Mazda New Zealand announced the new 2024 Mazda CX-30 today. Arriving in dealerships from this month, they say the 2024 Mazda CX-30 is further developed with even more efficient engine options and greater levels of standard equipment, providing a distinctive alternative in the small SUV segment.

Now firmly established within the Mazda SUV range, the Mazda CX-30 undergoes a number of variations for 2024, enhancing its already strong appeal, says Mazda. The range now comprises two front-wheel drive and two all-wheel drive drivetrains.

  • Mazda CX-30 GSX SKYACTIV-G 2.0 front-wheel drive: $43,390
  • Mazda CX-30 SP25 SKYACTIV-G 2.5 front-wheel drive: $45,990
  • Mazda CX-30 Limited SKYACTIV-G 2.5 all-wheel drive: $53,790
  • Mazda CX-30 Takami e-SKYACTIV X M Hybrid 2.0 all-wheel drive: $57,790

*Recommended Retail Prices include GST but exclude on-road costs.

Highlighted with cylinder deactivation, the new 2.0 litre SKYACTIV-G petrol engine maintains its outputs of 114 kW and 200 Nm, though fuel consumption and CO2 emissions decrease to 7.0 l/100km and 163 g/km respectively – a reduction of almost 4% in CO2 emissions compared to the 2023 Mazda CX-30 GSX.

Inside, all Mazda CX-30 grades are now equipped with USB-C connections in addition to wireless connectivity for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Ascending the line-up, the Mazda CX-30 SP25 represents a new step in the range. The CX-30 SP25 combines Mazda’s SKYACTIV-G 2.5 litre petrol engine and front-wheel drive. Output figures of 139 kW and 252 Nm are produced by the powertrain, achieving 7.3 l/100km and 171 g/km.

Design-wise, the Mazda CX-30 SP25 appears dynamic from any angle, claims Mazda. The model has 18-inch alloy wheels finished in gloss black along with gloss black exterior mirrors, dark-tinted privacy glass on the rear windows, and black exterior accents.

The interior is emphasised with red accents for the sports cloth seat trim, and as per other Mazda CX-30 grades, a colour head-up display features along with an instrument panel incorporating a 7-inch TFT display.

The Mazda CX-30 Limited adds another layer of luxury and refinement to the range. Identified by its glass sunroof and adaptive LED headlights, silver metallic 18-inch alloy wheels complete the Limited’s high-quality exterior. The interior of the Limited grade continues to feature luxurious leather upholstery and a Bose 12-speaker audio system and adds Qi wireless mobile phone charging and a 10.25-inch central infotainment display.

Headlining the Mazda CX-30 range, the Takami features the innovative SKYACTIV-X M Hybrid engine. With its ability to burn petrol more efficiently thanks to Spark Controlled Compression Ignition (SPCCI), the CX-30 Takami makes more power yet produces fewer emissions than a comparable petrol engine.

2024 Mazda CX-30: The SP25 name returns to the range

The SP nameplate has featured prominently in Mazda’s range over the past two decades. Synonymous with special Mazda grades, the SP preface stands for sports inspired, sophistication and performance. Traditionally, SP models have offered higher capacity engines matched to stylish design cues and enhanced equipment levels, all with the focus of uplifting the driving experience.  

First seen on the Mazda 323 Sporthatch SP20 in 2001, three generations of Mazda3 have worn the SP23 and SP25 insignia since, all the way up to 2019. More recently the SP20 name has been applied to both Mazda3 and Mazda CX-30, along with the Mazda CX-5 SP25T, continuing the theme of stylish performance.

2024 Mazda CX-30: Warranty

As with all new Mazda vehicles, the Mazda CX-30 features wide-ranging coverage from the Mazdacare programme.

Mazdacare includes a five-year bumper-to-bumper warranty, five-years of scheduled servicing (up to 100,000km) and five-years of roadside assist coverage, all at no extra cost.

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