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Aiming to offer the city-friendly dimensions of the CX-3 with the interior practicality of the CX-5, the CX-30 measures 4,395mm long, 1,795mm wide, 1,540mm high and has a 2,655mm wheelbase. It looks similar in the body to the CX-3, but has more pronounced body cladding around the wheel arches, while inside is a driver-focused interior replete with Mazda's usual MZD infotainment and generally well-sorted ergonomics.
Boot space stands at 430 litres with all five seats in place, almost perfectly equidistant between the CX-3's 350-litre cargo bay and the 506-litre load area on offer in the CX-5. The company says technologies included in the CX-30 include eight-speaker Mazda or 12-speaker Bose audio systems, i-Activ all-wheel drive with G-Vectoring Control, i-Activsense active safety features (including a driver monitoring system, for the first time) and the latest SkyActiv engines - likely petrol and diesel, with one option being the clever SPCCI SkyActiv-X engine we've already tried in prototype form.