Mazda CX-30 updated – New 10.25-inch screen, remote start, 2 new colours


Mazda has updated the Mazda CX-30, following the update it gave the Mazda 3 in April this year. Like the Mazda 3, the Mazda CX-30 retains its overall look while getting upgrades in convenience and safety.

The full list of the CX-30’s updates, or “partial improvements”, as Mazda likes to call them are as such:

  • New “Ceramic Metallic” body colour
  • New “Zircon Sand Metallic” body colour
  • New “Retro Sports Edition” (together with Mazda 3 and CX-5)
  • New wireless Qi mobile phone charger
  • New Wireless Apple CarPlay connectivity
  • New USB-C ports (with lighting)
  • New Remote Engine Start function
  • New pedestrian detection
  • New driver attention warning function
Updated Mazda CX-30 in Ceramic Metallic

There are virtually no changes to the exterior of the Mazda CX-30 with the exception of two new body colours –“Ceramic Metallic” and “Zircon Sand Metallic”. Mazda has also given a new “Retro Sports Edition” trim to the CX-30, which it has also given to the Mazda CX-5 and Mazda 3.

The added features from the “Retro Sports Edition” differ slightly between the 3, CX-30, and CX-5, but they generally give the cars the same look with black wheels, black side mirrors, and a Zircon Sand Metallic exterior colour. For the Mazda CX-30, the “Retro Sports Edition” trim can be had on 4 versions of the car – the Japanese spec 20S 2WD, 20S 4WD, XD 2WD, and XD 4WD. The “Retro Sport Edition” trim adds a Terracotta upholstery paired with black and a 12-speaker Bose sound system.

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New 10.25-inch head unit in the updated Mazda CX-30

Getting back to the updated Mazda CX-30, it now receives a 10.25-inch floating head unit which is bigger than the outgoing version’s 8.8-inch screen. It also now comes with wireless Apple CarPlay connectivity.

Other updates to the interior include the new QI wireless charging pad and new USB-C ports. For convenience’s sake, the Mazda CX-30 now comes with a remote engine start function, just like the updated Mazda CX-30.

Regarding safety, the updated Mazda CX-30 mirrors the Mazda 3’s improvements introduced in April. In addition to its ability to detect obstacles such as cars and walls, the Mazda CX-30’s safety system can now detect pedestrians. There is also an evolved driver monitoring function with a newly added “Inattentive warning function”. The system can see if the driver is distracted and will warn the driver using the screen display and an audible alarm.

In regions where Mazda’s full connectivity is available, the Mazda CX-30 now gets the same features as the Mazda CX-60. It gets the “Mazda My Car Care” and “Driver Care” optional plans.

In Malaysia, the Mazda CX-30 is currently offered in its outgoing version which sports the 8.8-inch head unit. It is offered in 4 variants with prices now starting at RM131,409 (OTR without insurance).

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