Mazda Starts Production of the MX-30 Electric SUV

Mazda has announced the start of production of its first electric SUV. The first MX-30 EV will be assembled at the factory in Hiroshima.

Mazda has started production of its first EV – the MX-30 – at the factory in Hiroshima on May 19. The first batch of cars will consist of 500 units. The model will cost $33,645.

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The new MX-30 will be equipped with the new e-Skyactiv technology. Its electric motor produces 145 hp on the front axle. A 35.5-kWh lithium-ion battery provides the SUV with a 200-km drive range (WLTP). Moreover, it is possible to charge the battery pack up to 80% in just 40 minutes.

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Several systems are responsible for the noiselessness and safety of the SUV. In addition to the already mentioned e-Skyactiv, the car also features the i-ActivSense Safety technology, as well as G-Vectoring Control Plus. The latter is used in conventional, non-electric Mazda models. G-Vectoring Control Plus changes the engine thrust depending on a car’s speed and acceleration, as well as on the steering angle and intensity.

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The design unmistakably reflects the brand's KODO philosophy, which is expressed in simplicity. Attention is also drawn to doors without B-pillars and to a large glazing area. The three-color paint scheme is also used to emphasize the unique style of the EV.

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The MX-30's interior features a ‘floating’ center console with a 7-inch touchscreen. It is responsible for climate control and technology systems, including security ones. The standard area will also receive a projection display. The interior itself is decorated with environmentally friendly materials, such as recycled plastic.

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As it was expected, the Mazda MX-30 First Edition comes with Mazda Connect, Mazda Navigation system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Optional technologies also include Mazda Radar Cruise Control and a driver knee airbag.

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