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Not only is the MX-30 Mazda's first all-electric car, but its also one of their most fun to drive vehicles!

"It’s an electric vehicle designed with European customers in mind first and foremost, although it will also be sold in Japan in the second half of this year. Unlike many of its rivals, it’s not built on a dedicated platform, sharing the Skyactiv-Vehicle Architecture with the similarly-sized CX-30 and Mazda3 instead. Interestingly, the reviewer says the MX-30 delivers more driving fun than both ICE-powered models." ~ CS

Mazda MX-30 FULL REVIEW all-new Mazda EV - Autogefühl

 

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i like it... but with a range of 124miles max, i think it will flop. with kia getting 200 miles plus and the new vw 1D3 coming out able to do even more miles...the only plus side of the is the small battery is quick to recharge to full, but if your doing that every 100 miles its not for me.
in the video he say 'designed as a second car/ town car... expensive for those uses..
 

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I tend to agree, the CX30 we're getting was to bridge us to an electric car next but looking at the specs and the interior in the preview / press its not for me. As you say that range is a deal killer for that price and, while I get the "recyclability / eco credentials" of the cork etc inside (and its links to Mazdas origins) I dont like the interior at all. :(

Whether it reaches the showroom in that exact trim / spec we'll have to see but I hope its not the only electric / full hybrid or it will be another ICE for me next time

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It's not as attractive inside or out as the other Mazda products. Its lack of range and price will doom it.
Making a rotary hybrid out of it will make it more expensive and complex. Another sure marketing flop.

With battery density and cost constantly improving, hybrids ,short range EVs and hydrogen vehicles are not in our future.
If this thing's minimal back seat and range can be coped with, the much quicker, cheaper, and fun to drive mini EV is a lot more desirable.
I guess it would be more comparable to the new Honda E.V. where it still falls short but not so much.

Give me a cx 30 EV with a 250 mile range with sub 6 sec 0-60. keep the price where it is or even 3 grand more. I will be first in line. Its only a matter of time.
 

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I don't understand all of the cosmetic changes. They should do something similar to the KONA EV... It should look like the regular cx30 with a 250 mile range.
 

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From a video I have seen on Mazda Gurus (YouTube) it looks like you can only open the back door if you open the front door first. 🤔
 

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I hope this is not the new style direction. The hood does not slope. Why don't they take the packaging advantages of an electric to make something sleeker with a usable back seat. Most boxy Mazda since at least the time of the 323. Interior style and materials are a clear step backward from the 3 and the CX 30. I'm pretty keen on both Mazdas and electrics but in this case, No thanks.
 

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I'm test driving the MX30 in Saturday... I'll report my findings..
 

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I'm test driving the MX30 in Saturday... I'll report my findings..
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First drive in the MX30 and first in a full EV..
very interesting, very silent apart from tyre noise.
the second screen for the ac controls is over kill, not needed, the cx30 layout is better.
the fabric leather is nice it adds a bit of colourinto the cabin., supprisingly we liked the cork on the console but not on the door handles.., now the doors.. the front open nice and wide, the rear are a gimick, we found them hard to use and getting in and out is a pain, im 6'4 my wife is 5ft.
The range is the elephant in the room,,, 124 combind 165 around the city. we drove 12 miles(uk) on mixed roads, at 30-40 and 70 mph and the used 10% of the battery..
we could probably get away with the mazda way of thinking regarding the small battery, just..

but at the moment, the CX30 is just what we need, going to the MX30 would save money on fuel etc but we feel it would be a step back in car spec etc.
if they had just done an cx30 ev,with a bigger battery,it would be better ...the mx30 is not an ev only car , from what i see on the net its a standard ice in japan..
 

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Thanks for report. From specs alone, I agree with your conclusion. Doubt they will attempt to sell them on this side of pond. No loss. An electric Mini would be a better option for me, but once again insufficient range. With just 50 or 60 more miles of range, I could be pretty keen on those.
This replacing of switch gear with touch screens is an unfortunate industry trend. Tesla is the worst about it. I really am looking forward to something electric with Tesla power and range with better build quality and real switches.

I like cheap gas as much as anybody (currently running about a buck 70 locally) but it will retard our selection of electric options over here.
 
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