Mazda CX-30 launched, prices start from RM143K

By JAY WONG | 15 January 2020

PUTRAJAYA: The Mazda CX-30 is launched today in  three variants, which includes a turbo diesel version with SkyActiv-D technology.

The three variants of this Japanese compact crossover sport utility vehicle (SUV) starts with the 2.0 that's priced on-the-road without insurance at RM143,059 while the 2.0 High comes in at RM164,059 and is followed by the range-topping 1.8 High turbodiesel at RM172,943.60.

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The CX-30 is covered by a five-year warranty that comes with a five-year free maintenance package that includes labour, parts and lubricants.

There are eight colour options available, including Deep Crystal Blue, Jet Black, Machine Gray, Polymetal Gray, Snowflake White, Sonic Silver, Titanium Flash and the Japanese carmaker's signature Soul Red Crystal.

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1.8 High SkyActiv-D

Under the hood resides a familiar 2.0-litre (1,998cc) SkyAvtic-G engine that produces 162hp at 6,000rpm and 213Nm of torque at 4,000rpm while sipping on a 51-litre fuel tank.

In the diesel space, the SkyActiv-D 1.8-litre (1,759cc) punches out 114hp at 4,000rpm and 270Nm of torque from 1,600 to 2,600rpm - enough to provide a top speed of 183kph (petrol - 196kph).

As expected , the turbodiesel has better fuel economy, using  only 4.9 litres per 100km - outdoing its 2.0-litre petrol cousin at 6.4 litres per 100km.

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All variants are front-wheel drive, and power sent to the front wheels via a six-speed SkyActiv-Drive six-speed automatic with manual-shift.

With a wheelbase of 2,655mm, the 4,395mm-long, 1,795mm-wide and 1,540mm-tall this 1,441kg (kerb) SUV rolls on 16-inch wheels with 215/65 series tyres that partially hide front ventilated and rear solid disc brakes.

Suspension setup comprises front MacPherson struts and rear torsion beam.

External standard fitment includes LEDs for the front automatic headlights and rear light clusters as well as halogens bulbs for the daytime runners, a rear spoiler and auto-folding wing mirrors.

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Inside, the 2.0 features fabric seats, LED cabin lights (including boot) and a 7.0-inch colour TFT LCD multi-info display as well as leather for the gear knob and steering wheel.

For comfort and convenience it comes equipped with a colour heads-up display, automatic wipers, push-start button, electronic parking brake, cruise control, one-touch power windows with anti-pinch function, start-stop functionality.

Entertainment comes from an eight-speaker sound system with a free-standing 8.8-inch full-colour infotainment display and a multi-function Commander Control.

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This setup provides for voice control, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth connectivity, USB port and a reverse camera with dynamic guidelines.

Moving up the ranks, the 2.0 High (1,453kg) and the turbodiesel 1.8 High (1,514kg) get larger 18-inch wheels with 215/55 series tyres along with with front and rear LED Signature Illumination, LED daytime running lights and a keyless entry system.

Inside, the cabin gets an auto-dimming frameless rearview mirror, dual-zone climate controls with rear blower, 10-way powered driver's seat (two memory slots) and Black leather upholstery.

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For safety, Mazda has included its G-Vectoring Control Plus Technology as standard on top of seven airbags, antilock braking system, dynamic stability control, electronic brake-force distribution, emergency brake assist, traction control, emergency stop signal, hill-start assist, auto-hold function and - except for the 2.0G, there's also a walk-away locking function.

Aside from the 2.0, safety is further bolstered by an adaptive front-lighting system, high-beam control, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, lane departure warning, lane-keep assist, driver attention alert, front and rear smart brake support and dynamic cruise control.

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