Geneva - Mazda has found room for yet another compact crossover in its line-up - meet the first-ever CX-30, which is due to hit South African shores in the first quarter of 2020.
With a length of 4395mm and a width of 1795mm, it slots between the current CX-3 and CX-5 in size terms, and has a similar footprint to the Nissan Qashqai and Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross.
In design terms it follows the path forged by the new-generation Mazda3, and it’s also going to be offered with Mazda’s innovative Skyactiv-X petrol motor with diesel-like compression ignition, while the conventional Skyactiv petrol engines will be mated to mild hybrid technology. Permanent all-wheel drive will also be offered.
The South African drivetrain line-up has yet to be confirmed however.
As for practicality, the CX-30 offers 430 litres of boot space with all seats in place and it can be ordered with a powered tailgate.