Mark Jones
Road Test Editor
3 minute read
13 Feb 2021
8:32 am

Mazda CX-30: Japanese declare war on Germans

Mark Jones

This ambitious compact SUV has its sights set on premium competitors.

Mazda CX-30

You can forget about them going after their own, or the offerings from South Korea, France or heaven forbid, the US. They are going after the big boys. The big question though is, does Mazda's new CX-30 have the firepower to tackle the likes of Volkswagen's popular T-Roc and Audi's premium Q2? I was recently given the opportunity of a brief launch drive of this new model that slots in above the CX-3 and below the CX-5 to wrap my head around if this is even remotely possible. We have already brought you all the details in our launch story...