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Mazda MX-30

The MX-30 is Mazda’s first electric vehicle and serves as a subcompact entry in the automaker’s lineup. It debuted at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show with a sporty yet familiar exterior design and rear side doors similar to that of the departed RX-8. There’s not a lot of information on the MX-30 quite yet, but we do know that it will feature a 35.5-kWh battery pack and a front-mounted electric motor. Expect a range of around 225 miles or so, depending on weight, when it goes on sale in the United States in late 2020 or early 2021.

Mazda MX-30 Pricing

Estimated pricing for the MX-30 is as follows:

  • Sport: $35,000
  • Touring: $38,000
  • Grand Touring: $41,000
  • Signature: $44,000

We’ve based the trims listed above and their pricing on Mazda’s current method. As for which one will be better, well if you look at Mazda’s current lineup, the entry-level model will be more basic while the Signature model will feature higher-end materials. Chances are that all models will have the same battery pack, power output, charging requirements, and useable range.

Engine, Transmission, and Performance

The MX-30 will have a front-mounted electric motor, and as of now, there are no plans for an AWD model to be offered. Detailed power and performance specs have yet to be released, but you can expect it to offer up somewhere in the neighborhood of 170 horsepower and maybe 240 pound-feet of torque. It won’t be incredibly fast with a top speed in the area of 100 mph, but it’ll probably get to 60 mph in around 7 seconds or so.

Range, Charging, Battery Life

The MX-30 will follow the current trend and offer charging via standard AC power (like the 120- or 240-volt plugs in your home) or via a faster DC charger. Range is still questionable, but we’re predicting the MX-30 will travel between 225 and 250 miles on a single charge to keep it competitive with models like the Chevy Bolt EV, Nissan Leaf, and Hyundai Kona Electric.