The CX-30 uses Mazda’s Skyactiv-Vehicle Architecture, which is based on a “human-centric” approach to car design, and is geared towards key components such as the engine and suspension working in harmony with the driver. “It doesn’t feel like a crossover to drive,” says Saga. “And yet it’s not a passenger car. It feels smooth. You feel in sync.” Under the hood, the Skyactiv-X engine delivers the best attributes of gasoline and diesel engines, with a combination of punchy performance and reduced fuel bills.