Mazda Motor Corp. is resuming new-product launches in China after a two-year interval. The Mazda CX-30 will go on sale next week as the Japanese carmaker’s fifth crossover in the market.
The compact crossover will be priced from 129,900 yuan ($18,180) to 176,900 yuan, according to Changan Mazda, Mazda’s joint venture with Changan Automobile Co., which produces the CX-30.
The crossover, similar in size to the Toyota C-HR and Honda XR-V, is fitted with Mazda’s Skyactiv powertrain comprised of a 2.6-liter gasoline engine and a six-speed automatic transmission.
Aside from the CX-30, Mazda assembles the CX-5 and CX-8 crossovers as well as the Mazda 3 sedan at Changan Mazda.
It also builds the CX-4 and the Mazda 6 sedan at a partnership with China FAW Group Corp.
Mazda’s China sales, reflecting a lack of new products, slumped the past two years after peaking at 309,000 in 2017.
In 2019, the company’s China deliveries fell 16 percent to 227,750, after dropping 12 percent a year earlier.
In the first four months, Mazda’s local sales slipped 23 percent to 53,442, according to the Japanese brand’s China office.