It’s been a long time coming but Mazda will finally introduce the new CX-30 SUV in South Africa in February 2021.
Mazda had plans to bring the CX-30 to the local market early in 2020 but Covid-19 happened and a delay was inevitable. Now, Mazda has confirmed that the CX-30 will launch locally in February 2021.
The CX-30 compact SUV will slot in between the brand’s CX-3 crossover and CX-5 family car and is built on the same platform as the new Mazda3 while also sharing the same engine offerings and suspension.
Mazda’s appealing Kodo design philosophy shines through with a coupe-like silhouette enhancing the CX-30’s kerb appeal appreciably. The interior is typically Mazda in its design execution which is to say that it’s neat with a minimalist design and comes equipped with an 8.8-inch infotainment system as well as a Bose sound system.
In terms of engines, Mazda has developed a new 2.5-liter turbo petrol engine with 186 kW and 434 Nm which is destined for the U.S. market but this engine is sadly not expected to be offered in South Africa.
Instead, Mazda will persist with a 88 kW / 153 Nm 1.5- and 121 kW / 213 Nm 2.0-litre naturally-aspirated petrol engine for the CX-30 when it arrives and it will be offered in conjunction with either a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission.
Local specification and pricing for the CX-30 have yet to be confirmed but we will keep you informed as soon as official information becomes available.