Auto123 reviews the all-new 2020 Mazda CX-30.
Another SUV, you might say. Good on you for noticing. There are now so many on the market it’s easy to lose track. In the case of this product, to put it simply, the CX-30 is based on the latest Mazda 3 platform. To put it another way, Mazda did with the CX-30 what Subaru did with the Crosstrek. You take an Impreza, or in this case a Mazda 3, and lift it off the ground.
As for the format, the new CX-30 slots in between a Mazda CX-3 and CX-5. So why not call it a CX-4? There would be less confusion. Right again; however, the name CX-4 is reserved for a China-only model, so Mazda had to find something else, and so now we have the CX-30.
We’d be willing to bet a few bucks, moreover, that the CX-3 will not return to the lineup year leaving the CX-30 to become the new entry-level SUV at Mazda.