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Mazda CX-30 is 2020 Thailand Car of the Year

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Mazda Motor Corporation’s crossover SUV, Mazda CX-30, has been named Thailand Car of the Year 2020 by the Thai Automotive Journalists Association.

This is the third time in history and the second year running that a Mazda vehicle takes the award after the Mazda3 and CX-3 won the award in 2019 and 2016 respectively.

The CX-30 was chosen as the top pick among seven finalists by a judging panel comprised of over 60 automotive journalists.

Since February 2020, the Thai specification model of the CX-30 has been locally produced at AutoAlliance (Thailand) Co., Ltd.

As for the Malaysian market, Bermaz Motor Sdn Bhd, the authorised distributor of Mazda vehicles in Malaysia recently announced that the CX-30 has gone through a minor update for 2020.

The big news is that the entry level Mazda CX-30 Skactiv-G 2.0L 2WD variant (Model Code: DGE4RBL) is now equipped with Power Tailgate as standard.

The liftgate opening is 1,020mm wide, while the height of the flip is a relatively low 731mm, making it easier to load and unload heavy or bulky cargo.

With the update, the price of the aforementioned variant has increased by RM3,110 to RM144,759 on-the-road without insurance, minus SST. The other variants – the CX-30 2.0 2WD High, CX-30 2.0 AWD High, and CX-30 1.8D 2WD High are priced at RM159,109, RM170,459, and RM167,673 respectively (minus SST).

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Mazda CX-30 Named Thailand Car of the Year 2020

HIROSHIMA, Japan—Mazda Motor Corporation’s crossover SUV, Mazda CX-30, has been named Thailand Car of the Year 2020 by the Thai Automotive Journalists Association. This is the third time in history and the second year running that a Mazda vehicle takes the award after the Mazda3 and CX-3 won the award in 2019 and 2016 respectively.

The CX-30 was chosen as the top pick among seven finalists by a judging panel comprised of over 60 automotive journalists.

The CX-30 is a compact crossover that combines the bold proportions of an SUV with elegant styling that embodies Mazda’s Kodo design language. The vehicle is brought to life through reflections of the surroundings on its body that beautifully change according to the vehicle’s movement, location and the season.

Furthermore, the CX-30 enriches time spent with loved ones with its cabin that comfortably sits four adults and offers a high level of quietness, as well as the vehicle’s high-quality interior that has been refined down to the smallest details.

Since February 2020, the Thai specification model of the CX-30 has been locally produced at AutoAlliance (Thailand) Co., Ltd.

Mazda continues its commitment to become a brand that creates special bonds with customers and enriches their lives by offering a car ownership experience that focuses on the pure essence of cars—the joy of driving.

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Mazda CX-30 Conquers Kazakhstan

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As much as urban SUVs claim to be sporty, active, rugged and what not, not all of them are actually as capable as they claim to be.

More often than not, these crossovers are just jacked up versions of another sedan or hatchback in the brand’s portfolio that were built to function in urban surroundings and maybe an itsy bitsy bit of gravel and uneven surfaces.

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However, there are also some models that are more capable than we think, such as the Mazda CX-30, thanks to the i-Activ all-wheel drive system.

Mazda CX-30 Kazakhstan

The CX-30 and its all-wheel drive system was just put to the test as the SUV was driven from Eastern Kazakhstan to the border of China through more than 800 km of some truly challenging surroundings.

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Carried out earlier this year before Covid-19 travel restrictions, this latest Mazda expedition follows the unique 2018 Siberian media drive, when Mazda became the first manufacturer to cross Lake Baikal in Siberia with standard production cars, creating a new route across its frozen surface in CX-5s again highlighting the ability of Mazda’s i-Activ all-wheel drive system.

Check out the video to see how the CX-30 conquered the expedition:

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In its centenary year, Mazda’s latest challenging drive event has seen the Mazda CX-30 and its all-wheel drive system put to the test with a 520-mile drive across Eastern Kazakhstan to the border of China, taking in sections of the legendary Silk Road trading route to experience the barren beauty of remote central Asia.

Carried out earlier this year before Covid-19 travel restrictions, this latest Mazda expedition follows the unique 2018 Siberian media drive, when Mazda became the first manufacturer to cross Lake Baikal in Siberia with standard production cars, creating a new route across its frozen surface in CX-5s again highlighting the ability of Mazda’s i-Activ all-wheel drive system.

Mazda’s love of using a drive to challenge man and machine is as strong today as it was in 1936 when a group of pioneers set out to demonstrate the durability of Mazda’s first vehicle – a three-wheeled open truck called the Mazda Go. An early example of Mazda’s willingness to take on an ambitious drive, five Mazda-Go models (type KC and DC) set out from the southernmost tip of Japan’s main island chain, and showcased the Mazda Go over 1,680miles of dusty, muddy and backbone-rattling trails, arriving in Tokyo 25 days later. The publicity significantly boosted sales and raised the company’s profile, something Mazda would aim to repeat with later heroic drives.

