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New Mazda MX-30 electric SUV revealed prototype drive and full details

New Mazda MX-30 debuts in Tokyo as an EV but hybrid and plug-in versions of the SUV are planned.This is the Mazda MX-30, the company’s first pure-electric vehicle and the star of its Tokyo Motor Show stand. The car being shown in Japan is a pure- EV, but the new SUV’s underpinnings are able to support a wide range of powertrains. Under the bonnet there’s room for not only the electric motor driving the front wheels but also a rotary engine that neatly bolts on to it, along with a generator. 

This means that the MX-30 can be offered in three different configurations. This pure-electric model comes with a 35.5kWh battery that Mazda claims will deliver a range of ‘more than 200km’ [125 miles]. The same battery can be retained in a range-extender version that also has a fuel tank and the rotary engine. These models will come with 50kW fast-charge capability. Finally there’s scope for a closed hybrid that has a larger fuel tank again, but a smaller battery designed to support short bursts of pure-electric running. The car’s design has echoes of other Mazda SUVs, including the CX-30, although the MX-30 has a different grille and a squarer shoulder line at the top of the wheelarches. 

Given the size and likely weight of the MX-30, we’d expect a 0-62mph time of between eight and 10 seconds; the top speed is likely to be around 100mph. There’s no word yet on pricing. But the relatively modest battery and lack of ultra-rapid charging should help Mazda to keep the MX-30 in roughly the same bracket as the similarly sized CX-30. That could give the pure-electric version of the car a list price of around £30,000, before any government discounts. The MX-30 is expected to launch in Japan within the next 12 months, although UK sales aren’t likely to commence before the start of 2021. 

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25th of November 2019