At this year’s Tokyo Motor Show, Japanese automaker Mazda has unveiled its first production electric car, the Mazda MX-30. With its unique freestyle doors, ecological materials and right-sized battery giving a range of approximately 200km (∼ 124 miles), exceeding the 48km (∼ 29 miles) average daily drive of the European customer, the Mazda MX-30 marks another positive step in Mazda’s multi-solution approach to reducing emissions following the recent arrival of the innovative Skyactiv-X engine.
Like every other Mazda, the Mazda MX-30 provides a very natural and responsive driving feel by accelerating, turning and braking exactly as you intend in everyday driving situations. In the Mazda MX-30, this is achieved through the innovative engineering approaches in the e-Skyactiv package. This includes the battery being rigidly integrated into the vehicle body structure which enhances the overall body stiffness and provides excellent response to the driver’s input.
In addition, given the importance of sound to a drivers’ perception of torque and speed, the Mazda engineers have also created an electronic sound system inside the Mazda MX-30 , which is synchronized to motor torque in sound frequency and sound pressure. This leads to less variation in vehicle speed resulting in very stable driving which is further supported by Mazda’s unique G-Vectoring Control (GVC) has been expanded and uses the advantages of the electric motor (electric G-Vectoring Control Plus).
With the Mazda MX-30, the Japanese automaker continues the Mazda design focus of “less is more” when it comes to the exterior and interior of their cars.
The cabin has a sense of oneness, flowing from the top of A pillar to the rear end. The color of the framed top roof makes this feeling even clearer. The freestyle doors give the Mazda MX-30 a distinctive and elegant cabin silhouette, as well as providing customers with easier access to both the front and rear seats.
In the interior, we are also introducing eco-friendly materials and are replacing real leather with a vegan alternative. There is also environmentally sourced cork featured in the floating center console which provides creative storage space.
Mazda has used the MX prefix on several products that were designed and engineered to challenge the assumptions in the automotive industry at the time. “With the MX-5 we created a sporty two-seater when the roadster had been dismissed by other manufacturers,” explains the automaker. “With the Mazda MX-30, we have created a completely new EV experience with the Mazda DNA of unique interior and exterior design and great driving dynamics, ensuring that our customers are still able to experience the joy of driving for which Mazda is famous.”