Mazda has revealed its first mass-production electric vehicle “MX-30” at 2019 Tokyo Motor Show, Japan. This EV is powered by Mazda’s e-Skyactiv powertrain that’s coupled with the carmaker’s G-vectoring system. It’s e-Skyactiv powertrain is expected to develop 143 PS of power and The powertrain could draw power from a 35.5 kWh battery pack and is expected to have a range of 170 miles (288km).
The expansion of Mazda was through the Kodo Design Range that debuted with the Mazda 3 sedan. The front-end houses includes typical Mazda grille that merges onto the sleek cylindrical projector headlamps. With its looks, the MX-30 EV looks like a two-door crossover through its suicide-style rear door.
It is feature with a 5 spoke alloy wheels, black cladding and a sloping roof adds in to the crossover’s sporty character. Where as at the rear, the crossover gets tail lamps that look similar to its the headlamps and a blacked-out bumper making the Mazda MX-30 to look more the MX-30 looks precipitous.
The interior of the MX-30 EV comes with a premium and futuristic dashboard. Where as the futuristic elements include a floating central console, a 7-inch touch panel for the AC and digital dials. Meanwhile, the dashboard comes draped with leather, wood stripped from tree barks and silver inserts that up the ante. More to that the MX-30 EV include smartphone connectivity, climate control, heated steering wheels, heated seats, cruise control, a multi-info display as well as keyless entry with push-button start. Similarly on other hand it comes with a host of safety features such as smart brake support, road keep assist, and blind spot assist.
The battery pack of the MX-30 EV comes with a refrigerant cooling system and can be charged with a 6.6kW AC charger. The powertrain also comes with Mazda’s G-vectoring system, which uses the powertrain to enhance the chassis performance and thereby improve the driving experience. Mazda has enhanced its suite of i-Activsense features. And despite adopting freestyle doors with no centre pillar, its bodyshell combines high strength which includes a carefully designed structure to protect the high-voltage battery for efficient energy absorption for excellent collision safety performance.
The Mazda MX-30 EV is expected to go on sale in the international markets in early 2020, it will be facing its direct competition with Kona Electric car and we hope that it will sets its launch date in Nepalese Market as well.