Mazda has revealed the international pricing for its incoming CX-30, giving us our first proper guide at what we can expect to pay when the brand's newest SUV lands in Australia next year.
In the UK, the CX-30 will predictably slot between the CX-3 and CX-5, with pricing there kicking off at around £23,000 pounds for the entry-level car, and climbing to the £33,495 for the top trim in the five-model range
It's worth pointing out here that the base-model CX-3 commands £17,595 in the UK, which means the CX-30 will command a £5,500 premium above Mazda's smallest SUV.
So, if we were to extrapolate those figures - and given the cheapest automatic gearbox-equipped CX-3 you can buy in Australia starts at $24,710, while an auto-equipped CX-5 starts at $32,880 - that would push the entry point to the CX-30 to close to $30,000.
That money should buy you the 114kW/200Nm Skyactiv-G 2.0-litre engine, and in the UK, the cheapest car arrives with 16-inch alloys, LED headlights and tail-lights, rear parking sensors, active cruise control, lane keep assist and blind spot monitoring, as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
It must be said, though, Mazda is yet to confirm local pricing and specification details for its newest SUV, which is due to arrive in Australia in the first three months of 2020, so these numbers are a mere guide. But we'll update you the moment we hear more.