The Mazda CX-30’s styling is controlled by a new design concept: 'Charge and Release'. This language was derived from the brushwork used in Japanese calligraphy and developed to integrate the three key factors of the evolved Kodo design theme: Yohaku, the beauty of empty space; Sori, curves with poise and balance; and Utsuroi, the play of light and shade.
Developed to create an entirely new design for a compact crossover SUV, the Mazda CX-30 was inspired by the ‘Sleek and Bold’ design concept, whereby the exterior styling exudes supple, flowing elegance and the toughness of an SUV. Beneath a sleek upper body with the streamlined silhouette of a coupe, black cladding to the lower body creates an impression of stability, ruggedness and power appropriate to an SUV.
Eight body colours are available on the CX-30. Arctic White Solid and for £550 Polymetal Grey Metallic, Snowflake White Pearlescent, Jet Black Mica, Deep Crystal Blue Mica and Sonic Silver Metallic. Soul Red Crystal Metallic costs £790, while Machine Grey Metallic is £670.
The Mazda CX-30 is offered with either 18 or 16-inch alloy wheels depending on trim level. SE-L and SE-L Lux cars feature 16-inch Grey Metallic wheels, while Sport Lux, GT Sport and GT Sport Tech cars powered by the Skyactiv-G engine have 18-inch Silver Metallic wheels. Sport Lux, GT Sport and GT Sport Tech cars powered by the ground-breaking Skyactiv-X engine are marked out by 18-inch Bright Silver wheels.
All models in the line-up feature power folding door mirrors, LED headlights, rear parking sensors and a gloss black roof spoiler. SE-L and SE-Lux models have a black grille, while from Sport Lux onwards the CX-30 is set apart by a Gloss Black grille. Sport Lux grade also sees the introduction of rear and side window privacy glass, Adaptive LED lights and Signature LED daytime running lights.
Slotting into the Mazda SUV range between the CX-3 and CX-5, the CX-30 enters a new segment for Mazda. 4,395mm long, 1,795mm wide and 1,540mm high with a 2,655mm wheelbase, it comes into a competitive sector as a key rival to premium contenders like the Volkswagen T-ROC, BMW X2, Mercedes GLA and Audi Q2, as well as mainstream competitors like the SEAT Ateca, Toyota C-HR and Vauxhall Grandland X to name just a few.