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Mazda’s new EV will be a crossover

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Mazda’s new EV will be a crossover

Mazda has been hinting at its new EV this week with a couple of teasers. In advance of the Tokyo auto show on 23 October, the automaker has been whetting our appetite a little for its new car.

Even with a slick teaser video and some oblique stills, we only know that the new EV is going to be a crossover. That’s it. We also know it will be based on a new platform and not the CX prototype showcased earlier this year.

This video is part of what we know so far.

As you can see, the video doesn’t give much away except gives us a hint at the profile of the new car.

"By rethinking what matters most, the overall form is uncompromisingly simple and adopts a unique door concept, opening your mind," the company says. That doesn’t tell us much but we only have a couple days to wait until we see it for real.

I am intrigued by the ‘unique door concept’. I’m not sure there is such a thing as unique in the automotive industry right now but am open to being proved wrong. As long as it’s a practical solution that doesn’t impact the way we live with our cars, I’m sure it will be fine.

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Another teaser for the new EV is the interior. Another video concentrates on on the interior. Both the design and quality and the fact that many components are manufactured from sustainable materials.

"Our first ever all-electric vehicle is designed to give you a unique sense of openness and connection, from the moment you first open the door," the company says.

I don’t usually get excited about upcoming vehicles where I know nothing. But I’m a fan of Mazda design, comfort, build quality and lovely cabins so I can’t really help myself. I would own an MX-5 if it could fit all my stuff in or if I could afford a weekend car. I like the Mazda3 and the Mazda6 and think the entire range has some of the best design and colour options of any automaker right now.

With the imminent unveiling of the Mazda EV, it is likely to be a while until get can buy it for real. In the meantime, why not visit Mazda of Hamilton for more readily available Mazda vehicles?

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