Although the New Mazda CX-30 isn’t arriving anytime soon, it already started the publicity hype in major markets with the Euro NCAP announcement. The new Mazda CX-30 is a recipient of the Euro NCAP 5-star ratings recognition, with an exceptional 99% score in the Adult Occupant category.

In addition, the CX-30 achieved maximum points for frontal full-width impact, as well as for both barrier and pole side impacts. Mazda’s Smart Brake Support system also gained full marks in low-speed tests, with collisions avoided in all scenarios.

In a nutshell, the Mazda CX-30 performed impressively in all four Euro NCAP test categories: Adult Occupant, Child Occupant, Vulnerable Road User (pedestrian safety) and Safety Assist. Furthermore, a Child Occupant score of 86% included full marks in Child Restraint System installation checks and for child protection in the lateral impact test. Vulnerable Road User (pedestrian safety) tests achieved a score of 80%, with maximum points for pedestrian leg and pelvis area protection. A score of 77% in the Safety Assist category recognizes the efficiency of the new Mazda CX-30’s comprehensive suite of i-Activsense safety features.

Following the Mazda6 last year and the new Mazda3 earlier this year, this is the third Mazda to achieve an overall five-star rating under the new, more stringent 2018 Euro NCAP crashworthiness ratings.

A more upbeat mid-sized SUV 

As a mid-sized SUV, the new CX-30 is another SUV model that is slotted between the CX-3 and the CX-5. The CX-30 features an updated KODO – Soul of Motion design and ample SKYACTIV Technologies. Mazda’s other SUVs included the CX-8 and CX-9.

The refined KODO cues presents a sleek upper body with the streamlines silhouette of a coupe, black cladding to the lower body creates an impression of stability, ruggedness and everything that you’d hope for on an SUV. From the rear, the fenders stand proud from the tapered cabin and the tailgate has a correspondingly narrowed arch shape. All LED headlights and rearlights have its own signature design, while the wheel sizes go from 16- to 18-inches.

Much like Mazda’s pedigree of SUVs, the CX-30 doesn’t fall far from the tree. If you’re familiar with any of CXs, you’d know what we’re referring to. The CX-30, depending on markets, does one thing new in the entertainment department, there’s a newly developed 8-speaker Mazda Harmonic Accustics system and the 12-speaker BOSE premium audio system, this is obviously for the top grade variant. Rest of the cabin features a dashboard with quality materials, stitchings and metallic accents, a newgear shift panel and a 430-liter boot space.

The Mazda CX-30 has three engine options: SKYACTIV-G (122PS/213 Nm), 1.8l SKYACTIV-D (116PS/270 Nm) and SKYACTIV-X petrol with mild hybrid.

Mazda didn’t skip a beat with the CX-30, in order to have an award winning SUV; as with the CX-5. Featured on the CX-30 are: the i-Activ AWD, G-Vectoring Control (GVC) or G-Vectoring Control Plus (GVC Plus), a new Skyactiv-Vehicle Architecture, and a comprehensive i-Activsense suite including a newly added Driver Monitoring system. And there you go, a worthy 5-star Euro NCAP recipient!