The All-New Mazda MX-30 Full Electric Crossover
The MX-30 is Mazda’s first production full EV car, it is a family Crossover with sporty coupe looks and is equally appealing inside. There is also a long list of state-of-the-art safety tech and driver aids as standard on all models. As demand for SUVs/Crossovers is huge, Mazda are banking on it being a safe bet to sell in big numbers.
Interior & Tech
The new Mazda MX-30 is a 5-seater SUV, ideal for a family with children, adults will squeeze in the rear seats with limited leg room, but they are more suited to children.
The interior is smart, and for those with ethical concerns you will be pleased to hear the materials are sourced from recycled materials and vegan friendly. Now, for some who think that may downgrade the interior quality, you’d be wrong, the interior looks and feels quality regardless of which trim-level you opt for.
All models get twin screens inside, a 7.7-inch TFT colour driver display and 8.8-inch colour touchscreen entertainment system with integrated navigation and Android Auto/Apple CarPlay support for smartphone mirroring. Climate control is also operated by an additional easy to operate touchscreen mounted lower down, below the infotainment screen.
Engine, Drive and Comfort
The 145PS engine featuring Mazda’s e-SKYACTIV technology and adjustable brake regeneration settings, operating via steering wheel mounted paddles. It can you get you from 0-62mph in around 9.7 seconds which isn’t lightening quick but nor does it feel sluggish, for most it will be plenty quick enough around town. It has a range of up to 124 miles, compared with some other new EV cars on the market, the range is not spectacular, but there again how often do most people travel over 120 miles?
If most of your driving is around town, school runs etc then the Mazda MX-30 will make a lot of sense as it much more affordable than most other new EV cars, you will slash your running costs and even the entry-level model is stacked with standard equipment and tech that you see in higher grade models of rivals.
It handles pretty-well too and combines that with good comfort, soaking up bumps in the road nicely.
There are three regular models, the entry-level SE-L LUX, the Sport LUX and the top-grade GT Sport Tech, there is also a launch model aptly named the ‘First Edition'.
The entry-level MX-30 SE-LUX model features 18-inch alloy wheel, front/rear parking sensors, automatic headlights and windscreen wipers, and climate control. Interior standard tech includes a 7.7-inch colour TFT driver display, paired with the 8.8-inch infotainment systems colour touchscreen featuring Bluetooth, integrated navigation (with 5-years free map updates) and Android Auto/Apple CarPlay support. For good measure there is even a head-up display with is rare on an entry-level model.
The Sport LUX model adds rear privacy glass, smart keyless entry, and auto-dimming rear-view mirror.
The GT Sport Tech model adds a power operated panoramic roof, front wiper de-icer and inside there is a premium Bose sound system. Additional safety tech includes front cross traffic alert and a 360-degree monitor (parking assistant) which utilises front, rear and side cameras.
Safety Tech and Driver Aids
All models get Mazda's i-ACTIVSENSE which brings a host of drivers aids combining radar and camera systems, braking, and steering assistance.
Radar Cruise Control - controls the vehicle speed according to traffic and obstacles ahead.
Adaptive Headlights with Auto High-Beam Control - Points the headlights in the direction you are steering and automatically detects oncoming traffic/switches the headlights automatically from high beam to dip.
Rear Vehicle Monitoring (RVM) – Notifies driver to vehicles approaching from the rear on either side during multi-lane/motorway driving.
Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS) - Detects Lane markers and automatically alerts the driver if they are drifting out of their lane.
Forward Obstruction Warning (FOW) - Uses the radar system to detect vehicles and obstacles ahead and warns the driver of a potential head on collision.
Smart City Brake Support (SCBS) - Uses the front camera system to detect impending collisions and at slower speeds (up to 18mph) can automatically apply the brakes to avoid a collision.
Other safety features and driver aids standard on ALL models include - front/rear parking, rear parking camera, traffic sign recognition, driver alert, tyre pressure monitoring, hill start assist and e-Call (can automatically call the emergency services in the event of an accident and send your GPS location).
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