By Declan Glynn
Mazda’s all-new CX-30 compact SUV enters a new market segment for the brand, slotting into Mazda’s award-winning SUV range between the CX-3 and CX-5.
Following on from the launch of the all-new Mazda3 last year, the Mazda CX-30 is the second model in the company’s next generation line-up, and the second to feature the ground-breaking Skyactiv-X spark-controlled compression ignition engine.
Combining the bold stance of an SUV with the sleek profile of a coupe, its styling is a sophisticated evolution of Mazda’s KODO design philosophy, while it’s spacious and versatile cabin ensures it has the practicality and comfort demanded by customers in this popular sector.
Sense of Togetherness
Everything about the Mazda CX-30 has been designed for a more relaxing and stimulating experience, for both drivers and passengers. Through studying human-sensory characteristics, the quietness of the cabin has been greatly enhanced by reducing both noise generation and improving insulation. It takes the sense of togetherness you feel only with a Mazda to a new level, creating a unique oneness between car and driver.
Trim & Engine Options
Available in four trim levels; GS, GS-L, GT and GT Sport – the new Mazda CX-30 is offered in Ireland with a choice of a 1.8 diesel engine and two petrol engines, both of which feature the 24v Mazda M Hybrid mild-hybrid system.
The new Mazda CX-30 features a generous standard equipment tally across the whole range, with every car featuring a colour windscreen projecting head-up display, radar cruise control, stylish alloy wheels and LED headlights to name just a few of the high-grade items found on every model.
Car on Review
My review car was a Mazda CX-30 Skyactiv-X GT Sport M Hybrid finished in stunning Soul Red Crystal metallic paint with contrasting Stone Leather interior.
With a high-quality, stylish and practical cabin, the Mazda CX-30’s interior sets new standards for a Mazda SUV, while the 430-litre boot ensures it’s as practical as it is desirable.
Pricing & Warranty
Pricing for the all-new Mazda CX-30 starts at just €29,095 (inclusive of a temporary VAT reduction), with my review car specification priced from €36,465. Mazda’s comprehensive 3-Year/100,000km warranty comes as standard.