Mazda will launch its CX-30 at this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show. The compact SUV will be displayed on November 20 at the brand’s press conference which will be watchable through live streaming.
The model sits above the CX-3 and below the CX-5, each of which is priced from $20,390 and $24,350, respectively. Just like the Mazda3, the CX-30 comes sporting the newest version of the automaker’s aggressive Kodo design language, and it’s the second Mazda to do so.
The CX-30 will be produced at the Salamanca factory in Guanajuato, Mexico. Currently, there are still no words on specifications for the American market, but the naturally-aspirated 2.5-liter gasoline powerplant will likely carry over from its Mexican sibling and the Mazda3. The mill itself makes 186 horsepower and 186 pound-feet of torque.
A recent report from Motortrend suggests there could be other powertrain options available, since an application has been filed on the California Air Resources Board (ARB) site, listing a couple of engine choices, including a 2.0-liter four paired to either a six-speed manual or automatic gearbox and a 2.5-liter four coupled only with a six-speed automatic transmission.
Motortrend also said that There’s a strong possibility that the smaller choice will be offered in Canada while the US will only get the 2.5-liter variant. Different from the CX-30 marketed south of the US border, this model will pack all-wheel drive from the start.
The CX-30 starts at 424,900 pesos in Mexico or $21,918 at the current exchange rates. That money will buy you the i Sport variant. As for the i Grand Touring, it costs from 454,900 pesos or $500,600. Standard features include sunroof, 18-inch alloy wheels, infotainment system that supports smartphone integration and Bluetooth connectivity, dual-zone climate control, and cruise control among.
The new Mazda CX-5 starts selling this month and is scheduled to attend the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show, together with the new CX-9.