In 1977 to promote the first-generation Mazda 323, a pair of 323 hatchbacks made the 9,320-mile journey from Hiroshima to their European premiere at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Incredibly at the height of the Cold War, the two 323s drove through the Soviet Union, tackling poor roads and tough conditions to highlight the all-new hatchback’s reliability even before it went on sale. The famous 1977 expedition was echoed in 1990 when six Mazda vehicles (626s, 323s and E2200 vans) drove from Hiroshima to Mazda’s German headquarters in Leverkusen, this time through the dissolving Soviet Union. While in 2013, several third-generation Mazda3s repeated the factory to Frankfurt Motor Show excursion, driving through Russia, Belarus and Poland. 

Inspired by these challenging drives and public vehicle tests, today’s Mazda Epic Drive media events, allow journalists to experience challenging roads, amazing scenery and unique adventure from behind the wheel of a Mazda. Whether it’s lapping Iceland in an MX-5, savouring the twisting tarmac and volcanic beauty of the mid-Atlantic Azores in a Mazda2 or exploring the wonders of extreme road engineering through the tunnels, bridges and mountain passes in Norway – the modern Mazda epic drive delivers incredible journeys to media, at the same time as highlighting the driver-focused engineering that Mazda is known for.

Like the 2018 crossing of Lake Baikal with CX-5s, the 2020 Mazda CX-30 Epic Drive in Kazakhstan allowed for the perfect demonstration of Mazda’s i-Activ all-wheel drive system. Featuring Mazda’s new-generation Skyactiv-Vehicle Architecture, the CX-30’s evolved generation of i-Activ AWD works in harmony with G-Vectoring Control Plus (GVC Plus) to control torque distribution between the front and rear wheels, to deliver an even more engaging driving experience.

Thanks to newly developed control system and new technologies to reduce friction, Mazda’s i-Activ AWD system delivers a refined and stable ride in any driving situation while also achieving real-world fuel economy almost on a par with a front-wheel drive vehicle. Mazda’s evolved four-wheel drive system adds ‘four-wheel vertical load’ detection and works in harmony with GVC (G-Vectoring Control) to control torque distribution between the front and rear wheels, enhancing traction and grip regardless of the driving scenario. It also significantly reduces overall mechanical loss and contributes to improved fuel economy.

Newly adopted friction-reducing technologies include a rubber damper inside the power take-off unit that greatly reduces fluctuations in input torque sent to the rear-wheel-drive unit, and a new setting that applies a slight difference in the deceleration ratio between the power take-off and rear differential. By quickly adjusting torque distribution only when necessary, the system features positive response and enhanced real-world fuel economy. The rear differential reduces mechanical loss by adopting ball bearings and the use of low-viscosity oil, along with a design that stores oil in the upper part and supplies just the necessary amount where and when required. Acting in combination, these measures increase the precision of the AWD control unit while significantly reducing overall mechanical losses.

At the beginning of a turn, the AWD system will maintain the existing front/rear torque distribution to prioritise better turning response through the GVC unit’s engine torque control. After the initial turn-in, the AWD system gradually increases the amount of torque sent to the rear wheels to realise neutral steering and more stable vehicle motion. Harmonisation with GVC also substantially improves rear torque response and linearity with respect to the driver’s accelerator inputs. When accelerating, more torque is distributed to the rear wheels, and more to the front wheels when decelerating, maximising the traction performance of all four tyres. It also improves controllability, so the vehicle responds faithfully to the driver’s intentions when engaging in active steering.

An all-wheel drive system designed to deliver real-world flexibility, the 520-mile Kazakhstan Epic Drive route offered a real mix of driving conditions to put it and the CX-30 to the test – from city streets to modern dual carriageways, to rutted tarmac and off-road gravel tracks this drive had it all.  

Starting in Almaty – Kazakhstan’s biggest city located on a plateau in the shadow of the mountainous Trans lli Alatau range in Southern Kazakhstan close to the border with Kyrgyzstan – the CX-30s left the modern heart of the city taking on ruthless traffic jams on the way out of the sprawling city and onto the modern A3 highway heading towards the Aityn Emel National Park. Here the CX-30s headed away from tarmac roads onto gravel roads for a dusty and challenging drive to the famous Singing Dune. While not an outright off-road SUV, the CX-30’s AWD system ensured excellent traction on the low grip Kazak National Park roads.

