All-New Electrified MX-30: Mazda’s First Electric Vehicle
Mazda has just announced the introduction of the all-new Mazda MX-30, the brand’s first battery-electric vehicle!
The MX-30 can be expected to arrive in the U.S. market this fall marking Mazda’s first step in their multi-solution electrification strategy. The MX-30 is a welcome addition to Mazda’s vehicle lineup and offers the same signature driving dynamics and thoughtful design expected from Mazda, but through a new electric powertrain.
“Mazda is preparing for the fast-changing US market demands by taking a multi-solution approach to electrification,” Jeff Guyton, President of Mazda North American Operations, said. “The battery-powered MX-30 will begin the introduction of additional electrified models, including a series plug-in hybrid with a rotary generator for MX-30, a plug-in hybrid for our new large platform, and a traditional hybrid for our new American-made crossover. While these powertrains will be optimized for their platforms, Mazda fans can expect great driving dynamics and beautiful design across all models.”
“The rotary generator will mark the return of our unique rotary powertrain,” Guyton said. “This technology is being engineered for nearly silent operation and will replenish the battery rather than drive the wheels. As a result, the MX-30 will always drive like the engaging EV that it is, but with freedom to charge from the wall or on the go.”
Mazda’s all-new electrification technology uses an electric motor and a 35.5kWh lithium-ion battery. The new powertrain and enhancements to the Skyactiv-Vehicle Architecture help the electric crossover provide great driving dynamics. The front-wheel drive electric motor will deliver an output of 107 kW (144 horsepower) and a maximum torque of 271 Nm (200 lb-ft), providing a smooth and connected feeling that helps enhance confidence for the driver.
MX-30 owners will have multiple options to stay charged, whether at home or traveling around town through access to public Level 2 and DC fast charging solutions. The 35.5 kWh battery can be charged to 80% within approximately 36 minutes using DC fast charging*. MNAO will partner with ChargePoint to offer charging solutions for MX-30 owners in the US. Additional details on this partnership will be shared closer to the vehicles arriving in dealerships.
The MX-30’s design makes this vehicle distinctly Mazda. The Kodo Design Philosophy continues to evolve with every new addition to the lineup of next generation vehicles.
Inside and out, the MX-30 emphasizes a new “Human Modern” concept that combines the appeal of futuristic design with a sense of familiarity. The exterior exude a sense of strength and beauty while a minimalist style offers a sense of sophistication similar to other Mazda vehicles.
The interior continues the minimalist design language with a light and open interior. The latest technologies and controls are laid out with the driver in mind to help provide a sense of confidence while driving.
Mazda prides itself on craftsmanship and blending complex, quality materials to develop an elegant interior. In the MX-30, a new floating center console and the door grips use cork, a highly renewable and eco-friendly resource that also pays homage to Mazda’s origin as a cork manufacturing company more than 100 years ago.The floating center console features;
- Electronic shifter
- Multi-function commander knob, and
- Shortcut buttons
- Mazda Connect infotainment system
A new 7-inch touchscreen will display the climate control panel. The touchscreen is flanked on each side by tactile push buttons that also operate the climate control. Mazda Connected Services will allow users to monitor and control the state of the MX-30 remotely through the MyMazda App. This includes locking the doors and adjusting the climate control to checking the battery status and charging process through the app.
Enhanced i-Activsense safety features help cover a wider range of safety scenarios while its high strength body helps protect the space-saving battery and most importantly the MX-30’s occupants.
Details and availability of these safety features will be shared closer to the launch of this vehicle.
* Level3: DC max output at 50 kh charging. General conditions: State of charge (SOC) in the meter from 20% to 80%, battery temperature at 77° F.