Making its debut at the Tokyo Motor Show, the 2020 Mazda MX-30 crossover is the automaker’s first production electric vehicle. The Euro-spec modelis powered by one electric motor producing 143 horsepower, paired with a 35.5kWh battery that offers a 130-mile range when fully charged. Inside, the open-feeling cabin sports an eco-friendly theme that uses cork for the console tray sourced from trees that aren’t felled, recycled plastic door trim, recycled fabrics, and a seven-inch touchscreen.
Mazda strives for the best driver experience in any situation, including their first EV. In order to achieve this, the company applied the human-centric philosophy in the development of new technologies such as Skyactiv-Vehicle Architecture. The MX-30 introduces a new electric drive technology, called e–Skyactiv, which enhances the consistency of omnidirectional vehicle response to control inputs and realize seamless transitions between G forces and electric G-Vectoring Control Plus (e-GVC Plus). Pre-orders are available now with shipments starting next year.
Mazda aims to create a deeper bond between people and cars and make life with a car a richer and more rewarding experience. With the MX-30, the company hopes to offer not only a new choice for customers but new and life-enriching ways of using and spending time with your car. In addition to the above-mentioned values, the adoption of the freestyle doors not only enhances functionality but opens up a wide range of new and creative uses for the MX-30. Mazda hopes that, in addition to enjoying the drive, customers will use the car creatively and make it truly their own,” said the company in a press release.