In its centenary year, Mazda’s latest challenging drive has seen the Mazda CX-30 and its all-wheel drive system put to the test with a 520-mile drive across Eastern Kazakhstan to the border of China, taking in sections of the legendary Silk Road trading route to experience the barren beauty of remote central Asia.
The latest Epic Drive film highlights the Mazda CX-30’s incredible journey.
Inspired by challenging drives, Mazda undertook a series of epic drives, challenging driver and car to take on some of the most remote and demanding roads and environments on our planet. These unique adventures offer dramatic scenery, a sense of wonderment and an emotional attachment to the car, all from behind the wheel of a Mazda.
Featuring Mazda's new-generation Skyactiv-Vehicle Architecture, the CX-30’s evolved generation of i-ACTIV AWD works in harmony with G-Vectoring Control Plus (GVC Plus) to control torque distribution between the front and rear wheels, to deliver an even more engaging driving experience.
The 2020 Mazda CX-30 Epic Drive allowed for the perfect demonstration of Mazda’s i-ACTIV all-wheel drive system. The Kazakhstan route took in the Charyn Canyon National Park and the challenging gravel roads through the incredible network of canyons that look strangely similar to the wilds of Nevada, yet sit in the heart of remote central Asia.
Exclusively matched with the 180ps Skyactiv-X engine and offered with a choice of automatic or manual transmissions, all-wheel drive CX-30s are available in Sport Lux, GT Sport and GT Sport Tech trim, while Mazda’s i-ACTIV AWD system is also available on GT Sport Tech Skyactiv-X Mazda3 hatchback, again with a choice of transmission.
Mazda CX-30’s evolved generation of i-ACTIV AWD works in harmony with G-Vectoring Control Plus (GVC Plus) to control torque distribution between the front and rear wheels and to deliver an even more engaging driving experience. The two systems combined ensured excellent traction on the low grip Kazak National Park roads.
Almaty - Kazakhstan’s biggest city located on a plateau in the shadow of the mountainous Trans lli Alatau range in Southern Kazakhstan, the drive is safer with our suite of i-ACTIVSENSE safety technologies that offer all-round protection from dangers you may not see. So, whether you are in bustling traffic, tackling a busy motorway, or driving at night, our advanced systems work seamlessly to keep you safe.
From city traffic jams to motorway cruising, driving in traffic can be challenging. With Mazda Radar Cruise Control, a system which judges your relative speed and distance to the vehicle in front, the journey has never been more enjoyable. MRCC automatically adjusts the speed of the Mazda CX-30 to maintain a safe following distance for a more relaxed drive.
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