The new Mazda CX-30 is available to order now, in a five trim-level range, with prices starting from £22,895.

Slotting into the Mazda SUV range between the CX-3 and CX-5, the CX-30 will be the company’s first new model to arrive without the option of a diesel engine.

Instead, power will come from a choice of two petrol engines – the 122ps 2.0-litre Skyactiv-G, as we tested recently in the new Mazda3, and the new, technically-innovative 2.0-litre Skyactiv-X spark-controlled compression ignition engine with 180ps and 224Nm.

Both make use of Mazda’s new 24v mild-hybrid system, and deliver WLTP Combined economy figures ranging from 40.4 (180ps AWD Auto) to 47.9 mpg (180ps 2WD manual).

Only the 180ps Skyactiv-X models have the option of all-wheel-drive, while both engines are available with an automatic transmission.

Ironically, the most economical model – the Skyactiv-X 2WD manual – is also the fastest, recording a 0-62mph time of 8.5 seconds, while the 122ps model covers the same ground in 10.6 seconds (manual) or 11.2 (auto).

The range starts with the SE-L, itself surprisingly generously equipped, with automatic LED headlights with high-beam control, LED rear lights, rear parking sensors, head-up display, air conditioning, 8.8-inch centre display, navigation with 5 years of European map updates, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, radar cruise control, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, driver attention alert, intelligent speed assist, lane-keep assist, and more.

SE-L Lux models go further with an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, front and rear parking sensors, reversing camera, power tailgate, heated front seats, dual-zone climate control, keyless entry, and a CD player.

Sport Lux brings with it larger 18-inch alloy wheels, black grille and door pillar trim, adaptive LED headlights, signature LED lights front and rear, privacy glass, power sunroof (Skyactiv-X only), and some interior trim tweaks.

GT Sport adds leather upholstery, power driver’s seat, heated steering wheel, and a 12-speaker Bose stereo, while the range-topping GT Sport Tech goes heavy on the driver aids with Cruising & Traffic Support, 360-degree camera system, driver monitoring, front and rear cross traffic brake, and smart city brake support.

Eight exterior colours are available, while the GT Sport’s black leather with ‘rich brown’ inserts can be upgraded to Stone leather for £200.

Available to order now, the new Mazda CX-30 is expected to arrive in UK dealers in January 2020.

Mazda CX-30 Prices

SE-LSE-L LuxSport LuxGT SportGT Sport Tech
Skyactiv-G
2.0 122ps£22,895£24,195£25,295£27,095£27,995
2.0 122ps Auto£24,395£25,695£26,795£28,595£29,495
Skyactiv-X
2.0 180ps£24,375£25,675£27,075 (£29,295)£28,875 (£31,095)£29,775 (£31,995)
2.0 180ps Auto£25,895£27,195£28,595 (£30,795)£30,395 (£32,595)£31,295 (£33,495)

(Prices in brackets include power sunroof)