Mazda MX-30 discontinued in the United States, brand to focus on PHEVS

Mazda has announced that the fully-electric Mazda MX-30 has been discontinued in the United States in a recent press release. According to Mazda, it will be focusing on “large-platform PHEVs” for the American market such as the CX-90 PHEV, the upcoming CX-70 PHEV, and the upcoming CX-50 Hybrid.

No official reason has been released for the MX-30 being discontinued, but US automotive media outlets have reported low sales of the Mazda MX-30 in America. According to EV publication Electrek, only 66 units of the Mazda MX-30 were sold in the US in 2023. Prior to 2023, about 505 units of the MX-30 were sold in America. For the American market, the Mazda MX-30 is only available in its pure electric version (no range extender versions available).

The Mazda MX-30 is Mazda’s only electric car in its lineup for the time being. It isn’t an EV that boasts a long range as its 35.5-kWh battery pack provides 199 km of range (WLTP). Driving the MX-30 is a single electric motor that makes 143 hp and 271 Nm. Its sub-200km electric range makes it more suitable for urban driving.

Charging up the Mazda MX-30 takes around 5 hours using a 6.6 kW Type 2 AC charger. The 40 kW DC charger can help charge faster, taking 36 minutes to juice up the MX-30 to 80%.

There is also a range-extender version of the MX-30 which packs a 17.8-kWh battery that only provides 85 km of range (WLTP). The range extender unit is an 830-cc single-rotor rotary engine so 85 km of range from the battery alone isn’t so daunting. The range extender MX-30 makes 170 hp and 260 Nm, which is more powerful than the non-range-extender version.

Despite the MX-30 being discontinued in the US, it is still available in the Malaysian market. In Malaysia, the Mazda MX-30 is available in the High variant which fetches a price of RM198,980. Mazda has yet to confirm the price for the Mid variant of the MX-30.


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