Just when you thought it’s been a busy year for Bermaz Motor with the launch of the new Mazda 3 and the CX-8, the shows not over as they’ve just opened the order books for the new CX-30 we got up close with in Japan last month.
The new CX-30 will be imported as a CBU from Japan, with prices starting from:
Mazda CX-30 2.0L 2WD- RM143,119.20
Mazda CX-30 2.0L High 2WD – RM164,119.20
Mazda CX-30 1.8 Diesel High 2WD – RM173,027.70
The new CX-30 as we’ve observed at the Tokyo Motor Show, that’s built on the same platform as the new Mazda 3, may seem like nothing more than a facelift of the CX-3 but there’s more to it than meets the eye.
It’s not as big as the CX-5 without drawing any less attention and is certainly (albeit marginally) more spacious than your average CX-3. It’s got a bigger boot too, with 430 litres as comparerd to the CX-3’s 350 litres.
As it is based on the Mazda 3, the brand’s somewhat controversial MacPherson strut and torsion beam combination is similarly applied in the CX-30. As for wheel sizes, only the base model gets 16-inch wheels while the High and Diesel models ride on 18-inch wheels.
As for equipment, all models get automatic LED headlights, head up display and power sunroof.
Creature comforts which are available in the High and Diesel models include:
– keyless entry
– powered tailgate
– power adjustable seats with memory function (driver only)
– leather upholstery
– dual zone air conditioning with rear air con vents
– paddle shifters
– eight parking sensors
As for on-board, it’s rather generous across the board as the following are available in all three variants:
– Apple CarPlay & Android Auto
– 8.8-inch infotainment display with reverse camera display & eight speakers
– Bluetooth and voice command
– i-Stop Idling Technology
– G-Vectoring Control Plus
Power will come from a 2.0-litre naturally-aspirated engine like you’d find in the new Mazda 3 with 163 hp and 213 Nm. The 1.8 turbodiesel SkyActiv-D model on the other hand makes 114 hp and 270 Nm. Both engines utilise a 6-speed automatic gearbox.
Safety wise, all models come with seven airbags but once again only the High and Diesel variants get to enjoy all the spoils:
– Adaptive Front Lighting System
– High Beam Control
– Blind Spot Monitoring System
– Rear Cross Traffic Alert
– Smart Brake Support
– Mazda Radar Cruise Control
There are eight exterior colour options to include – Soul Red Crystal, Machine Gray, Titanium Flash, Jet Black, Deep Crystal Blue, Sonic Silver, Snowflake White Pearl and Polymetal Gray Metallic.
All new Mazda vehicles registered from January 1, 2019 onwards will receive 5-Years Manufacturer Warranty + 5-Years Free Maintenance (except Mazda BT-50) according to manufacturer’s standards inclusive of labour, parts and lubricants.
Both Manufacturer Warranty and Free Maintenance have a coverage period of five years and a mileage limit of 100,000km, whichever comes first.