Mazda has revealed its first EV at this year’s Tokyo Motor Show, it’s a subcompact SUV called the MX-30. Regarding features, it has its own uniqueness with exterior and interior that reflects good quality. The MX-30 rides on Mazda’s latest automobile architecture and is the third model to do so.
It’s arguably different from the automaker’s other SUVs. It doesn’t have that big corporate grille. Instead, it sports a smaller one that comes with no openings linking to the headlights. The most significant difference can be seen from the side profile, the suicide doors, and raked rear hatch. The back of the car takes quite a lot of inspiration from the Mazda3 and CX-30. Regarding the exterior colors, each option will be offered in two tones.
Upon entering the interior, you will find a new minimalist style as shown by the 7.0-inch touchscreen replacing the old climate control buttons and located on the floating center console. Mazda equips this model with its latest infotainment system and doesn’t remove control knobs from the car. Tree bark is among the materials that the firm uses for the trim while recycled plastic bottles are used to make the seat upholstery.
The MX-30 is motivated by an electric motor with unknown output figures so far. A 35-kWh lithium-ion battery is what the car uses to electrify its motor. As for range estimates, they haven’t yet been revealed, although rumors have it that the MX-30 will come with a range extender, presumably a rotary engine. The SUV is, according to the company, compatible with level 1 and 2 chargers, in addition to combo and CHAdeMO fast chargers.
To provide the MX-30 with even better handling, Mazda’s G-Vectoring Control Plus has been upgraded to e-GVC Plus. The system responds to the input given by the driver and to the driving situation by adjusting the torque output to optimize load shifting to produce better and responsive handling. Meanwhile, to support driving safety, the MX-30 has an enhanced i-ActivSense suite with three new features including Turn-Across Traffic, Road Keep Assist, and Emergency Lane Keeping with Blind Spot Assist.