Let's take a quick look at Mazda's latest crossover with the introduction of the new CX-30.

It continues from the new Mazda 3 hatch and takes its powertrain and innovation briefs as well. Costs haven't been affirmed at this point; we'll discover the amount it'll cost in the fall of 2019 when it appears on the market in December. Hope that it should be something around £2000-£3000 over an equal Mazda 3 hatch.

What engines inside the Mazda CX-30?

There's a 120bhp 2.0-litre naturally-aspirated petrol (badged Skyactiv-G), Mazda’s new Spark Controlled Compression Ignition petrol engine (called Skyactiv-X) and a 114bhp 2.0-litre turbodiesel (Skyactiv-D) ready from showcase when the vehicle lands in the UK. We drove a petrol auto and a diesel manual – both front-wheel-drive (you can also choose all-wheel drive).

The typical petrol is smooth and well-insulated nearby, however, it does not have any real punch, as Mazda keeps on avoiding putting turbos on its vehicles. While it revs freely – something Mazda has placed significant effort into making a normal for its entire motor range – the absence of torque just makes this 2.0-liter motor feel gasping and stressed when you apply more revs to overtake.

Talk about the diesel, we would have recommended you go for that, although the motor isn't going to the UK showcase. For European purchasers, it simply has somewhat more punch lower down in the rev range and greater adaptability in everyday use. The trade-off is that it's very blunt getting up to speed, yet it also means your CX-30 can pull the skin off a rice pudding.

Mazda CX-30: decision

In a packed fragment, the CX-30 puts forth a respectable defense for itself. Mazda's design department keeps on creating sexy vehicles, its interior rivals the best in the category and it will connect with you a little more than your average little SUV.

Does the majority of this sound great to you? In case you need the taller ride height or somewhat greater boot, the Mazda 3 hatch does the majority of this as well as handles a little more flawlessly.