Mazda MX-30 EV will start from £25,545
30th Sep 2020 Danny Morgan
Mazda’s first full electric vehicle, the MX-30, will cost from £25,545 with deliveries starting in 2021.
What is it?
The MX-30 is Mazda’s first all-electric vehicle. It has a relatively low range at 124 miles, but Mazda says it is focusing on efficiency and usability rather than big batteries and unnecessarily long range.
Mazda has now confirmed pricing and specifications for the range.
What you need to know
Prices will start from £25,545 including the Government plug-in vehicle grant for the entry-level MX-30. This is for three “highly specific” models according to Mazda, although the first cars to hit UK roads will be the MX-30 First Edition which has a limited production run of 500 and prices start from £27,495 including the grant.
The starting price puts the MX-30 at the pricier end of the EV market if you’re looking at cost per mile of range. For comparison, the new Renault Zoe is in a similar price bracket and has a range of 245 miles.
The mid-range Sport Lux model starts from £27,545 while the range-topping GT Sport Tech starts from £29,845.
It’s no surprise to see manufacturers targeting the compact crossover market. It’s a highly popular segment and the MX-30 will look to be a success in towns and cities, which is why Mazda says the 124-mile range is more than suitable.
Standout features include the “freestyle” doors, which open towards the rear of the car although most of us know them as suicide doors. That should make getting into the back of the car easier, but truthfully, they just look good.
All models get LED headlights as standard as well as LED rear lights. The MX-30 also features electrically adjustable and heated folding wing mirrors, as well as front and rear parking sensors.
If you go for the entry-level SE-L Lux model you’ll get 18-inch Silver Metallic alloys, black door mirrors and black grille.
There are five colours to choose from, but if you choose the mid-level Sport Lux (starting from £27,545), you get slightly different 18-inch alloys as well as the option of a three-tone exterior colour design as well as rear privacy glass.
Go for the range-topping GT Sport Tech, which starts from £29,845, and you’ll get a power and tilt sunroof, front wiper de-icer, plus Mazda’s “Signature” adaptive LED headlights.
Moving inside, there is a 7-inch touchscreen for climate control panel and digital driver display. As standard you also get a head-up display with traffic sign recognition.
There is also an 8.8-inch infotainment display and all trim levels get Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard, as well as Bluetooth for hands-free phone calls and more.
The entry-level MX-30 gets a light cloth interior but this can be upgraded to cloth with leatherette trim if you go for either the First Edition or Sport Lux model or range-topping GT Sport Tech.
All models get electronic seat adjustment except for the entry-level SE-L Lux, so if you want to avoid some manual labour when adjusting your seat then you’ll want the higher-spec models.
The same goes if you want a warm backside in winter as only the First Edition, Sport Lux and GT Sport Tech get heated front seats.
Pre-orders are open now for the First Edition model, with deliveries beginning in March 2021.