After the long break due to the pandemic, Mazda has annnounced re-starting of its production lines. The Hiroshima-based company also announced that it will begin production of the all-new MX-30, Mazda's first all-electric vehicle.
The Mazda MX-30 is a stylish and versatile SUV and due to hit the European markets to meet high demands for EVs there. The EV is equipped with e-Skyactiv1 with front-wheel-drive powertrain (145PS). It has an AC synchronous electric motor with a 35.5kWh lithium-ion battery. The estimated range is about 200km. The charging of battery takes about 40 minutes, using DC rapid charging, to reach 80 percent, preliminary observation.
In addition, the MX-30 is built on a robust Skyactiv-Vehicle Architecture. Pairing it to the i-Activsense safety systems, the EV offers a uniquely quiet, seamless driving experience.
Design-wise, the EV takes on the Mazda's KODO theme with emphasis on a solid mass, center-pillarless freestyle doors and a framed glasshouse. Inside,,the EV features a driver-centric cockpit, a floating center console, a seven-inch touch-screen air-conditioning panel, and a range of new, environmentally friendly materials.
Sales roll-out for the New Mazda MX-30 EV is expected to begin in the fall for Europe.