While in Europe the Mazda CX-30 will offer three powertrain choices, including the revolutionary SkyActiv-X 2.0, North American customers will have to settle for only one engine – at least at launch.
Mazda announced that the CX-30 will launch in Mexico in November with the SkyActiv-G 2.5-liter naturally aspirated gasoline engine rated at 187 HP (189 PS) and 186 lb-ft (252 Nm) of torque.
Since the 2020 Mazda CX-30 will be exported to the United States and Canada from the Salamanca plant in Mexico, it’s highly likely that the 2.5-liter engine will be offered in these markets as well. Also supporting this theory is the fact that the 2020 Mazda3 sedan, which is built at the same plant in the Latin American country, only offers a 2.5-liter engine in North America.
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In Mexico, the CX-30 will offer two trim levels at launch, the i Sport 2WD and i Grand Touring 2WD. Interestingly, there will be no available AWD model when the all-new 2020 Mazda CX-30 arrives in Mexican dealerships next month.
This is typical of the Mexican market, where the CX-3 and CX-5 are also offered exclusively with front-wheel-drive; only the CX-9 offers an AWD option there. However, in the U.S. and Canada the CX-30 is expected to offer all-wheel drive from launch.
The base Mazda CX-30 offers a generous standard equipment in Mexico, including seven airbags, ABS with EBD, traction control, cruise control, rear parking sensors, tire pressure monitoring, and dynamic stability control.
Also standard are 18-inch alloys, a sunroof, eight-way power adjustable driver’s seat, dual-zone automatic climate control, and an infotainment system with standard Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Bluetooth connectivity. Prices start from 424,900 pesos (approximately $21,750), according to Autonews Mexico.