While SUVs have a softer image than the four-wheel drives they derived from, they are still seen as lacking the dynamic performance that we associated with sedans and hatchbacks.
Mazda has just launched in Australia what they define as a Crossover vehicle; the CX-30. They said
“Where many SUVs may feel cumbersome in tight manoeuvres or corners, the CX-30 offers the practicality of an SUV combined with coupe-like styling and dynamic handling. inspired by its small car sibling, Mazda3”.
The vehicle is slotted between their CX-3 and CX-5 SUVs and is priced from $30,000 to $43,500 plus on road costs.