Mazda presents at Tokyo the MX-30, its first EV
Mazda’s first production electric car, the Mazda MX-30, available now for pre-order following its premiere at the Tokyo Motor Show, has been developed for customers who don’t want to sacrifice driving pleasure when they buy an electric car.
With its unique freestyle doors, ecological materials and right-sized battery giving a range of approximately 200km, exceeding the 48km average daily drive of the European customer, the Mazda MX-30 marks another positive step in Mazda’s multi-solution approach to reducing emissions following the recent arrival of the innovative Skyactiv-X engine.
In the Mazda MX-30, this is achieved through the innovative engineering approaches in the e-Skyactiv package. This includes also the battery being rigidly integrated into the vehicle body structure which enhances the overall body stiffness and provides excellent response to the driver's input. Given the importance of sound to a drivers’ perception of torque and speed, the Mazda engineers have also created an electronic sound system inside the Mazda MX-30, which is synchronized to motor torque in sound frequency and sound pressure.
This leads to less variation in vehicle speed resulting in very stable driving which is further supported by Mazda’s unique G-Vectoring Control has been expanded and uses the advantages of the electric motor.
The cabin has a sense of oneness, flowing from the top of a pillar to the rear end. The color of the framed top roof makes this feeling even clearer. The freestyle doors give the Mazda MX-30 a distinctive and elegant cabin silhouette, as well as providing customers with easier access to both the front and rear seats.
In the interior we are also introducing eco-friendly materials and are replacing much real leather with a vegan alternative. There is also environmentally sourced cork featured in the floating center console which provides creative storage space.
The Mazda MX-30 is available now for pre-order and will arrive in markets during the second half of 2020.