Mazda might be a bit late to the electric party, but its first mass-production electric car might just have been worth the wait. The Japanese automaker unveiled the MX-30 at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show.
Despite the models new fuel-efficient skyactiv-x engine, 35.5kWh lithium-ion battery and 50kW rapid charging, the show-stopping feature is the “Freestyle” door setup. This sees rear-hinged doors which open to 82 degrees in the front and 80 degrees in the rear, making loading and unloading cargo easier
The MX-30 boasts a sleek minimalist interior, comprising a wide dashboard with a seven-inch touchscreen display that features climate control functions. The cabin features unique eco-conscious details, such as a vegan leather alternative made from plastic bottles and recycled cork is used in the “floating” center console that provides storage space.
The Mazda MX-30 is now available for pre-order and should arrive in European dealerships in 2020. The car is also destined for the US. While exact pricing is not yet confirmed, Designboom reports prices are expected to start at approximately $38,500.