Mazda sounds the death knell for the MX-30 and CX-8
Mazda is about to drop two popular models from its range in Australia. The brand’s local arm has just announced that it will pull the plug on the MX-30 and CX-8.
Since its introduction in Australia three years ago, the MX-30 has sold 2,200 copies, while the larger CX-8 has sold nearly 25,000 since 2018. As you can imagine, the decision is closely linked to the car manufacturer’s strategy moving forward. It will be fully electric by 2030, but before that happens, it will introduce new hybrid and battery-electric models between now and 2025.
“As we look to the future, our model range will evolve once again with a range of advanced engines and products for our market – including the first ever Mazda CX-80 We look forward to sharing more details next year.said the brand’s local marketing director, Alastair Duke.
Both models will remain on sale throughout the first quarter of next year, and Mazda says there are plenty of examples remaining in dealer inventory across the country. A quick look at the brand’s official website reveals that the MX-30 G20E is offered in three versions called Evolve, Touring and Astina, priced from AU$41,044 (US$26,122), AU$43,649 (US$27,780), and US$46,775. Australian (United States). $29,769), respectively.
As for the larger CX-8, which began production in 2017 for global markets, it will be offered from A$47,346 (US$30,132) for the entry-level sports car. Touring and Touring Active follow the base grade which carry on-road prices of AU$54,536 (US$34,708) and AU$62,822 (US$39,982) respectively. The GT SP, Asaki and Asaki LE round out the offering with prices starting at AU$64,539 (US$41,075), AU$67,927 (US$43,231) and AU$77,931 (US$49,598).
Neither the MX-30 nor the larger CX-8 are sold in our market, where the Mazda crossover family currently has four members. The 2024 lineup includes the CX-30, followed by the CX-5, CX-50, and CX-90. The brand’s most expensive racer sold in the US carries an MSRP of $24,995. The CX-5 can be ordered starting at $29,300, and for the CX-50 and CX-90, interested parties will have to pay at least $30,300 and $39,595, respectively, before reaching the destination.
The CX-90 is also available with plug-in hybrid power starting at approximately $50,000 excluding destination. Other models that make up the 2024 range are the Mazda3 Sedan and Mazda3 Hatchback. For the former, the automaker is asking a minimum of $24,170, and the latter starts at $25,690.
As anyone with a little thing for cars can tell you, the popular MX-5 Miata rounds out the show. For 2023, you can get the ragtop version, i.e. the regular Miata, starting at $28,050. For the hardtop model, which adds the RF suffix, shoppers will have to pay at least $35,750, excluding destination and dealer fees.
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