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Mazda CX 25 going Turbo in US – SA later

  • SkyActiv-G 2.5 Turbo engine can make 170kW/420Nm
  • CX-30 2.5 Turbo has i-Activ all-wheel drive
  • New tech, modern design, great driving

IRVINE, California – The Mazda CX-30’s compact profile helps it through tight turns, bold proportions provide space to travel with all essentials, and the automaker’s US wing says the sub-compact crossover is ”an ideal companion”

From now, Mazda US says, the CX-30 range is joined by a turbo version whose AWD has expanded the car’s abilities for travel not only in the city but also the great outdoors. And the fun roads in beween with 170kW / 420Nm with the turbo tap open.

The Corner told you about the new CX back in 2019. You can view the images of the car there.

SUPPORT FEATURE

New i-Activsense safety features include auto braking if a stationary or moving obstacle is encountered when reversing at up to six km/h. Traffic Jan Assist uses cruise control radar and lane definition to stay with traffice at up to

A new support feature, Traffic Jam Assist, enhances Mazda’s radar cruise control in certain situations  at up to 60km/h by providing steering input to stay within lane markers and 360° camera coverage watches everything going on around the car.

Further driving aids for the Turbo Mazda include traffic sign recognition and self-adjusting front lights but the main fun benefit is the addition of turbocharging and the CX-30 2.5 Turbo’s silhouette, Mazda US says, ”matches the drive of the engine while continuing to accentuate the engaging experience of a Mazda”.

”The level of craftsmanship in the cabin is,” Mazda says, ”elegant with its seamless blending of materials, such as a frameless auto-dimming rear-view mirror, black upper fascias and chromed finishes.”

READ MORE Mazda features on Carman’s Corner

Ergonomics have been put into play with the steering-wheel controls, the location of the Bose 12-audio, the proportions of the 21cm display and fully adjustable seats and the whole package rides on 18” black aluminium alloy rims.

The 2021 CX-30 2.5 Turbo is scheduled to go on sale in the US by the end of 2020 – call your local dealer, tell them what you’ve read here, and ask when the Turbo might/will/should reach South Africa.

US prices have still to be announced.

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