Mazda CX-30: the 3’s taller sibling

Published: 05 March 2019

► Mazda CX-30 crossover revealed
► Looks a lot like a taller 3 hatchback
► Official debut at 2019 Geneva show

The Mazda 3 hatch has been to the gym and put on some wellies – this is the CX-30 SUV, revealed first at the 2019 Geneva motor show.

Mazda CX-30 revealed

Nope, not called the CX-4 in original predictions. That’s a model already in China, but Maza wanted to differentiate between that and this slightly different modelfor the European market.

Mazda CX-30 revealed

Now, when we say it’s a taller Mazda 3 hatch, we really mean it. It’s the second new model in Mazda’s master plan to revitalise its entire product portfolio. The brand says it’ll use a range of Skyactiv engines including the new compression ignition Skyactiv-X engine. That and the fact it has a slightly taller ride height and a little extra body cladding over the likes of the wheelarches.

That’s kind of it. At least we know it will handle well, as it’s the case of the regular hatchback version.

The new CX-30 will go on sale in the UK and the rest of Europe ‘later in the year’, so expect an actual on sale date of September 2019 onwards.

By Jake Groves

CAR's deputy news editor, office Geordie, gamer, lover of hot hatches