Mazda surprised the world with the launching of its first-ever e-car named Mazda MX-30. Its attempt to heed the call for a greener vehicle finally came to life. Yet, what other people fail to notice is its other subcompact crossover. Mazda CX-30 is here to provide you with a one-of-a-kind driving experience. It remains in line with its iconic zoom-zoom, and you can get one with the M Hybrid technology.
Now that it is also available in Canada, businesses are also eyeing this new model. Whether for personal or business, it is a reliable and optimal choice. With that, we will look at why entrepreneurs should go for a subcompact crossover like Mazda CX-30.
Canada’s average car prices (except light trucks) ranged from $28,200 to $37,000 in 1Q 2020. But when the pandemic spread, it upended the market trend. Despite the fear of going out, many people still had to work or do business. This fear became evident in their transportation means.
For instance, bus ridership dropped by 14% from 4Q 2019 to 1Q 2020. When the pandemic peaked in 2Q 2020, the number plunged from 420 million to 90 million. In only a quarter, bus ridership changed by -79%. It mirrors how Canadians shifted from riding public vehicles to buying private cars.
Chart Taken from Statistics Canada
The industry faces car shortages with an inventory drop of 8.5% monthly and 53% YoY. It is no wonder that car prices skyrocketed, with a new all-time high at over $40,000 this year. With that, even the used car market sees an influx of buyers. Now, the average used car prices are almost $30,000.
Meanwhile, the prices of the Mazda CX-30 in Canada remain unperturbed. GX is the cheapest at $24,850, followed by GS at $27,650, and GT at $34,150. You can also customize your own, so prices may be higher. The good thing about it is that the Mazda MX-30 can be all-wheel or front-wheel drive. Your choice depends on the terrain and the most prevailing weather conditions.
An all-wheel-drive configuration is better in the wet and Winter season due to its firm grip. But, it is rare and expensive. Meanwhile, an FWD configuration provides better fuel economy and interior. Plus, you can use it in any season. But for safer winter driving, be sure to use winter tires.
This makes Mazda CX-30 an optimal choice for businesses, especially for startups. But as mentioned above, there is flooding demand for new and used cars. The good thing is that the Mazda CX-30 has only become available in Canada recently. As such, there is still a chance for you to find one.
The Mazda CX-30 can accommodate five people with ample legroom in the rear seat. The driver and the passenger seat beside him can ride in comfort with an airy ambiance. Subcompact crossovers like this model are more spacious than the typical sedans. They have a larger space for cargos or boxes containing your products.
Moreso, the new version of this model comes with a front and rear 360-degree exterior camera. It also has front and rear sensors that can detect anything near your vehicle. Hence, you will know in advance if your car will hit any object or vehicle. You will have an amazing driving experience while the products inside the vehicle are safe.
Given this, it is no wonder it got a Good+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. But these extra protection features are not available in the Mazda CX-30 (GX).
Business owners will love the Mazda CX-30 for its navigation system. It can guide you when meeting clients or delivering products to an unfamiliar place. It also has a dual-zone automatic climate control system. With its good temperature adjustment system, products remain in good condition.
Moreso, it features a rotary controller on the center console. You can have a pleasurable ride regardless of the distance. Depending on your device, you may either use Android Auto or Apple Carplay to connect. Hence, you can enjoy it while working or doing business.
With regards to the standard engine, the model comes with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine. This is good for 186 horsepower, the highest output for subcompact crossovers. Even so, it appears that it can be improved further. Now, it produces 227 horsepower, which can even go up to 250 with premium fuel. It enables you to go on a long trip with heavy cargo for deliveries or client meetups.
The model has good fuel economy. With an FWD configuration, it gets 25 and 33 mpg in the city and highway, respectively. It gets 24 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the road with an AWD configuration. Moreso, the Mazda CX-30 makes sure that safety is not compromised. It got the highest IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Award, given its good ratings in crash tests. Moreso, the NHTSA rated it five out of five stars in the frontal and side crash tests. Thanks to its standard front crash prevention systems. This includes automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, and a rearview camera.
The Mazda CX-30 offers the same warranty coverage. It has a three-year or 36,000-mile basic warranty. You can scale it up to a five-year or 60,000-mile powertrain warranty. With that, your business car has financial protection in case of an accident. Also, you will not have to spend much on the repair and replacement of damaged items.
The Mazda CX-30 has some similarities to the other models. But, its new features guarantee more comfort and better performance. It provides you with comfort, entertainment, and convenience. And overall, everything about it is worth the price.
I am Tristan who loves to ride and spend time with my jenny (horse) and my love Mark. After completing my graduation, I have been working as an accountant in a private firm in Cologne.