Mazda Gears up to Launch Its First EV: MX-30

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Mazda first revealed the MX-30 back in 2019 in Tokyo. It’s a two-and-a-half-door compact that the company plans to bring to several markets. Last month, the automaker began the production of the electric vehicle in Hiroshima, Japan., an online marketplace for used cars for sale in Dubai, did some research to share the details with you.

Mazda MX-30 Performance

The MX-30 will help Mazda cater to the rising demand in Europe for EVs. Of course, that’s not to say that it will not be coming to other regions. The car is based on the in-house  “e-Skyactiv1” electric powertrain tech. It’s basically a modified version of the Skyactiv chassis-body-frame design.

The car offers a front-wheel-drive system as the sole electric motor is mounted in the front under its hood and has a 35.5kWh liquid-cooled battery pack inside. It can be charged at 6.6kW AC. The system battery can be replenished to 80 percent of its capacity in just 40 minutes with DC fast charging. Using an AC wall box, it could be fully recharged in 4.5 hours. 

The EV will generate 107kW (143 horsepower)  and on the WLTP test cycle, the driving range is  200 kilometers. 

Mazda MX-30 Interior And Exterior

The car features suicide-style back half-doors which the company calls “Freestyle doors”. The cabin is pillar-less which improves accessibility. They also make the rear-seat more couch-like. Design-wise, the MX-30 is very similar to the company’s crossovers and hatchbacks. Although it follows the Kodo design language, it does have some unique style elements such as a loud rear hatch slope, curved lines above the back pillar, and a simple front grille. 

The cockpit is driver-centric. Inside is a floating center console and a 7-inch touch-screen air-conditioning panel, which is a first for Mazda. The interior is heavy on environmentally friendly materials like cork and fabric upholstery from recycled plastic bottles.

As you can guess from the pictures, although the EV seems to have ample space for front-seat passengers, the same can’t be said for the rear passenger. 

The EV also has various safety features such as forward-collision warning, lane-keeping assist, and emergency braking. It also features a one-pedal driving system and adaptive cruise control.

As for how many trims will be offered, nothing can be said with certainty. However, knowing Mazda, four trims are expected. 

A range-extender version of the MX-30 is also in the pipeline. Mazda will mate its rotary engine with an electric motor to increase the driving range. 

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Mazda MX-30 Expected Price

The MX-30 will likely arrive in Europe and Japan in the second half of 2020. Pricing details have not been confirmed, but the base model might cost $35,000.

You can also check out the 2019 Mazda MX Miata that has no shortage of show stopping perks.

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