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.