Mazda Australia has finally confirmed details of the updated CX-30 range, headlined by a sporty new GT SP grade and the axing of both mild-hybrid engine variants locally.
Scheduled to go on sale in January, the 2024 Mazda CX-30 will start from $32,990 before on-road costs for the base G20 Pure auto, with the old price-leader manual option dropped. Prices are up by around $1500 across the range.
The new CX-30 GT SP will be available in G25 FWD and G25 AWD variations, and appears to replace the outgoing Touring SP versions. Headline features include black alloy wheels, a black front grille, and gloss black mirror caps.
Inside, heated front seats and a heated steering wheel as standard for the GT SP, as is Burgundy leather trim complemented by a tilt/slide power moonroof, wireless phone charging, and a new 10.25-inch Mazda Connect infotainment system featuring wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The larger infotainment display and wireless phone mirroring and charger form part of the enhanced specification list for the CX-30 Touring and Astina models, while the Pure and Evolve grades can be optioned with the larger display as part of the Vision Technology Pack.
Speaking of, the Vision Technology Pack is available across the range, with inclusions varying depending on the grade.
On Pure and Evolve grades it adds the aforementioned 10.25-inch Mazda Connect system, along with front parking sensors, a 360-degree camera system, driver monitoring, front cross-traffic alert as well as Mazda’s Cruising & Traffic Support highway and traffic jam assistant.
Touring and GT SP versions are available with the same package, but the GT SP already features the larger infotainment screen and both feature front parking sensors as standard – hence the price discrepancies (detailed below). The CX-30 Astina gets the full Vision Technology Pack as standard equipment.
Like the related Mazda 3 small hatchback and sedan, the CX-30 features a revised powertrain for lower grades, while the G20e and X20 M Hybrid models have been axed in Australia.
G20 versions get a revised 114kW/200Nm 2.0-litre Skyactiv-G petrol engine which quotes combined fuel efficiency of 6.3L/100km and emissions of 147g/km – an improvement on both the outgoing G20 and G20e M Hybrid variants.
While Mazda hasn’t detailed how this is achieved in its Australian media release, the Mazda 3 with the same engine receives cylinder deactivation and “other improvements to the combustion process”, claimed to lower CO2 emissions without any compromise to performance or drivability.
G25 models are powered by a carryover 139kW/252Nm 2.5-litre Skyactiv-G petrol engine with both FWD and AWD options. All models are paired with a six-speed automatic transmission as standard – meaning no more manuals, though only the base Pure was offered with a manual shifter locally.
In line with recent changes throughout the Mazda range, all versions of the CX-30 now see their service intervals extend to 12 months or 15,000 kilometres (previously 10,000km).
Sonic Silver has been removed from the paint palette, with Ceramic Metallic and Zircon Sand Metallic (pictured) joining the roster. Black leather is now the only option for Astina models, with the previous White option dropped.
- 2024 Mazda CX-30 G20 Pure: $32,990
- 2024 Mazda CX-30 G20 Evolve: $34,690
- 2024 Mazda CX-30 G20 Touring: $38,690
- 2024 Mazda CX-30 G20 Astina: $43,890
- 2024 Mazda CX-30 G25 Touring: $40,190
- 2024 Mazda CX-30 G25 GT SP: $42,190
- 2024 Mazda CX-30 G25 GT SP AWD: $44,190
- 2024 Mazda CX-30 G25 Astina: $45,390
- 2024 Mazda CX-30 G25 Astina AWD: $47,390
Prices exclude on-road costs
- Vision Technology Pack (Pure, Evolve): $2000
- Vision Technology Pack (Touring): $1800
- Vision Technology Pack (GT SP): $1300
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