Mazda will launch its all-new 2022 Mazda MX-30 EV in California dealerships in October, the automaker announced Aug. 23.
The battery-electric MX-30 crossover features modern styling and engaging driving dynamics along with new amenities. The MX-30 has an EPA estimated range of 100 miles on a full charge and is equipped with a 35.5 kWh lithium-ion battery that allows for a lower environmental impact.
The MX-30 EV has an MSRP of $33,470 and the MX-30 EV w/Premium Plus package lists an MSRP of $36,480.
Mazda has partnered with ChargePoint, one of the world's largest charging networks to give MX-30 owners a $500 charging credit that can be used for public charging or toward the purchase of an in-home ChargePoint Level 2 charger. For drivers going on extended trips, Mazda is launching a program exclusively for MX-30 owners called the Mazda MX-30 Elite Access Loaner Program. MX-30 owners will have access to experience other vehicles in the Mazda model line-up for up to 10 days per year for the first three years of ownership.
Highlights, specs, and features of the Mazda MX-30 include:
- The MX-30 embodies a new “human modern” concept that pushes the boundaries of the Kodo design philosophy further. The MX-30 features a variation of the brand’s signature wing front grille that emphasizes its deeply sculpted headlights. This helps allow the electric crossover to look and feel familiar to Mazda vehicles. MX-30’s d-pillar features a new “Mazda” badge that comes in black as standard or in silver for the upper trim level.
- Another unique feature for MX-30 is the freestyle doors, which when fully opened helps achieve a feeling of openness and freedom. Opening the front door reveals a latch to easily access the rear doors and allow entry to the back seats. The front seats can be adjusted by front occupants with the traditional seat controls or new power controls on the back of the driver’s seat for rear occupants sitting behind the driver.
- The MX-30’s interior uses environmentally friendly materials such as cork to blend modern with heritage sentiments by paying homage to Mazda’s origin as a cork manufacturer over 100 years ago. Cork is also one of the most sustainable materials available. Mirroring the openness of the freestyle doors, the configurations of an EV allowed Mazda designers to take a unique approach when creating the floating center console with cork accents. This floating design allows for additional storage space and tucks away the standard two USB audio inputs and 150W AC power outlet.
- Also positioned here are the electronic shifter along with the multi-function commander knob and shortcut buttons that will allow occupants to safely operate the Mazda Connect infotainment system. In front of this layout is a new seven-inch touchscreen that provides access to the climate control. The touchscreen is flanked on each side by tactile push buttons that also operate the climate control.
- Mazda’s all-new electrification technology, called e-Skyactiv EV, is powered by a 35.5 kWh lithium-ion battery. The front-wheel drive 80.9 kW electric motor will deliver an output of 107 kW (143 horsepower) and a maximum torque of 271 Nm (200 lb-ft). The battery pack is mounted under the floor in a flat, modular arrangement with a thin cooling system to keep the battery operating at the right temperature for optimal performance. This positioning also supports the vehicle’s low center of gravity.
- New electric G-Vectoring Control Plus (e-GVC Plus), standard on all MX-30 models, uses electric motor torque adjustments to control vehicle load and help provide natural and consistent handling.
- Steering wheel paddles, also standard, allow the driver to adjust the level of regenerative braking to what feels comfortable based on the driving situation.
- Alongside physical and visual responses, audible feedback is just as important to help the driver’s sense feel linked to how the vehicle is operating. Since an electric motor has a much quieter tone, Mazda’s new EV sound generates audible feedback that is in sync with the electric motor and helps provide a familiar connection that helps lead to a natural driving experience.
- MX-30 owners will have multiple options to stay charged, by plugging-in at home or while traveling around town with access to public Level 2 and Level 3 DC fast charging solutions. The 35.5 kWh battery can be charged to 80% within about 36 minutes with a Level 3: DC 50 kW fast charger, 2 hours and 50 minutes with a Level 2: AC 240V / 30 amps charger, or 13 hours and 40 minutes with a Level 1: AC 120V / 15 amps charger.
- An eight-year, or 100,000-mile warranty, is included. The three-year complimentary Mazda Connected Services also allows owners to remotely monitor and control the state of the MX-30 through the MyMazda App. This includes remote start / stop charging and checking battery levels, in addition to features such as remotely setting the climate control or locking the doors.
MX-30 Model Amenities
Mazda MX-30 EV: The 2022 Mazda MX-30 EV has many standard features that occupants will further enjoy and have peace of mind with the ownership of this electric crossover. The 8.8-inch large center display features the latest Mazda Connect system, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto.
Drivers and occupants will appreciate the heated front seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, frameless auto-dimming rearview mirror, and heated power-folder door mirrors with memory function and turn signal lamps. Additionally, the seven-inch digital gauge display, power moonroof, eight-way power driver seat with power lumbar support and memory, rearview camera with rear parking sensors, 18-inch silver finish aluminum alloy wheels, gloss black front grille and grille shutters are among the many standard features.
Premium Plus: The 2022 Mazda MX-30 EV can be equipped with the Premium Plus package that introduces all-new i-Activsense safety features. Blind spot assist enhances blind spot monitoring, by providing steering assist to help keep the vehicle in its own lane if the driver attempts to change lanes while another vehicle is detected in the blind spot. When travelling at speeds below 6 mph, front cross traffic alert produces an audible and visual alert on the instrument panel to help warn the driver when the front sensors detect vehicles approaching from the front left or right side of the vehicle at speeds above 3 mph. This package enhances the vehicle with the Bose 12-speaker premium audio, heated steering wheel, 360° view monitor with front parking sensors, Mazda advanced keyless entry, and a complimentary three-month trial of SiriusXM satellite radio.
Originally posted on Charged Fleet