Mazda’s first production electric car, the Mazda MX-30, is now available for pre-order following its premiere at the Tokyo Motor Show.
The first thing you will notice on the vehicle is its RX8-Esque rear suicide doors – or, as the automaker calls them, “freestyle doors.” Of course, this will help passengers with easier access to the rear seats but, much like the introduction of green number plates, it will help it stand out on the road and drive more sales.
Mazda hasn’t said too much about the technology within the MX-30, but we do know that the range of the EV is approximately 200km, exceeding the 48km average daily drive of the European customer.
Commenting on the premiere of the Mazda MX-30, which will arrive in European dealerships during the second half of 2020, Yasuhiro Aoyama President & CEO of Mazda Motor Europe said: “As with all our products, our designers and engineers had a very clear goal for our first battery-electric vehicle. It had to have stand out design, be great to drive, something that is key part of Mazda’s DNA and makes us unique when compared with competitors, and most importantly, make a positive contribution to reducing emission across the entire life cycle of the product.
“Alongside the electrification technologies we are introducing across our range, being a smaller manufacturer we focused all our efforts on creating an electric car that we anticipate will be a second car where the range of our vehicle will meet customers’ needs.
Stay tuned for more information on the way.