Bermaz Motor recently revealed the Mazda MX-30 fully-electric crossover that’s expected to be launched by the end of 2022, with prices expected to be under the RM200k mark.
For context, the MX-30 shares the same platform as the CX-30 but instead of an internal combustion engine, the MX-30 is powered by an electric motor with 143 hp and 271 Nm to drive the front wheels via single-speed transmission. Under the vehicle are 35.5 kWh batteries, which offers about 199 km of driving range.
With a standard wall plug, full charge requires up to 12 hours, but with a quicking-charging wallbox, charging time can be reduced by more than half, taking just five hours for a full charge. With DC fast charging, it take just 30 minutes to charge the car up to 80%.
As for performance, 0 to 100 km/h 9.7 seconds, although top speed strangely, is limited to just 140 km/h. As for dimensions, it’s much like the CX-30 as well, except that it’s slightly taller.
In terms of dimensions, the MX-30 measures 4,395 mm in length, 1,795 mm in width, and 1,555 mm in height; with a 2,655 mm wheelbase. The CX-30 on the other hand, measures 4,395 mm in length, 1,795 mm in width, 1,540 mm in height, and with a 2,655 mm wheelbase. Boot space is rated at 332-litres but with the 60:40 split-folding seats flattened, the MX-30 offers can accommodate more than 1,100-litres of cargo.
Not much was revealed on the specifications of the car at the time of preview, although it’s safe to say there’s nothing quite like it in the Mazda range at the moment. The MX-30 sports a Sportback look, with black body cladding covering the entire bottom half of the car but that’s not the ‘wow factor’ of the MX-30. Instead, it’s the suicide doors, much like the RX-8, where you’d have to open the front doors before you can open the rear.
Inside, it’s very much like the Mazda’s we’ve come to know, clean and minimalist although it does stand out with an additional touchscreen for air-con controls, a different gear lever with storage spaces under it, and a different design for the air-con vents.