Mazda has began production of the all-new Mazda MX-30, its first all-electric vehicle, at its Ujina plant No. 1 in Hiroshima, Japan.
The MX-30 sports Mazda’s new electric drive technology – dubbed e-Skyactiv – utilises a 143bhp AC synchronous electric motor with a 35.5kWh lithium-ion battery. The powertrain delivers a driving range of approximately 200km on the WLTP combined cycle.
Designed to complement the smooth power delivery of an all-electric drivetrain, the MX-30’s Skyactiv-Vehicle Architecture has been specifically tailored to offers customers a uniquely quiet, seamless driving experience.
The interior of the Mazda MX-30 features a driver-centric cockpit, a floating centre console, and Mazda’s first 7.0-inch touch-screen air-conditioning panel.
A range of new, environmentally friendly materials such as cork also feature in the cabin, while the door trim fabric uses fibres from recycled plastic bottles.
Standard interior equipment for U.K. cars includes a windscreen projecting head-up display, 8-way electric adjustable drivers’ seat, a colour 7-inch TFT dial display, a leather wrapped steering wheel and chrome trim accents.
The Mazda MX-30 First Edition also comes with Mazda Connect, navigation, plus Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, while the technology tally also includes Mazda Radar Cruise control and a driver’s knee airbag.
Customers ordering an MX-30 First Edition in the U.K. will also qualify for a free wall box home charger.
The Mazda MX-30 is equipped with both a Type 2 mode 2 charge cable for 3-pin plug charging and a Type 2 mode 3 charge cable for AC charging .
Additionally, the DC socket allows for rapid charging at up to 50kW. DC charging will bring the battery up to an 80% state-of-charge within 30 to 40 minutes.