Mazda has unveiled its first mass-production electric vehicle in the form of the Mazda MX-30 on the eve of the Tokyo Motor Show.
The Japanese car manufacturer says the MX-30 features a single front-mounted electric motor receiving juice from a 35.5 kWh battery pack in the floor that’s said to be good for around 124 miles (200 km) of range. Mazda is yet to specify all that many details about the vehicle’s powertrain although we know that recent prototypes of the MX-30 have delivered 142 hp and 194 lb-ft of torque from the aforementioned electric motor.
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Underpinning the vehicle is Mazda’s e-SkyActiv platform and the car comes loaded with a bunch of safety features. For example, there is Smart Brake Support (autonomous emergency braking) with Turn-Across Traffic detection using a millimeter-wave radar and forward-facing camera. There is also a Road Keep Assist function that is able to detect soft road edges where there isn’t a line marking. An advanced Blind Spot Assist system has also been developed that prevents a driver from merging into traffic if the driver doesn’t notice the blind-spot sensor on the wing mirrors.
Elsewhere, Mazda has equipped the vehicle with G-Vectoring Control that can momentarily pause the motor’s torque whenever necessary.
The design of the MX-30 is also worth discussing. One of the most intriguing aspects of its design are suicide rear-doors very similar to those from the Mazda RX-8. Elsewhere, clear inspiration has been taken from other Mazda crossovers like the similarly-sized CX-30.
Inside, the MX-30 features a three-spoke steering wheel, a touchscreen infotainment system sitting at the top of the dashboard, and a secondary touchscreen display used to operate the climate control functions.