By Shereen Shabnam
The CX-30 enters a new market segment for Mazda, slotting into the firm’s award-winning SUV range between the CX-3 and CX-5. 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 segment.
Design & Styling
The new Mazda CX-30 is the second production model to adopt the latest evolution of Mazda’s Kodo design philosophy – artful design which is deeply rooted in traditional Japanese aesthetics. The honing of every element according to the ‘less is more’ principle has created unprecedentedly clean, beautiful surfaces and resulted in a natural, dynamic feel.
The style was derived from the brushwork used in Japanese calligraphy and developed to integrate the three key factors of the evolved Kodo design theme: Yohaku, the beauty of empty space; Sori, curves with poise and balance; and Utsuroi, the play of light and shade.
Driver focused interior
The Mazda CX-30’s cockpit is symmetrical and firmly centred on the driver, with all three dials in the instrument cluster and the 8.8-inch wide-screen centre display correctly angled towards the driving position for optimum visibility and ease of operation with minimum distraction.
Running horizontally from the top of the dials into the door trim on the passenger side and finished with high quality stitching and metallic accents, it gives the cockpit a more expansive feel. The basic layout combines a snug and condensed cockpit area for the driver, and a clean, airy open space around the front passenger.
Mazda CX-30 features the very latest version of Mazda Connect, where the colour centre screen is controlled by the centrally mounted Multimedia Commander Control. This allows for easy control of all infotainment, settings and connectivity applications, and features significantly improved safety and user-friendliness.
The spacing of the front seats allows for a wide floor console with a refined layout and a large centre armrest. Equally spacious rear seat separation facilitates big rear centre armrest and door armrests. Luggage capacity is a generous 430 litres, enough to simultaneously accommodate a large, global-standard baby buggy and a carry-on bag.
Engines and Transmissions
Familiar from the recently launched all-new Mazda3, the 2.0-litre Skyactiv-G engine will be all-wheel drive automatic producing 153hp at 6,000rpm and maximum torque of 200Nm at 4,000rpm it features optimised intake port and piston shapes, split fuel injection to deliver higher levels of dynamic performance.
Awarded the maximum five-star rating by Euro NCAP in its latest series of tests, the CX-30 performed strongly in all four test categories: Adult Occupant, Child Occupant, Vulnerable Road User and Safety Assist. The rating is a result of three key factors: the adoption of the very latest Skyactiv-Vehicle Architecture, which features a high-rigidity, impact-absorbing yet lightweight bodyshell; a wide range of advanced i-Activsense safety technologies, which help drivers identify potential risks and reduce the likelihood of damage or injury.
Galadari Automobiles is the Exclusive distributor of Mazda in UAE and Eight body colours are available on the CX-30 in UAE – Machine Grey Metallic, Soul Red Crystal Metallic, Polymetal Grey Metallic, Snowflake White Pearl Mica, Jet Black Mica, Deep Crystal Blue Mica, Titanium Flash Mica and Sonic Silver Metallic.