From the stunning 150m Singing Dune – named due to the way the winds and moving sands create an eerie almost chorus like sound-  the route headed back out of the sub-desert plains with their roaming camels to the town of Zharkent, which is just a stone’s throw from the Chinese border at the South Eastern edge of this vast country. On day two the Kazakhstan Epic Drive route took the cars south towards the Charyn Canyon and more challenging gravel roads through a series of incredible canyons that look strangely familiar to the wilds of Nevada yet sit in the heart of remote central Asia. After this the route headed west back towards Almaty skirting the vast Kapshagay Reservoir.

The Mazda CX-30s completed the Kazakhstan Epic Drive with ease, proving the adaptability of Mazda’s latest SUV and the abilities of the i-Activ AWD system. To experience the Mazda MX-30 Kazakhstan Epic Drive virtually, the full experience can be seen in this incredible film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRMcETWSSqo&feature=youtu.be

Exclusively matched with the 180ps Skyactiv-X engine and offered with a choice of automatic or manual transmissions, all-wheel drive CX-30s are available in Sport Lux, GT Sport and GT Sport Tech trim, while Mazda’s i-Activ AWD system is also available on GT Sport Tech Skyactiv-X Mazda3 hatchback, again with a choice of transmission. Step up to the Mazda CX-5 and all-wheel drive is offered matched to the 184ps Skyactiv-D engine in both Sport and GT Sport models.

Across, the Mazda CX-30 and Mazda CX-5 SUV range, and with the flagship GT Sport Tech Mazda3 hatchback, Mazda’s i-Activ all-wheel drive offers the security and reassurance of four-wheel drive grip combined with fuel-efficiency and improved driver engagement wherever you drive.

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Mazda CX-30 2.0L 2WD Now Gets Powered Tailgate as Standard

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Bermaz Motor Sdn Bhd, the authorised distributor of Mazda vehicles in Malaysia recently announced that the CX-30 has gone through a minor update for 2020.

The big news is that the entry level Mazda CX-30 Skactiv-G 2.0L 2WD variant (Model Code: DGE4RBL) is now equipped with Power Tailgate as standard.

The liftgate opening is 1,020mm wide, while the height of the flip is a relatively low 731mm, making it easier to load and unload heavy or bulky cargo.

With the update, the price of the aforementioned variant has increased by RM3,110 to RM144,759 on-the-road without insurance, minus SST. The other variants on the other hand, remain as they are.

To know more about the CX-30, read the launch article here.

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2020 Mazda CX-30 2.0L AWD Variant Launched – RM176k

Bermaz Motor Sdn Bhd, the authorised distributor for Mazda in Malaysia announced today that the CX-30 SUV which was launched just months ago, has been updated.

The big news is the introduction of the CX-30 2.0L AWD High variant, which is now the range topping model in the range, with an asking price of RM176,059.

With the introduction of the AWD variant, the CX-30 is now available in four variants:

  • CX-30 2.0L 2WD – RM145,759
  • CX-30 2.0L 2WD High – RM164,059
  • CX-30 1.8L Diesel 2WD High – RM172,943
  • CX-30 2.0L AWD High – RM176,059

Powering the new variant is the same 2.0 litre SkyActiv-G four-cylinder engine and 6-speed automatic gearbox as the other 2.0G variants, but with Mazda’s i-Activ all-wheel drive system. Total output figures stand at 162 hp and 213 Nm of torque.

The i-Activ AWD system also comes equipped with an Off-road Traction Assist system, which distributes power to the tires that are in contact with the road surface to maximize traction performance.

Apart from the i-Activ AWD system and the off-road traction assist system, the 2.0L SKYACTIV-G AWD retains the same specification as the 2.0L SKYACTIV-G High spec variant.

Besides the new variant, the entry level CX-30 2.0L Skyactiv-G has been updated with a couple of new features such as the Mazda Advanced Keyless entry, and the Walk Away Lock feature. Thanks to the new features, price has gone up by RM2,700 to RM145,759.

The MAZDA CX-30 is currently CBU from Japan. The colour line-up remains unchanged, comprising Soul Red Crystal, Machine Gray, Jet Black, Deep Crystal Blue, Sonic Silver, Snowflake White Pearl, Titanium Flash and Polymetal Gray Metallic; making a total of 8 colours available.

All new Mazda vehicles will have 5-Years Manufacturer Warranty + 5-Years Free Maintenance (except Mazda BT-50) according to manufacturer’s standards inclusive of labour, parts and lubricants.

Both Manufacturer Warranty and Free Maintenance have a coverage period of five years and a mileage limit of 100,000km, whichever comes first.

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Mazda CX-30 Launched In Malaysia – From RM143k

The All-New Mazda CX-30 has been officially launched in Malaysia, filling in the gap between the CX-3 and the CX-5.

On the exterior, the overall design of the CX-30 portrays the releasing and diffusing of energy built-up from the nose and the front fenders though to the rear tires in a single motion to convey a sense of strong forward motion.

