5 and use only me. The CX-3 has a small trunk. And the CX-5 is too big for one … I take the air… I think in the USA it will be with the 2.5 engine as well as the new Mazda-3 … And it will be a song !!!

      • ME

        A smaller more practical package the CX-30 offers as I’m the only one in my CX-5,

  • Evo45

    These power figures could be used very well in 1.5/1.6 liter engines, I doubt it would have good selling numbers in the countries where the taxes go higher when you go over certain engine displacement.

    • Liviu Varlam

      Taxes tend to be higher when going over 2 liters, so this should be fine.

  • jason wu

    I am waiting for CX50 or CX300 whichever comes first.

  • Knotmyrealname

    206 photos? Please, 30 or 40 would have done the job.
    I can only see those wheel arch garnishes so many times…

  • mailbox5

    Very nice styling. My favorite of the Asian CUVs. I hope it drives as well as it looks.

  • wonderdallas

    I like this very much. Except for the cladding. I photoshopped it to half size and it looks better but it makes me wonder if you could have the cladding vinyl wrapped in a shiny color and have it be old school two-tone.

  • Jussi

    Saggy nose because of FWD platform’s long overhang. Dashboard having like two layers of panels on top of each others. Door lines continuing on top of dashboard makes it feel like sitting in bath-tube. If the tradition continues, poor soundproofing as well anti-rust treatment.

  • Alduin

    Awkward design it looks scrunched.

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