Mazda Canada has announced the introduction of the all-new Mazda MX-30, the brand’s first battery-electric vehicle, to the Canadian market beginning in Fall 2021 with dealerships in Québec and British Columbia.
This vehicle will mark the first step in Mazda’s multi-solution electrification strategy.
“The introduction of the MX-30 BEV will begin a shift to more electrified models, including a series plug-in hybrid with a rotary generator for MX-30, a plug-in hybrid for our new large vehicle platform, and a traditional hybrid for our upcoming new crossover that will be built in the U.S.,” said David Klan, President & CEO, Mazda Canada.
Mazda’s all-new electrification technology uses an electric motor and a 35.5 kWh lithium-ion battery. This new powertrain, along with enhancements to the Skyactiv-Vehicle Architecture, helps the electric crossover provide enhanced driving dynamics.
The front-wheel-drive electric motor will deliver an output of 107 kW (144 horsepower) and a maximum torque of 271 Nm (200 lb-ft). The 35.5 kWh battery can be charged to 80% within approximately 36 minutes using DC fast charging2. MCI will partner with ChargePoint to offer convenient charging solutions for MX-30 owners in Canada. Additional details on this partnership will be shared closer to the vehicles arriving in dealerships.
Interior and exterior design
The Kodo design philosophy continues to evolve with every new addition to the lineup of next-generation vehicles.
The interior of the MX-30 BEV continues the minimalist design and the new floating centre console and the door grips are made of cork.
The floating centre console features an electronic shifter, a familiar multi-function commander knob, and shortcut buttons that will allow occupants to safely operate the Mazda Connect infotainment system.
In front of this layout is a new seven-inch touchscreen that will display the climate control panel. The touchscreen is flanked on each side by tactile push buttons that also operate the climate control.
The Mazda Connected Services allow users to monitor and control the state of the MX-30 remotely through the MyMazda App. This includes locking the doors and adjusting the climate control to checking the battery status and charging process through the app.
The Enhanced i-Activsense safety features help cover a wider range of safety scenarios while its high strength body helps protect the battery and the MX-30’s occupants.