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Mazda MX-30 electric crossover: early details and specs

Mazda has revealed early details of its forthcoming MX-30 electric crossover, which is now available to pre-order in First Edition form and arrives early 2021.

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The brand’s first fully electric car, the MX-30 crossover is initially available in First Edition form, priced at £27,495, and features a 35.5kWh battery, giving a range of around 124 miles. AC charging can be carried out at a maximum speed of 6.6kW while DC rapid charging capability enables charging at up to 50kW.

Mazda also says that handling will be in keeping with its internal combustion engine models. The MX-30 includes electric G-Vectoring Control Plus (e-GVC Plus), which uses motor torque to optimise the front-rear load shift for improved stability, while the MX-30’s Skyactiv-Vehicle Architecture is specifically tailored to complement the smooth power delivery of the e-Skyactiv drivetrain.

Standard interior equipment includes a head-up display, 8-way electric adjustable driver’s seat, a colour 7-inch TFT dial display, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and chrome trim accents.

Technology features include Mazda Connect, navigation, plus Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as Mazda Radar Cruise control and a driver’s knee airbag.

Styling on the First Edition includes a black roof and metallic grey upper side panels plus a choice of free-of-charge single colours, covering Ceramic Metallic or Polymetal Grey Metallic. It can also be ordered with either £950 three-tone Ceramic Metallic or a £1,250 three-tone Soul Red Crystal Metallic.

Drivers can also benefit from a new charging deal that sees NewMotion signed up as Mazda UK’s preferred partner for home charging solutions for MX-30 owners, including the option of adding NewMotion’s dynamic power management to the charging package.

MX-30 drivers will also be able to access NewMotion’s UK public roaming network of more than 2,500 charge points, including over 1,000 rapid chargers; the full network in Europe covers some 155,000 charge points across 35 countries.

The tie-up with NewMotion also covers charge point installations at Mazda dealers, covering a mix of 22kW AC and 25kW DC chargers to provide fast charging, including for Mazda customers who already drive plug-ins.

Jeremy Thomson, managing director, Mazda Motors UK, said: “A battery electric vehicle conceived and created with Mazda’s well-renowned focus on distinctive styling, innovative technology, driver-focused dynamics and class-leading interior quality, the MX-30 will be a standout addition to the rapidly evolving EV marketplace. Part of Mazda’s multi-solution approach to efficient vehicles, the launch of our first pure electric car is a milestone moment for the brand and a landmark moment for our dealers and customers here in the UK.”

UK pricing for the full Mazda MX-30 range will be announced later in the year.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.