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MAZDA MX-30 HATCHBACK

107kW Sport Lux 35.5kWh 5dr Auto

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Key Info

Optional Extras

Technical Data

Review

Key Features

Transmission Type
Transmission TypeAutomatic
Fuel Type
Fuel TypeElectric
Fuel Efficiency
Fuel Efficiency0.00mpg

Driver Convenience

  • 7" TFT Colour driver instrument panel display
  • 8.8" Colour centre touch screen display with Mazda Connect infotainment
  • Adaptive cruise control (Mazda radar cruise control) features stop and go
  • Apple car play/Android Auto
  • Blind spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alert
  • Driver attention alert system
  • E-call with GPS
  • Engine start/stop button
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Head up Display
  • Integrated bluetooth
  • Integrated Mazda navigation system
  • Lane keep assist system (LAS) with Lane departure warning system (LDWS)
  • PAS
  • Reversing camera
  • Service indicator
  • Trip computer
  • Window projected colour active driving display (head up display) with traffic sign recognition

Entertainment

  • AM / FM / DAB radio with 8 speakers
  • DAB Digital radio
  • Steering wheel mounted audio/bluetooth controls

Exterior Features

  • Auto dimming driver's door mirror
  • Black front grille
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Brilliant Black roof
  • Dusk sensing headlights
  • Electric front windows with one touch auto up/down
  • Electrically adjustable door mirrors
  • Frameless auto dimming interior rear view mirror
  • Grey metallic side panels
  • Heated and auto power-folding door mirrors in black with integrated indicator lights
  • High beam assist
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED Headlights
  • LED rear combination lights with LED rear turn lights
  • Piano Black window trim
  • Privacy glass (rear side windows and rear screen)
  • Rain sensing front wipers with adjustable speed and intermittent wipe
  • Rear wiper
  • Satin Trim on D Pillar

Interior Features

  • 60/40 split fold down rear seats
  • 7-inch colour touch-screen for climate control settings
  • 8-way power adjustable driver seat with memory linked to door mirror and Active Driving Display
  • Chrome interior trim accents with steering wheel centre bezel, surround of engine start / stop button and glove box handle
  • Climate control air conditioning
  • Cloth/leatherette upholstery
  • Folding rear centre armrest with two cup holders
  • Front and rear (x3) head restraints
  • Front and rear centre armrest
  • Heated front seats with 3 stage setting
  • ISOFIX child seat anchorage points attached on outer rear seats
  • Leather wrapped steering wheel with telescopic and tilt adjustment
  • Paddle shifter
  • Passenger seat manual height adjustment
  • Power driver lumbar support
  • Tonneau cover
  • USB and 12V Outlet

Safety

  • 3 point ELR front seat belts x2 with pretensioners
  • 3 point ELR rear seat belts
  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Collision avoidance braking
  • Driver/Front Passenger airbags
  • Drivers knee airbag
  • DSC - Dynamic Stability Control
  • Electric G-Vectoring control plus
  • Electronic parking brake with auto disengage function and auto hold function
  • Front and rear curtain airbags
  • Front passenger airbag cut-off switch
  • Front side airbags
  • Front Smart Brake Support with Pedestrian Detection
  • Hill hold assist
  • Regenerative braking system
  • Seatbelt reminder for driver/front passenger and rear seats
  • Smart Brake Support with Turn-Across Traffic
  • Traction control system (TCS)
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS)

Security

  • Keyless Go
  • Remote central locking with deadlocking and automatic door lock when driving
  • Smart keyless entry
  • Thatcham accredited alarm and immobiliser

Technical

  • DC socket for rapid charging up to 50KW
  • Internal Combustion Engine Sound Emulator
  • Type 2 for mode 2 AC charging via 3-point plug
  • Type 2 for mode 3 AC charging via home or public charge points

Wheels

  • 18" Bright alloy wheels
  • Emergency tyre repair kit

Exterior Features

Paintwork

Trim

Electric Vehicle Data

  • Battery Capacity in kWh
    35.5
  • Battery Charge Slow kW
    2.4
  • Battery Charge Slow Percentage
    0-100
  • Battery Charge Slow Time (Minutes)
    908
  • Battery Charge Fast kW
    6.6
  • Battery Charge Fast Percentage
    0-100
  • Battery Charge Fast Time (Minutes)
    300
  • Battery Charge Rapid kW
    50
  • Battery Charge Rapid Percentage
    10-80
  • Battery Charge Rapid Time (Minutes)
    36
  • Battery Charge Super Charge kW
    Not Available
  • Battery Charge Super Charge Percentage
    Not Available
  • Battery Charge Super Charge Time (Minutes)
    Not Available
  • Battery Leased
    No
  • Battery Type
    Lithium-ion
  • Coupler/Connector Type
    Type 2
  • NEDC Electricity Consumption kWh/100 km
    17.3
  • NEDC Maximum EV Range Miles
    147
  • Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Mileage
    100000
  • Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Years
    8
  • WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - City
    14.5
  • WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Comb
    19
  • WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - City
    4.3
  • WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Comb
    3.3
  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - City
    262
  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - Comb
    200
  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - City
    163
  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - Comb
    124

