MAZDA MEDIA RELEASE: April 2020
To successfully add another SUV to an already award-winning line-up, Mazda had to ensure all aspects of the First-Ever Mazda CX-30 came together seamlessly – and the finished product indicates they have succeeded.
Mazda New Zealand Managing Director David Hodge said it was important the First-Ever Mazda CX-30 could create its own space in the small SUV segment and based on the amazing job the Mazda design and engineering team have done this vehicle has achieved this.
Sitting between Mazda CX-3 and Mazda CX-5 in size, the First-Ever Mazda CX-30 offers the practicality of an SUV combined with coupé-like styling and dynamic handling inspired by its small car sibling, Mazda3. It is the complete package for customers looking for a practical, stylish vehicle without compromising on performance.
“Even before you open the door of the First-Ever Mazda CX-30 the exterior leaves an impression of class which is further reinforced by the refined and quality finish of the interior. When you get behind the wheel the driving dynamics and performance reinforces the company’s focus on the enjoyment of driving.”
Hodge said the CX-30 has the most advanced systems and technology which will ensure it delivers a top driving performance on New Zealand’s unique roads.
“The First-Ever Mazda CX-30 applies dynamic lessons learned from Mazda3, employing state-of-the-art Skyactiv-Vehicle Architecture with high-tech G-Vectoring Control Plus to deliver a handling that gives drivers ultimate confidence and a closer connection to the vehicle.
Integral to CX-30’s engaging drive experience is Mazda’s G-Vectoring Control Plus (GVC Plus) which further enhances handling stability by using brake and engine control to help the vehicle respond to sudden steering inputs and give the driver confidence when cornering.
Where many SUVs may feel cumbersome in tight manoeuvres or corners, CX-30 feels agile and smooth to drive with improved dampening of any noise, vibration and harshness emitted from the road or outside environment. Mazda’s new-generation high-tech Skyactiv-Vehicle Architecture provides a rigid vehicle structure able to use a complex dampening structure to absorb and distribute energy input from the road surface into specific locations. In short, CX-30 drivers will feel reduced vibration and noise from the road.
Additionally, CX-30’s suspension system, including MacPherson struts and torsion beam suspension setup, in the front and rear respectively, quickly and accurately reads the road to smooth out the drive and allow the driver to enjoy natural-feeling, more connected vehicle handling.
To deliver enhanced performance, fuel economy and efficiency, the Skyactiv-G 2.0L and 2.5L petrol engines incorporate a number of technologies, including optimising the shape of intake ports and pistons to increase the strength of the tumble flow which improves torque at low-med rev range and improves fuel economy at the top end. Cylinder deactivation (CDA) also features on the Skyactiv-G 2.5L engine, which contributes to fuel economy by shutting-down the outer two cylinders when driving at constant speeds.
The GTX and Limited models both feature Mazda’s enhanced i-Activ AWD system, which has 27 sensors that monitor environmental and vehicle conditions at a computation rate of 200 times per second to predict traction requirements before wheel slip occurs. The i-Activ AWD system is also frugal on fuel consumption, with a very minor increase over the 2WD system* (*based on the same engine).
Hodge said he continues to be impressed with the amount of new technology and features that are now available in Mazda vehicles.
“In the 7th Generation Mazda vehicles the technology has evolved to another level that not only delivers greater driving pleasure but does so while surrounded by a wide range of safety technologies designed to protect drivers, passengers and pedestrians.”
While the First-Ever Mazda CX-30 has earned high praise from ANCAP for its passive safety performance after achieving a record near-perfect 99% in adult occupant protection and a five-star rating, its active safety credentials are equally as impressive. A long list of high-tech safety technology, standard across the range includes Blind Spot Monitoring, Lane Departure Warning, Lane-keep Assist System, Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop & Go, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, reversing camera, Traffic Sign Recognition and Smart Brake Support.
Available in choice of eight exterior colours and three models – the GSX and GTX grades sport a black/grey cloth trim with a navy/black cabin theme, while the Limited grade offers a black leather trim with a black cabin theme.
The First-Ever Mazda CX-30 is equipped with a choice between the highly efficient Skyactiv-G 2.0L or Skyactiv-G 2.5L petrol engines, available as Front-Wheel-Drive or with Mazda’s i-Activ All-Wheel-Drive system.
The First-Ever Mazda CX-30 is the fifth SUV to join the Mazda New Zealand range, and comes standard with Mazdacare– a commitment Mazda makes to ensure each new vehicle continues to perform in optimum condition. Mazdacare comprises a Mazda Genuine Factory Warranty and Mazda On Call Roadside Assistance for a five year, unlimited kilometre period and Genuine Mazda Servicing for five years/100,000 km (whichever occurs first) at no extra cost.