The Mazda MX-30 Concept is a first look at Mazda’s first electric car, revealed a little early on the cover of a Japanese Car Magazine.
We know Mazda is planning to reveal their first electric car this month at the Tokyo Motor Show, and now we know it’s the Mazda MX-30.
We know that because a photo has already appeared on the cover of a Japanese Car Magazine, a day or more before Mazda plan to reveal their new EV as a Concept. But it’s a bit more than a concept, and is expected to be on sale next year.
We also know that the electric MX-30 will come with the same powertrain as the e-TPV prototype, which means a relatively modest 35.5kWh battery powering a single electric motor good for 138bhp and 195lb/ft of torque, and a range probably under 150 miles.
We now also know what Mazda meant in a recent tease about developing the design language of the new Mazda3, as the MX-30 looks like an evolved coupe-like take on Mazda’s latest design, with much slimmer grille.
But it also has what Mazda has referred to as a “unique door concept”, and that appears to be a pair of small suicide doors at the back, reminiscent of the back doors on the Rx-8 or even the BMW i3. Although it could be a small door on just one side.
What we don’t yet know is any real detail on the expected range-extender version of the MX-30, expected to be a small rotary engine and maybe powered by hydrogen.
All will be revealed shortly as the Mazda MX-30 bows in at the Tokyo Show this week.