Emissions - ICE

  • CO
    Not Available
  • CO2 (g/km)
    0
  • HC
    Not Available
  • HC+NOx
    Not Available
  • Noise Level dB(A)
    Not Available
  • NOx
    Not Available
  • Particles
    Not Available
  • Standard Euro Emissions
    Not Available

Engine and Drive Train

  • Camshaft
    Not Available
  • Catalytic Convertor
    Not Available
  • CC
    1
  • Compression Ratio
    Not Available
  • Cylinder Layout
    Not Available
  • Cylinders
    Not Available
  • Cylinders - Bore (mm)
    Not Available
  • Cylinders - Stroke (mm)
    Not Available
  • Engine Code
    Not Available
  • Engine Layout
    FRONT TRANSVERSE
  • Fuel Delivery
    Not Available
  • Gears
    1 SPEED
  • Number of Valves
    Not Available
  • Transmission
    AUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

  • EC Combined (mpg)
    Not Available
  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
    Not Available
  • EC Extra Urban (mpg)
    Not Available
  • EC Urban (mpg)
    Not Available

General

  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying
    Yes
  • Badge Engine CC
    0.0
  • Badge Power
    145
  • Based On ID
    Not Available
  • Coin Description
    35.5kWh
  • Coin Series
    Sport Lux
  • Generation Mark
    1
  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07
    19E
  • Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years
    12
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years
    3
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %
    91
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %
    87
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09
    5
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %
    68
  • NCAP Safety Assist %
    73
  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?
    No
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months
    12
  • Service Interval Mileage
    12500
  • Special Edition
    No
  • Special Order
    No
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years
    3
  • Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months
    Not Available
  • Timing Belt Interval Mileage
    Not Available
  • Vehicle Homologation Class
    M1

Performance

  • 0 to 62 mph (secs)
    9.7
  • Engine Power - BHP
    145
  • Engine Power - KW
    107
  • Engine Power - RPM
    4500
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT
    200
  • Engine Torque - MKG
    27.6
  • Engine Torque - NM
    271
  • Engine Torque - RPM
    3200

Test Cycles

  • Emissions Test Cycle
    WLTP

Tyres

  • Alloys?
    Yes
  • Space Saver?
    No
  • Tyre Size Front
    215/55 R18
  • Tyre Size Rear
    215/55 R18
  • Tyre Size Spare
    TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Style
    Not Available
  • Wheel Type
    18" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

  • Height
    1555
  • Height (including roof rails)
    Not Available
  • Length
    4395
  • Wheelbase
    2655
  • Width
    1795
  • Width (including mirrors)
    2035

Weight and Capacities

  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
    Not Available
  • Gross Vehicle Weight
    2119
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)
    1171
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)
    366
  • Max. Loading Weight
    474
  • Max. Roof Load
    75
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked
    Not Available
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked
    Not Available
  • Minimum Kerbweight
    1645
  • No. of Seats
    5
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb
    5.3

Mazda enters the full-EV market with this MX-30. Jonathan Crouch reckons it offers something a little different.

Background

Think Mazda and you think of engine technology - maybe the brand's famous rotary units or, more recently, its famed SKYACTIV-X powerplant tech. But can the company bring anything different to a full-electric powertrain? Well it's time to see because here, we're looking at its introductory EV, the MX-30, with its Zero Emissions SKACTIV-e powerplant. The MX-30 is, says Mazda, the EV for people "who don't want to sacrifice driving pleasure" when choosing an electric car. Staying true to the 'Jinbai Ittai - car and driver as one' ethos - found across Mazda's combustion engine range, it's been engineered to drive more dynamically than any other car in its segment.

Driving Experience

Mazda has chosen to give this car a relatively small 35.5 kWh battery (the same size as the one in the tiny Honda e), so you shouldn't be expecting the kind of driving range you'd get in established EV compact models like the Renault ZOE. It's just 124 miles. Still, for the urban-based folk Mazda thinks will be most attracted by this model, that may not be too much of an issue. You'll be able to eke it out easily though because instead of all the power (140hp) arriving all-at-once (as it does in most rival EVs at this price point), Mazda has engineered the torque delivery to be more linear, which makes the car easier to adjust to for those from a combustion background. The Japanese maker provides steering wheel paddles to enable driver adjustment of the brake regeneration rate - everything from very light retardation when you release the throttle to so much retardation that the car virtually stops on its own every time you come off the accelerator. The car also offers an artificial sound to indicate either acceleration or deceleration. Handling should be taut, thanks to a very rigid body structure, made possible by a bracing ring placed around the low-placed Panasonic battery pack. And to Electric G-Vectoring Control Plus (e-GVC Plus), which enhances chassis performance by using motor torque to optimise the front-rear load shift for improved stability.

