2020 Mazda MX-30 revealed
2020 Mazda MX-30 revealed
Posted on October 28, 2019
Mazda has finally revealed their new crossover, the Mazda MX-30. It’s an all-electric model with ‘Freestyle’ doors, the ‘unique door concept’ they mentioned in their original press release. There is no information yet about the motor or range but the image released alongside the announcement gives us a good idea of how it will look.
Announced last week at the Tokyo Motor Show, the 2020 Mazda MX-30 looks okay. It isn’t the dynamic design of the Mazda6 or the sporty lines of the MX-5 but it looks pretty good in its own right. It still has Mazda characteristics and is instantly recognizable as a Mazda so isn’t too bad.
The order books open next spring with deliveries anticipated sometime in 2021. Pricing has yet to be announced but Mazda have hinted that it will be priced close to gasoline powered crossovers of equal quality.
The design is softer and rounder than the current range of Mazda cars but needs to be. It has to stand on its own as Mazda’s only EV to date and it’s first EV ever. It looks good with an upright stance, modest ground clearance, distinct waistline with two-tone paint separating the bottom half from the top.
The lighting is softer than Mazda normally goes for with a less aggressive lighting setup at the front. At the rear, a pair of inset tail lights have a look of Ferrari about them with the round cluster inset into a recess in the bodywork.
The MX-30 is based on the CX-30 platform that we know works very well. We think there is a 35.5kWh battery that sits low on the chassis to power the single electric motor up front. Estimated range is around 125 miles between charges. This is a concession to affordability that Mazda has taken. Presumably, longer range models will be available after launch.
Mazda is currently working with Toyota on another EV platform and some new battery technology that isn’t lithium-ion. This could in theory be used later on to extend the range of the MX-30.
Mazda have also gone to great lengths to keep the MX-30 light weight and include torque vectoring and regenerative braking into the mix. The braking is said to feel exactly the same as ‘normal’ braking and not the strange sensation you get when using regenerative braking on other EVs. We shall have to wait and see on that one.
You have a while to wait before the MX-30 is on sale and a little longer until it is likely to be delivered. In the meantime, why not visit Mazda of Hamilton, 1977 Upper James Street Hamilton, ON L9B 1K8 t see e current range of new and certified used vehicles?