While in Europe the Mazda CX-30 will offer three powertrain choices, including the revolutionary SkyActiv-X 2.0, North American customers will have to settle for only one engine – at least at launch.
Mazda announced that the CX-30 will launch in Mexico in November with the SkyActiv-G 2.5-liter naturally aspirated gasoline engine rated at 187 HP (189 PS) and 186 lb-ft (252 Nm) of torque.
In Mexico, the CX-30 will offer two trim levels at launch, the i Sport 2WD and i Grand Touring 2WD. Interestingly, there will be no available AWD model when the all-new 2020 Mazda CX-30 arrives in Mexican dealerships next month.
This is typical of the Mexican market, where the CX-3 and CX-5 are also offered exclusively with front-wheel-drive; only the CX-9 offers an AWD option there. However, in the U.S. and Canada the CX-30 is expected to offer all-wheel drive from launch.
The base Mazda CX-30 offers a generous standard equipment in Mexico, including seven airbags, ABS with EBD, traction control, cruise control, rear parking sensors, tire pressure monitoring, and dynamic stability control.