The unique Mazda MX-30 compact SUV is a stylish, versatile and driver-focused EV that delivers a range of 124 miles. Since its launch in March 2021, more than 2,180 Mazda MX-30s have been sold in the UK and Mazda’s first battery electric production car was voted Favourite Electric Car 2021 by the readers of DrivingElectric.com.
Now the popular EV has been updated for the 2022 model year. Available to order now, where it now features enhanced charging performance and power supply functionality, plus improvements to the EV drivetrain sound. Technical updates to the Mazda MX-30 have improved DC charging performance by increasing the maximum power the vehicle can accept to 50kW, which has reduced the rapid charging time by ten minutes to just 26 minutes.
With a focus on engagement from behind the wheel, the MX-30’s EV sound helps the driver subconsciously recognise the amount of torque being generated. For the 2022 update, the frequency has been further optimised to sound more aligned with other sounds heard when the car is running, such as wind or road noise – so the driver can recognise the amount of power in a natural manner without the sound being unusual.
The 2022 Mazda MX-30 also benefits from new interior and exterior colour schemes to further improve its styling and high-quality cabin. Featuring three generously equipped model grades – Prime-Line, Exclusive-Line and Makoto, standard equipment on all UK MX-30s includes LED headlights with daytime running lights, reversing camera, Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Intelligent Speed Assist, navigation and head-up display.
High-grade standard equipment on the Makoto MX-30 includes a front wiper de-icer and a power and tilt sunroof, while inside a heated steering wheel and 12-speaker Bose surround sound complement the generous standard specification.
All MX-30s come with a comprehensive standard safety specification, while Makoto adds to this with extra safety technology and a 360-degree view monitor. Across the entire MX-30 range, the MX-30’s distinctive, stylish and sustainable cabin features high-quality materials and a driver focused interior. The lower console incorporates a 7-inch colour touch-screen climate control panel, the Mazda MX-30 features cork lined centre console trays and inner side door handles. Harvested from the bark of trees without felling, the use of cork and door trim materials that incorporate fibres from recycled plastic bottles, are perfectly suited to Mazda’s first pure electric production car. While the use of environmentally-friendly materials has been carefully matched to meticulous quality and finish.
Externally, the MX-30’s looks will leave just as strong an impression, reflecting a unique expression of Kodo design, the MX-30’s styling emphasises the cars beauty as a solid mass, while the freestyle doors and framed glasshouse hint at the open spaciousness of the cabin.
Heralding a new chapter in Mazda’s successful SUV history, the 2022 Mazda MX-30 joins the recently unveiled Mazda CX-60 with the marque’s first plug-in hybrid technology powertrain, Mazda M Hybrid mild-hybrid equipped Mazda CX-30 and recently updated 2022 Mazda CX-5 in Mazda’s comprehensive SUV line-up.