Production starts on fully electric Mazda MX-30
Mazda’s first fully electric vehicle, the MX-30, has entered production as the manufacturer continues to ramp up activity in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Mazda MX-30 has begun production at the company’s Hiroshima plant in Japan, with UK deliveries expected in early 2021.
The all-electric car, which was announced last year, will cost from £27,495 for the First Edition model although this is limited to 500 cars in the UK.
The First Edition is a higher spec model with standard equipment including a head-up display, 8-way electrically adjustable drivers’ seat, a 7” touchscreen display and leather steering wheel.
It also features built-in navigation, as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Driver aids include Mazda Radar Cruise as well as safety features such as driver’s knee airbag.
The MX-30 comes with a 35.5kWh battery offering a WLTP range of about 124 miles. Mazda says this smaller battery size offers the “optimum balance” between driving range and CO2 emissions from an Life Cycle Assessment perspective. This basically means manufacture of the smaller battery results in lower emissions than building a much larger, heavier battery.
Customers can reserve the Mazda MX-30 First Edition for £800, with delivery expected in early 2021.
UK pricing for the full Mazda MX-30 range is expected to be announced later this year.