Mazda CX-30 Confirmed For Malaysia

Mazda CX-30 is the second model in the company’s next-generation line-up. The compact SUV encapsulates the Mazda ownership experience, combining uniquely elegant Kodo styling with human-centric interior design and Jinba Ittai driving pleasure of unprecedented quality.

4,395 mm long, 1,795 mm wide, 1,540 mm high and with a 2,655 mm wheelbase, the Mazda CX-30 enters a new market segment for Mazda. Positioned between the CX-3 and the long-established and popular CX-5, it fulfils the requirements of customers who wish to combine the compact, urban-friendly dimensions of the former with the space and practicality of the latter.

The new Mazda CX-30 showcases a more mature Kodo design language which retains vitality but now targets greater styling prestige through the elegance and purity of a minimalist aesthetic inspired by the purest traditions of Japanese art and the beauty of space between objects .

The human-centric interior design combines a snug, focused driver’s cockpit area with a clean, airy and open cabin space for passengers. Newly developed technologies such as 8-speaker Mazda or 12-speaker Bose® audio systems have been carefully integrated with premium materials and painstaking fit and finish to create an interior ambience of high quality and genuine refinement.

The new compact SUV features Mazda’s new-generation Skyactiv-Vehicle Architecture, which harnesses people’s inherent balance ability. In conjunction with smart technologies such as an evolved i-Activ all-wheel-drive (AWD) system which works in harmony with G-Vectoring Control (GVC) to control torque distribution between the front and rear wheels, this promotes an even more engaging Jinba Ittai driving experience.


The New Mazda CX-30 powertrain line-up showcases the latest Skyactiv Euro 6d-TEMP diesel and petrol engines, including the company’s revolutionary Spark Plug Controlled Compression Ignition (SPCCI) technology. SPCCI adopts a unique combustion method to combine the free-revving performance of a gasoline engine with the superior response of a diesel.

All Skyactiv petrol engines are equipped with Mazda’s new M-Hybrid system, featuring electric drive technology. Compact and efficient, this mild hybrid system features an electric motor that assists the engine and a 24V 600kJ lithium-ion battery mounted between the wheels.

The M-Hybrid system not only enhances the Mazda CX-30’s environmental performance, but also ensures better drivability. When the car is starting accelerating or coming to a stop, transitions feel smooth and natural. By substituting engine torque for motor torque, the hybrid system can achieve the same acceleration as a petrol engine alone, while using less fuel. The driver enjoys all the benefits of mild hybrid technology without any sacrifice in driving pleasure.


Mazda’s evolved i-Activ AWD adds ‘four-wheel vertical load’ detection and works in harmony with GVC to control torque distribution between the front and rear wheels, enhancing traction and grip regardless of the driving scenario. It also significantly reduces overall mechanical loss and contributes to improved fuel economy.

Through a newly developed control system and new technologies to reduce friction, i-Activ AWD delivers a refined and stable ride in any situation and real-world fuel economy almost as good as a front-wheel drive vehicle.

To enhance real-world fuel economy, the new system adopts a rubber damper inside the power take-off unit, which greatly reduces fluctuations in input torque sent to the rear-wheel drive unit.

A new design for the rear differential stores oil in the upper part and supplies just the necessary amount where and when required. In combination with the adoption of ball bearings and the use of low-viscosity oil, this design further reduces mechanical loss.

A new setting applies a slight difference in the deceleration ratio between the power take-off and rear differential. Not only does this maintain the same response in torque distribution, but it also increases the precision of the AWD-control unit, with a significant reduction in overall mechanical loss.

Regardless of the road surface conditions i-Activ AWD offers extra grip at all times, contributing to smooth accelerating, braking or cornering. The balance of grip between front and rear tires is constantly controlled to maintain smooth, stable driving.

Furthermore, Mazda’s advanced i-Activ AWD works in harmony with GVC to control the distribution of torque between front and rear wheels in accordance with the driver’s steering and acceleration inputs, and the grip available to all wheels, in order to deliver a faithful response with extra vehicle control to spare, regardless of the driving scenario.

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