Potential prospects can preview the stylish crossover at Mazda's showrooms in Glenmarie, Shah Alam and at the Petaling Jaya outlet.
We pointed out that the CX-30 was opened for booking on Nov 21. It is expected to launch in January 2020.
The CX-30 expresses an elegant exterior design and an upscale interior that is typical of Mazda vehicles nowadays. The CX-30 sits between the CX-3 and CX-5 in positioning and size. It bears some resemblance to the CX-5, which showcases Mazda's Kodo design language.
It's taking the fight to the Toyota C-HR, Honda HR-V and Subaru XV.
With a wheelbase measuring 2.66 metres, the CX-30 offers enough room for five passengers (four is optimum for comfort) and up to 430 litres of luggage. Put the backseats down, and boot space grows exponentially, to 1,406 litres.
The fully imported model from Japan is available in three variants: CX-30 2.0L at RM143,119.20; CX-30 2.0L High at RM164,119.20 and CX-30 1.8L Diesel High at RM173,027.70. All prices are on-the-road without insurance.
Many people will be asking why the CX-30 is not called CX-4 instead. This is because the CX-4 was introduced in 2016 as a China-only model. The CX-30 is smaller than the CX-4 and arrived only this year. In short, the CX-4 and CX-30 are two different crossovers. Mazda decided to name the CX-30 as such to avoid confusion with the CX-4.
It was previously reported that Mazda plans to expand its CX-30 engine offerings by the end of the year, offering a Skyactiv-X petrol engine with 180hp that promises fuel efficiency and power with a new ignition process.
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Mazda CX-30 1.8L Diesel High (RM173,027.70)
Mazda CX-30 2.0L High (RM164,119.20)