Video: 2020 Mazda MX-30 all-electric crossover, 5 Things

Mazda has finally unveiled their first fully-electric offering, the MX-30 at the 46th Tokyo Motor Show.

The MX nameplate is historically reserved to represent the best of Mazda’s styling and performance, with the MX-3 and MX-6 from the 90s, as well as the reverend MX-5. Can this fully-electric SUV live up to its namesake?

Underneath its quirky exterior lies Mazda’s solution to the EV question. The MX-30 is driven by a single motor at the front wheels, pushing out 140 hp and 265 Nm of torque. Power is provided by the 35.5 kWh battery pack, offering a modest range of 200 km.

At the press launch event, Mazda also hinted at the possibility of a rotary engine range extender model in the future, with the engine acting as a generator to charge up the batteries.


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