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2020 Mazda CX-30

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2020 Mazda CX-30

The new 2020 Mazda CX-30 was shown at the Los Angeles Auto Show and went down well. It is slightly larger than the existing CX-3 and offers more cabin space but otherwise pushes the Mazda crossover line further forward and offers more options for buyers.

In a North American market that is increasingly looking towards crossovers for its future, Mazda has come up with a very competent entry onto the scene. It is not designed to replace the CX-3 but to complement it. Sitting between it and the CX-5 to offer incremental changes for owners.

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The design of the 2020 Mazda CX-30 is typical Mazda. It’s very good looking with a low front end with curved hood, angled lights, Mazda grille and slightly protruding lower sill. It all creates an attractive frontage that continues down the car. That roof meets a raked windshield and flows over a curved room to a tight rear end which provides an attractive rear. A small window as part of a hatch, rooftip spoiler and lower valance completes the look.

The new look rear end also features Mazda signature lights and looks slightly raised, giving the impression of an old-school dragster with higher rear end than front. It doesn’t look out of place on a crossover either.

The cabin is larger. The 2020 Mazda CX-30 is based on the Mazda3 chassis but is a few inches longer than the CX-3 and an inch wider and taller. While that doesn’t sound much, those extra dimensions are very noticeable inside and are quantifiable in the double load space in the back.

The interior of the 2020 Mazda CX-30 demonstrate Mazda’s habit of delivering top class cabins with very little fanfare. The cabin is modest but very comfortable. Well put together using quality materials and with some smart features like the infotainment screen that appears in the top of the dashboard instead of built into it.

Under the hood is a 2.5-litre four cylinder engine with 186 hp and 186 lb-ft of torque. It uses a six speed automatic transmission to send power to the front wheels. AWD is an option. It’s the same smooth engine we see in many Mazda vehicles and has proven itself smooth, reliable and responsive enough for everyday driving.

Like most new Mazda, the 2020 Mazda CX-30 will have Mazda Connected Services, which allows you to lock, unlock, remote start and monitor your vehicle through the MyMazda app. The CX-30 also comes with adaptive cruise control, lane-keep assist with lane-departure warning and automated emergency braking depending.

The 2020 Mazda CX-30 seems like a solid introduction for the automaker and adds more choice to the lineup without taking anything away from other vehicles. Visit Mazda of Hamilton, 1977 Upper James Street Hamilton, ON L9B 1K8 to learn more.

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