The Mazda engineering process ensures that our vehicles are human-centric, giving the drive innate sense of oneness with the vehicle. The MX-30 offers state of the art EV or mild hybrid technology whilst retaining the pure driving joy that has always been part of the Mazda brand.
The Mazda MX-30 includes some of Mazda’s newest electric-drive technology, e-SKYACTIV, and combines all the enjoyment of driving into one refined piece of automotive engineering. The smooth, dynamic behaviour of the MX-30 achieves a level of driving enjoyment that has rarely seen in an electric vehicle.
New safety tech includes the addition of Turn-Across Traffic detection in Mazda’s Smart Brake Support autonomous emergency braking (AEB) system, which employs millimeter wave radar and a forward facing camera. This technology will assist with the detection of oncoming traffic and brake if the driver turns across oncoming traffic.
A NEW PERSPECTIVE ON DESIGN
The vehicle echoes its purpose throughout the cabin by utilising sustainably sources and environmentally conscious materials including cork and fabrics made from recycled materials. The vehicle combines the sustainable materials while also maintaining a luxurious and spacious interior to provide the driver the perfect driving comfort.
Alongside the environmentally sourced materials, the new MX-30 has a new 7.0 inch climate control touch screen located under the air-vents, which is likely to feature in other Mazda models, the MX-30 also features a floating centre console and rotary dial for Mazda’s latest MZD Connect infotainment system.
The striking, signature freestyle doors design provides a sleek coupe-like style to the vehicle while the front doors are still capable of opening to 82 degrees and the rear doors 80 degrees. This will provide easy access to both the front and rear seats while maintaining the subtle styling of the body.
A REFINED POWERTRAIN
The electric vehicle prototype is currently powered by a single electric motor that delivers modest outputs of power 105kW and 265Nm and was fed by a 35.5kWh lithium-ion battery. The latter was capable of charging at up to 6.6kW using the on board provided AC charger, which can charge your MX-30 in approximately 4.5 hours, or in just 40 minutes with a 50kW DC fast charger. Mazda has confirmed the MX-30 will also offer a range-extender powertrain with a small rotary engine acting as a power generator. The Wankel engine will be making a return for the first time since the existing RX-8 was axed in 2012.
Mazda has stated that by 2030, every car that we make will feature our e-SKYACTIV electric drive technology as the company works to reduce CO2 emissions on a life-cycle assessment basis. They have said that they will push forward with their strategy of offering multiple solutions in light of each country or region’s energy situation, power generation mix and the diversification of customer preferences.
At Mazda, we want to be part of the movement forward into sustainable transport, and the MX-30 is an assured first step into EV technology. Our vision which was laid out in 2017 paves the road ahead for the brand and steering it in the direction of our Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030.
The vision aims to create a sustainable future for the earth, society, and people through embracing environmental and safety performance. Starting with the revolutionary Skyactiv-X engine, this is the first stone along the pathway to a greener future for Mazda. The Mazda MX-30 promises to be that next stone and to be the shape of even more to come for the brand.
We will expect to see the All-New MX-30 here at Brighton Mazda in late 2021 and look forward to having it in our lineup of already refined and luxurious vehicles.