Tokyo Motor Show 2019: Mazda MX-30 all-electric crossover

By CARSIFU | 23 October 2019

TOKYO: Mazda Motor Corporation has unveiled its MX-30, the Japanese carmaker's first mass-production electric vehicle (EV) at this year's 46th Tokyo Motor Show.

The newly-added EV to the stable is the automaker's third new-generation model that will first be unleashed upon the European market and from what they see - will be what they're getting.

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There's no mention of its performance figures for this crossover as yet, but it there is mention of a 35.5kWh battery powering up the 143hp (106kW) electric motor and it will be good for up to 210km.

Additionally, the Japanese carmaker has purposefully designed the MX-30 to provide "Jinba-ittai" (horse and rider as one)  driving pleasure in order to enhance the relationship between people and cars.

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Inside, the cabin is ultimately environmentally friendly with materials that include cork - sourced from unfelled trees, for the centre console tray

Also, there are recycled plastics used for the door cards as well as other recycled materials to make the interior's fabrics.

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While the overall design provides for an "open" concept thanks to the B-pillars having been omitted and the inclusion of suicide doors first seen on the RX-8.

Mazda says that the driving experience from its e-SkyActiv powertrain will provide a combination of "outstanding response with smooth dynamic behaviour to achieve performance that drivers can enjoy naturally".

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