Mazda Australia’s new CX-30 small SUV will launch in early 2020 with two four-cylinder engine choices – a 2.0 or 2.5 litre – available in either front- or all-wheel-drive guise.
Documentation seen by CarsGuide show that the 2.0-litre engine will produce 114kW of power, while the 2.5-litre engine ups the ante to 139kW.
Though torque figures were not revealed, the power outputs match the platform-related Mazda3 hatch and sedan engine choices, meaning torque should be 200Nm and 252Nm for the 2.0 and 2.5 litre respectively.
A six-speed manual gearbox is listed, which could be offered in the price-leading front-drive 2.0-litre CX-30, though a six-speed automatic transmission with the same number of ratios is also available.
The 2.5-litre engine is paired exclusively to an automatic transmission.
All-wheel-drive will be available only on automatic versions for the CX-30.
Documentation also shows that the CX-30 will be offered with both 16-inch wheels, likely on cheaper variants, or 18-inch wheels on more expensive grades.
Mazda’s much-hyped 2.0-litre Skyactiv-X engine is also expected to be made available on the CX-30 at some point in the future, though engine was excluded from the documentation seen by CarsGuide.
The compression-ignition Skyactiv-X engine develops 132kW of power and 224Nm of torque in overseas tune, but the 24-volt mild-hybrid system will result in lower fuel consumption figures compared to the aforementioned 2.0- and 2.5-litre powerplants.
The Skyactiv-X engine will make its debut on the Mazda3 sometime next year.
Positioned between the CX-3 and CX-5 crossovers, expect to see the CX-30 start with a price between the former’s $22,710 before on-road costs and the latter’s $30,880 opening figures.
Full Australian pricing and specification is expected to be revealed closer to the CX-30’s launch.