Mazda launches the CX-30 Crossover SUV

Dynamic CX30 -ThomasWielecki- 06Does the expression SUV imply a functional but lumbering vehicle?  David Brown reports on Mazda’s new model that is part SUV, part sedan

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.

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David’s boyhood passion for motor cars did not immediately lead to a professional role in the motor industry. A qualified Civil Engineer he specialised in traffic engineering and transport planning. What followed were various positions including being seconded to a government think-tank for the planning of transport firstly in Sydney and then for the whole of NSW. After working with the NRMA and as a consultant he moved to being an independent writer and commentator on the broader areas of transport and the more specific areas of the cars we drive. His half hour motoring program “Overdrive” has been described as an “informed, humorous and irreverent look at motoring and transport from Australia and overseas”. It is heard on 22 stations across Australia. He does weekly interviews with several ABC radio stations and is also heard on commercial radio in Sydney. David has written for metropolitan and regional newspapers and has presented regular segments on metropolitan and regional television stations. David is also a contributor for AnyAuto