Design and Build

The dimensions here are virtually identical to Mazda's CX-30 compact Crossover but this MX-30's styling is a slightly different expression of the brand's usual so-called 'Kodo' design theme, here apparently "emphasising the car's beauty as a solid mass". You'll be intrigued by the 'freestyle doors' (some unkindly call them 'suicide doors') - seen previously on Mazda models like the RX-8 - which are hinged unconventionally; the front doors open forward to an angle of 82 degrees, while the rear doors open backwards to an angle of 80 degrees. Peer in and you'll note the open spaciousness of the cabin and what is quite a stylish and driver-focused interior. Inside, the sense of space is enhanced with a floating centre console that sits independently from the dashboard, while the use of environmentally-friendly materials has been carefully matched to meticulous quality and finish. Leather is replaced by a vegan alternative. The lower console incorporates a 7-inch colour touch-screen air conditioning control panel, and (in a nod to Mazda's founding as the Toyo Kogyo Cork Company in 1920), 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 aim to be perfectly suited to the ethos behind Mazda's first pure electric production car. The boot is 366-litres in size - or 1,171-litres with the rear seats folded. You'll get a little less than that in each case if you specify the optional Bose audio system upgrade.

Market and Model

There are four trim levels on offer. Things kick off with the base 'SE-L Lux' variant, which costs £26,045 once the available £2,500 government grant has been subtracted from the initially mildly alarming £28,545 full asking price. Next up is 'First Edition' spec, then plusher 'Sport Lux' and 'GT Sport Tech' variants, with prices topping out (after deduction of that government grant) at just under the £30,000 mark. Available with a choice of free-of-charge 'Ceramic Metallic' or 'Polymetal Grey Metallic' single colours, the 'First Edition' can also be ordered with either £950 three-tone 'Ceramic Metallic' or £1,250 three-tone 'Soul Red Crystal Metallic'. The three-tone design further marks out the MX-30's unique styling with a brilliant black roof and metallic grey upper side panels to contrast the 'Soul Red Crystal' or 'Ceramic Metallic' main body colour. Inside, the 'First Edition' variant features light grey cloth and stone leatherette upholstery combined with orange seat stitching. Standard interior equipment includes a windscreen projecting head-up display, an 8-way electric adjustable drivers' seat, a colour 7-inch TFT dial display, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and chrome trim accents. As you'd expect the MX-30 First Edition comes with the Mazda Connect centre-dash infotainment system, including navigation, plus 'Apple CarPlay' and 'Android Auto' smartphone-mirroring, while the technology tally also includes Mazda Radar Cruise control and a driver's knee airbag. The latest camera-driven safety elements also feature, including 'Smart Brake Support' autonomous braking and 'Intelligent Speed Assist', which can adapt your velocity according to posted speed limits.

Cost of Ownership

The quoted 124 mile driving range puts this Mazda at a disadvantage to quite a few of its similarly-priced rivals, cars like the Kia e-Niro, the Hyundai Kona Electric and the Renault ZOE. All of those models can go further on a single charge - but cost significantly more to buy. Customers ordering an MX-30 'First Edition' will qualify for a free wall box home charger, while the car is equipped with both a Type 2 mode 2 charge cable for 3-pin plug charging and a Type 2 mode 3 charge cable for AC charging via home or public charge points. Additionally, the DC socket allows for rapid charging up to 50Kw. In this charge mode a charging time of 30 to 40 minutes can deliver up to 80 per cent battery charge. We should also mention the warranty, the usual unremarkable three year / 60,000 mile package. If you want to extend that, you can do so via optional 'Essential', 'Elite' and 'Complete' plans. Included in the standard package is a three year paintwork warranty and 12 years of anti-perforation cover. In addition, there's a 'Mazda Accident Aftercare' scheme which sees the company liaise with your insurer after an accident, making sure that you have access to a courtesy car if you need one and ensuring that all repairs are carried out to full Mazda standards.

Summary

It'll be interesting to see if EV buyers in this segment agree that a relatively compact battery pack (which means a relatively compact range figure) is the way to go in this sector. Mazda, like Honda and MINI, thinks it is but if you disagree and want more driving range in a Mazda of this sort, the brand is currently working on a Wankel-powered REX MX-30 model to satisfy you. But that'll be a fair bit pricier - just as the competitor models in this class are that can go significantly further on a single charge, cars like the Renault ZOE and the Kia e-Niro. That may be extra range you don't really need. Plus neither of those cars are as good to drive or as well finished inside as an MX-30. So we can see the appeal here. You might too.

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