MX-30: Mazda’s First Electric Vehicle

November 11th, 2021 by

Mazda is renowned as an innovative automaker that designs and produces some of the highest-performing, most high-tech vehicles on the mainstream auto market. As such, the release of this major auto brand’s very first all-electric vehicle has been long-awaited by many Mazda drivers and auto critics alike. The first all-electric vehicle by Mazda will be a compact crossover SUV for the 2022 model year, which is especially intriguing considering the excellent overall performance of Mazda crossover SUVs within their ultra-competitive vehicle segment on the mainstream auto market.  The Mazda MX-30 is expected to be released on the mainstream auto market in the United States in late 2021 or early 2022 as a 2022 vehicle model. This all-electric compact crossover SUV will initially be available for sale only in the state of California, but its availability is expected to then expand to other states throughout the U.S. soon after the MX-30’s release in California. 

If you’re interested in making the all-new, all-electric compact crossover SUV from Mazda your next vehicle, keep reading to learn how the 2022 Mazda MX-30 performs in five different key areas. 

  1. All-Electric Powertrain 

The 2022 Mazda MX-30 comes equipped with an electric motor that generates 143 horsepower and 200 lb.-ft. of torque on the road. This electric motor pairs with a direct-drive transmission and front-wheel drive. 

The 2022 MX-30 is powered by a 30.0-kWh battery pack. This battery has a range of approximately 100 miles per charge, and it can be charged using a traditional AC charger or charged more quickly using a DC charger. 

  1. Impressive Fuel Economy 

The fuel economy of the 2022 Mazda MX-30 is impressive, even within the ultra-efficient all-electric vehicle segment. Just like for other all-electric vehicles, the fuel economy of the 2022 MX-30 is measured in MPGe—which means miles per gallon equivalent—because this all-electric crossover vehicle uses electricity rather than gasoline as its fuel source. 

While the MPGe of an all-electric vehicle doesn’t tell you how much fuel the vehicle uses because electric vehicles don’t use fuel at all, the MPGe of any given all-electric vehicle is still notable because it lets you know how energy-efficient the vehicle is. 

The 2022 Mazda MX-30 reaches up to 98 MPGe on city streets, 85 MPGe on the highway for impressive combined energy efficiency of 92 MPGe. 

  1. Modern Interior 

The interior of the 2022 Mazda MX-30 is simple and modern. It is designed with a variety of natural and sustainable materials like cork and fabric upholstery that make this all-electric crossover SUV even more eco-friendly. 

MX-30 interior

MX-30 interior

The 2022 MX-30 cabin seats five passengers and offers plenty of room for drivers and passengers. It features a floating center console that allows for more storage space and gives the MX-30’s interior a more modern look and feel. Available interior amenities for the 2022 MX-30 include a power sunroof, a heated steering wheel, and more. 

  1. High-Tech Features 

The 2022 Mazda MX-30 compact crossover SUV has a lot to offer in terms of high-tech safety and infotainment features. Every 2022 MX-30 model comes equipped with a built-in digital climate control panel in addition to an 8.8-inch infotainment display that is built into the dashboard of this compact crossover SUV and offers Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. The 2022 MX-30 is also available with a 7.0-inch digital gauge display, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a 12-speaker premium stereo system, and more. 

As for high-tech safety features, the 2022 Mazda MX-30 comes equipped with automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane-departure warning with lane-keeping assist, and adaptive cruise control as standard features. Available safety and driver-assistance features for this all-electric compact crossover SUV include front cross-traffic alert and a 360-degree exterior camera system, among other available features.

  1. Affordability 

For a modern, high-performing, all-electric crossover SUV debuting within the most competitive vehicle segment in the auto industry, the 2022 Mazda MX-30 is considered to be fairly affordable. 

This all-electric compact crossover SUV is available in two different trim levels—Base and Premium Plus. The base model has a starting price of $34,645 and the top-tier Premium Plus model has a starting price of $37,655. Both of these starting prices include any applicable destination charges.

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