Mazda has announced that their first battery-electric vehicle, the MX-30 will be coming to Canada later this year.
“Mazda has always challenged convention with our approach to our products, manufacturing processes, and now, our environmental strategy,” said David Klan, President & CEO, Mazda Canada. “The MX-30 is the first step in our multi-solution approach to electrification, which considers many factors and will allow us to continue providing the right products for our customers as market demands continue to change. The introduction of the MX-30 BEV will begin a shift to more electrified models, including a series plug-in hybrid with a rotary generator for MX-30, a plug-in hybrid for our new large vehicle platform, and a traditional hybrid for our upcoming new crossover that will be built in the U.S.”
The MX-30 features a 35.5 kWh battery, which should give it around 200 km of range, shorter than other electric vehicles like the Hyundai Kona Electric (which is 400km+).
Despite the small battery, the MX-30 supports DC fast charging (up to Level 3) to get you 80% battery in 36 mins.
The front-wheel-drive electric motor can output 107 kW (equivalent to 144 hp) and a maximum torque of 271 Nm (200 lb-ft).
The MX-30 uses Mazda’s Kodo design philosophy to emphasize their “Human Modern” concept, which just means it combined futuristic design and a “sense of familiarity”.
The interior uses a combination of sustainably sourced materials, including cork, top-quality faux leather and fabric made with recycled threads.
On the infotainment side, the MX-30 has an 8.8-inch infotainment display with Mazda Connect, which supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
The Mazda MX-30 will be coming to Canada and the US starting this fall.
In Canada, it will be available at select dealerships in British Columbia and Quebec. Mazda Canada says “additional provinces may be added based on customer demand.”