Ahead of its imminent launch in Malaysia, Mazda has started displaying the CX-30 in their showrooms. In case you’re wondering how Mazda’s latest crossover (which sits between the CX-3 and CX-5) looks like in metal, here is a detailed gallery for your viewing pleasure.

Built on the same platform as the Mazda 3, the CX-30 inherits many of the design cues from its smaller brother, in line with the latest iteration of the Kodo design language.

The similarities are most prominent up front, notably the gaping grille, flanked by the slim headlights. The Mazda CX-30 also utilises the light play technique on its side panels, although the character line running from the front bonnet is more prominent here.

Black plastic cladding runs around the entire bottom of the crossover, which gives the CX-30 a more rugged look. Pictured here is the Mazda CX-30 2.0G High variant, which rides on 18-inch alloy wheels. The entry-level variant will be equipped with 16-inch items.

Moving inside, the similarities are even more apparent, with the dashboard seemingly lifted directly from the Mazda 3. The CX-30 is well-equipped on the inside, with all variants receiving an 8.8-inch infotainment display with reverse camera, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth connectivity, Voice command and eight speakers.

The High and Diesel variants do get a few more creature comforts, including key-less entry, powered tailgate, power adjustable seats with memory function (driver only), leather upholstery, dual zone air conditioning with rear air con vents, paddle shifters, and eight parking sensors.

Under the hood, the Mazda CX-30 will be available with two powerplant options. Firstly, a 2.0-litre naturally aspirated engine that generates 163 hp and 213 Nm of torque is utilised for both entry-level and High variants.

As for the Diesel variant, a 1.8-litre turbodiesel SkyActiv-D makes 114 hp and 270 Nm. Power is sent to the front wheels on all variants, and both engines will be paired to a six-speed automatic gearbox.

As standard, all variants will be equipped with Mazda’s G-Vectoring Control Plus system, as well as the i-Stop Idling Technology for enhanced fuel efficiency.

Safety wise, all variants come with seven airbags as standard. As before, only the High and Diesel variants get to enjoy the additional safety features, including:
– Adaptive Front Lighting System
– High Beam Control
– Blind Spot Monitoring System
– Rear Cross Traffic Alert
– Smart Brake Support
– Mazda Radar Cruise Control

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

Eight colour options are available for the new Mazda CX-30, including Soul Red Crystal, Machine Gray, Titanium Flash, Jet Black, Deep Crystal Blue, Sonic Silver, Snowflake White Pearl and Polymetal Gray Metallic.

We must say that the Mazda-exclusive Soul Red Crystal does make the CX-30 look quite imposing, especially when paired with the large grille up front, finished in black. Moreover, you won’t be paying a price premium for the special paint job on the CX-30!

As with all new Mazda vehicles registered after 1st January 2019, the CX-30 will receive a 5-year/100,000 km warranty and free maintenance package, according to manufacturer’s standards inclusive of labour, parts and lubricants.


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