Hot Mazda CX-30 Turbo to be revealed this month

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Words: Matthew Hansen
8 Sep 2020

Mazda’s latest SUV, the CX-30, is set to gain a more powerful turbocharged all-wheel drive variant according to overseas reports. And, thanks to information released by Mazda’s Mexico arm, we now know when it’s going to launch globally.

Mazda Mexico has published that the CX-30 Turbo will be launched on September 17. The model has previously only been rumoured, but a short statement posted on social media by the group has confirmed both its existence and its launch date.

"There is a strong rumor about CX-30 and its turbo version. I confirm that, indeed, Mazda CX-30 will arrive with a turbocharged AWD engine,” said the statement, translated to English. “We will have all the details ready on September 17th through our official site mazda.mx."

While it’s still to be formally confirmed, it’s expected that the CX-30 Turbo will utilise the same turbocharged 2.5-litre petrol four as in the overseas market Mazda3 Turbo. In its Three application, it produces up to 186kW of power and 434Nm of torque.

Those figures, if paired with the CX-30, looks favourable when compared to the range-topping Volkswagen T-Roc R’s 140kW/320Nm. In fact, they place it closer to the larger and quicker 176kW/500Nm Skoda Kodiaq RS.

NZ Autocar has contacted Mazda New Zealand to see whether the model is being considered for our market. But, those who are interested should perhaps not hold their breath.

Local Mazda allocation of the 3 and CX-30 is supplied from Thailand, and it’s expected that the CX-30 Turbo will be exclusively built on the model’s Mexican production line for the North and South American region. Still, dreams are free.

 

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