Tuesday, March 05, 2019

2020/21 Mazda CX-30


 The new Mazda SUV for the Geneva Auto Show is not the cool Chinese Market CX-4, like many predicted.
And it is not the all new redesigned CX-3 either.
Instead, this is an all new model, confusingly called "CX-30".

Which is basically is a new Mazda3 hatchback on stilts.
Which is what Subaru has done for years with the Outback or Crosstrek




 You can see here how close the new CX-30 is related to the new Mazda 3.
At least they did make quite an efford. Unlike Subaru.
Since everything behind the front door seems new and redesigned. The front fenders as well.


Same story inside Where things are very similar but actually quite different. (The CX-30 is the bottom picture)

Mazda claims there is room for this between the $20 500 CX-3 and the $24 500 CX-5.
Of course there is. So far.
 But they have already mentioned the next CX-3 would also be based on the new CX-3 and therefore be larger than the current one. Which is also code for "more expensive".

I mean why not... If a small brand like Mazda can find an inexpensive way to come up with another poular SUV so they can make a bit more emoney, really, why not.

Although their design do start looking a bit generic to me now. That "Mazda DNA" design needs something new...

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Can you please boost your vocabulary and grammar? Do you also dictate into a machine that types for you? You're using street English instead of proper written English.

Patrick said...

"But they have already mentioned the next CX-3 would also be based on the new CX-3 and therefore be larger than the current one. Which is also code for "more expensive"."

This sentence needs to be edited. I think you mean the next CX-3 would also be based on the new Mazda 3. Perhaps they'll change course and base in on the next Mazda 2, since that's what the current CX-3 is based on.

Harry_Wild said...

Black wide bezel wheel cladding make this a no buy for me! Looks cheap with the cladding.

Samuel Curtis III said...

Patrick, you are correct regarding the upcoming Mazda CX 3..

I have to agree with you Vince that the Mazda DNA is getting a little old, especially in its interiors. The tablet on the dash has out lived its place and needs to be
incorporated into its
Dashboard layout like that of the Volvo X90.?... The worst interior is that of the MX 5 which is long overdue for an interior make over.

Anonymous said...

Stupid name.. but this is clearly intended to take the volume-selling place of the "mainstream" 3 hatchback, which now seems to be marketed as an avant-garde alternative to a traditional coupe design. But why not just take the opportunity to call this the CX-3 since the current one is due for a redo and will likely be smaller, still based on the Mazda2/Yaris, and thus deserves a CX-2 moniker.

Anonymous said...

Much more attractive than the bulbous looking new Mazda 3 hatchback.

Anonymous said...

I think this looks awesome!

I also disagree with you about Mazda’s design DNA. It isn’t stale at all. It is beautiful, well executed, and much more attractive than just about anything else out there. To me, each vehicle in Mazda’s lineup has its own distinct look while also being recognizable as a Mazda. Other brands’ design teams should be taking notes from Mazda on how it should be done.

Anonymous said...

Can you make a comparison pics between this and the CX-4?