Mazda CX-30 May Only Have One Engine Option In The US

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Mazda's new compact crossover has three engine options in Europe, but only one will be available in the US.

At the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, Mazda expanded the CX range with the all-new CX-30, a stylish compact crossover that slots between the CX-3 and CX-5. In Europe, three engine options will be available, including a 2.0-liter inline-four gasoline and a 1.8-liter diesel. US engine options haven't been confirmed, but Autonews Mexico reports the CX-30 will arrive in Mexico this November with only one engine option: a SkyActiv-G 2.5-liter naturally aspirated gasoline engine with 187 horsepower and 186 lb-ft of torque.

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The 2020 Mazda CX-30 will be exported to the US and Canada from Mazda's Salamanca plant in Mexico, so it would make sense for the 2.5-liter engine to be offered in these markets as well. The 2020 Mazda3 sedan, which is built at the same plant in Salamanca, is also only offered with a 2.5-liter engine in the US.

According to Autonews Mexico, the CX-30 will be available with two trim levels including the i Sport 2WD and i Grand Touring 2WD. Yes, you read that right, there won't be an all-wheel-drive version of the 2020 Mazda CX-30 when it launches in Mexico, despite AWD being an available option in Europe on all CX-30 models. We'll have to wait and see if the AWD version will be available in the US.

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Standard equipment for the Mazda CX-30 will include seven airbags, ABS with EBD, traction control, cruise control, rear parking sensors, tire pressure monitoring, dynamic stability control, and 18-inch alloy wheels. Inside, the CX-30 features an eight-way power-adjustable driver's seat, dual-zone automatic climate control, and an 8.8-inch infotainment display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support.

US pricing hasn't been confirmed, but the Mazda CX-30 will start at 424,900 pesos in Mexico. That's around $21,750, which would slot the CX-30's pricing in between the CX-3, which starts at $20,390, and the CX-5, which starts at $24,350.

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