The all-new 2022 Mazda MX-30 Electric Vehicle is the companies first entry into a growing segment.
But the MX-30 is a very new take on the EV. It fits between the Tesla Model Y and the new Mini Cooper S Electric in terms of size.
And, it leverages a design style that Mazda calls “Human Modern”. They say it pushes design concepts into the future while remaining familiar.
But, what’s really surprising though is how Mazda is outfitting its trims and features. Let’s take a deep dive into all we know about the 2022 Mazda MX-30 EV.
Environmental Concerns Are Paramount For The Mazda MX-30
While other companies might just slap an EV powertrain into an existing product, Mazda has done far more.
So, the heart of the MX-30 is a 35.5kWh battery and an 80.9kW electric motor. And, combined they’ll make 143 horsepower and use it to drive the front wheels.
The MX-30 is limited to just 100 miles of range and can charge to 80% of capacity in 36 minutes but will require being hooked up to a DC fast-charger. While those numbers fall short of many rivals, they should still be more than enough for many city dwellers.
The environmentally conscious engineering continues inside the MX-30. Cork is placed throughout the interior, passengers will find it in the center control stack and in the door grips. But why? Aside from being one of the most sustainable materials, including cork is a nod to the companies past.
Mazda got its start more than a century ago as a cork manufacturer. Mazda also uses recycled bottles in the door trim and 20% recycled fibers in the cloth seating.
2022 Mazda MX-30 Will Launch With Two Trim Levels
Buyers will find most MX-30’s equipped with many great features. Every model will get heated front seats, an 8.8-inch infotainment system, a 7-inch digital driver information system, an eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, 18-inch wheels, and a power moonroof.
Standard safety features are plentiful and include radar cruise control that can slow to a full stop before continuing on lane-keep assist and blind-spot monitoring. Buyers who want more luxury and safety features can get them in the Premium Plus Package.
It will come with a heated steering wheel, a 360-degree top-down camera system, and Mazda advanced keyless entry. Additional safety features include front parking sensors, front cross-traffic alert, and blind-spot assist. In the event that a driver tries to switch lanes into a lane where blind-spot monitoring detects a vehicle, blind-spot assist tries to keep the MX-30 in its lane.
The 2022 Mazda MX-30 Electric Vehicle starts at $33,470 and adding the Premium Plus Package brings the total to $36,480. We can’t wait to see how well this compact EV zoom zooms.
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