Other exterior refinements include a lower body with sleekly flowing proportions of a coupe, as well as LED lights all around.

Inside, the cockpit is symmetrical and firmly centered on the driver, with all three meters in the meter cluster and the center display correctly angled towards the driving position, giving the driver an enhanced sense of unity with the vehicle and an even easier operation.

A secondary, wing shaped hood is fitted to the upper area of the dashboard. Running horizontally from the top of the meter hood to the end of the door trim on the passenger side, it generates an airy atmosphere that give the cockpit an expansive feel, as well as adding to the front passenger’s feeling of relaxation, comfort and security.

Stitching on the edge of the hood is one more expression of the CX-30’s refined interior quality. The wide floor console groups the shift lever, cup holders and commander control forward in a ‘control area’ close to the driver for convenient operation, while the gently curved knee rest behind create a warm, contrasting atmosphere.

The shift panel has an evolved version of Mazda’s ‘two-layer molding’ technology originally developed for the new Mazda3. Light striking the deep smoke-gray panel reveals a metallic pattern engraved in the base later to accentuate CX-30’s atmosphere of fine detailing and advanced character.

Luggage capacity is a generous 430 litres, enough to simultaneously accommodate a large, global-standard baby carriage and a carry-on bag.

The liftgate opening is 1,020mm wide, while the height of the flip is a relatively low 731mm, making it easier to load and unload heavy or bulky cargo.

The Active Driving Display, meters and center display were all redesigned to present information in a simple fashion, while the fonts used were unified to create a pleasing and consistent look.

Where infotainment is concerned, the CX-30 adopts an 8.8-inch wide-screen center display, offering simplified operation that requires only the use of the commander control, it also features a new intuitive guidance system that makes the commander control easier to operate.

The standard audio system features a 3-way, 8-speaker configuration with 3L woofers mounted at the sides of the cowl, 2.5cm tweeters on the left and right sail garnishes and 8cm squawkers on the upper section of the front and rear door trim.

Under the hood, the CX-30 gets two engine options – the latest Skyactiv-G 2.0 gasoline engine and a 1.8-litre SKYACTIV-D turbodiesel.

While the former makes 162 hp and 213 Nm of torque, while the new diesel engine produces 114 hp and 270 Nm of torque. All variants are paired with a six-speed automatic transmission that delivers power exclusively to the front wheels.

In the area of active safety, CX-30’s i-Activsense, is available on the CX-30 High variants, while further evolved technologies to help prevent accidents through advanced brake control enhance the omnidirectional sensing capability Mazda is pursuing.

Other i-ACTIVSENSE advanced safety features includes; Driver Attention Alert (DAA), Adaptive Front-Lighting System (AFS), High Beam Control (HBC), Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (RCTA), Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS) with Lane-Keep Assist System (LAS), Front & Rear Smart Brake Support (SBS) and Mazda Radar Cruise Control (MRCC).

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Mazda CX-30 Open for Booking – From RM143k

Mazda Malaysia today announced that the all-new Mazda CX-30, which sits between the CX-3 and CX-5 SUVs in the stable, is now officially open for booking.

Imported from Japan, the Mazda CX-30 is available in three variants, with prices as mentioned below:

  • CX-30 2.0L (2WD) – RM143,119
  • CX-30 2.0L High (2WD) – RM164,119
  • CX-30 1.8L Diesel High (2WD) – RM173,027

While the petrol variants of the CX-30 are powered by a 2.0-litre Skyactiv-G engine producing 163 hp and 213 Nm of torque, the diesel variant gets a Skyactiv-D engine that makes 116 PS and 270 Nm of maximum torque.

Both petrol and diesel versions get the same 6-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode, which send power exclusively to the front wheels.

Standard features across the board include LED headlights and taillights with auto-levelling, automatic wipers, auto-folding side mirrors, a sunroof, rear spoiler, a retractable cargo cover, as well as Mazda Connect infotainment system with an 8.8-inch touch screen display.

Exclusive for the CX-30 2.0L High and CX-30 1.8L Diesel however, are features like LED tail lamps with signature illumination, Mazda Advance Keyless Entry, a powered tailgate, front and rear parking sensors, leather seats, as well as 17-inch wheels (vs base spec’s 16-inch).

The colour line-up includes Soul Red Crystal, Machine Gray, Titanium Flash, Jet Black, Deep Crystal Blue, Sonic Silver, Snowflake White Pearl and Polymetal Gray Metallic; making a total of 8 colors available.

All new Mazda vehicles registered from January 1, 2019 onwards will have 5-Years Manufacturer Warranty + 5-Years Free Maintenance (except Mazda BT-50) according to manufacturer’s standards inclusive of labour, parts and lubricants. Both Manufacturer Warranty and Free Maintenance have a coverage period of five years and a mileage limit of 100,000km, whichever comes first.

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