Mazda has teased every one about an upcoming Compact SUV, which was due for world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show. As doors open for the Geneva Motor Show, Mazda rolled-out the New CX-30 at one of the world’s biggest motoring events.

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The New Mazda CX-30 compact crossover SUV represents the second model in its new-generation line-up. The New CX-30 is expected to go on sale in Europe, from 2nd quarter onwards. Worldwide markets to follow, thereafter.

The CX-30, which attains plenty of similar fixtures when compared to the CX-5 and CX-3, combines bold proportions of an SUV with elegant styling that embodies Mazda‘s KODO design language. As with the previous CX-3, the new CX-30 inherits the ‘good’ side of the current compact SUV and input with new developments to engage its core target market.

Being a compact Crossover, the car’s interior stresses on a relaxed and user-friendly packaging and a cabin that comfortably seats four. With some emphasis on space, the new Crossover is deemed a good choice for small families.

The New CX-30 is shaped to be aggressive-looking and dynamic, yet attaining Mazda’s core philosophy of ‘fun-to-drive’ factor. The increased height over a passenger car provides optimum visibility and makes getting in and out a breeze. Despite a compact body shell, the CX-30 makes it easy to maneuver. One particular highlight of the car is the side view, with its distinctive reflections. Highlighting the rear is the fenders from the inward-tapering rear cabin and liftgate with a narrowed arch shape. At the front, sculpted hood, LED headlights and LED turn signal take the limelight. At its introduction, Mazda has announced nine colors for the New CX-30, including Soul Red Crystal, Machine Gray, and Polymetal Gray.

Inside, two distinctive interior color schemes are offered. An option with Dark Brown accents is available as well. Mazda’s interior Human-Machine Interface (HMI) is ever-present in the new CX-30. The car comes fitted with a standard 6-speaker setup or a 12-way BOSE Sound System for the highest-spec CX-30.

Boot space for the new CX-30 isn’t too shabby at 430 liters, plus a power tailgate (depending on variant) eases loading and unloading.

Like its predecessor and current siblings, the New CX-30 takes up Mazda’s SKYACTIV-Vehicle Architecture, which encompasses the SKYACTIV engines (Skyactiv-G and Skyactiv-D), including SKYACTIV-X, and the latest technologies. The compact crossover SUV’s basic performance attributes such as accelerating, turning and braking have been dramatically enhanced. Either a stock Skyactiv-G 2.0 petrol, Skyactiv-D 1.8 diesel or Skyactiv-X is available for the CX-30. In addition, Mazda’s advanced i-Activ AWD works in harmony with G-Vectoring Control (GVC) to control the distribution of torque between front and rear wheels.

The New CX-30 has much improved NVH, top-notch safety features and the Active safety: i-Activsense suite to better driving and make the car one of the safest compact SUVs in the world.

The new CX-30 is scheduled to start sales roll-out in Europe first.

Here’s a dimension comparison between the Mazda SUVs

  CX-30 CX-3 CX-5
Overall length 4,395mm 4,275mm 4,545mm
Overall width 1,795mm 1,765mm 1,840mm
Overall height at roof panel 1,540mm 1,540mm 1,690mm
Wheelbase 2,655mm 2,570mm 2,700mm
Front overhang 915mm 910mm 945mm
Rear overhang 825mm 795mm 900mm
Minimum ground clearance 175mm 160mm 210mm