Mazda is making its first attempt at an electric vehicle. The vehicle is considered an unusual small SUV with RX-8-style doors. The cost starts at $34,645. In October, the 2022 MX-30 is slated to go on sale in California. Moreover, it will be available with a 143-hp electric motor that powers the front wheels and a small battery pack. It is estimated it will be at a net capacity of around 32.0 kWh. Moreover, Mazda is saying it will provide 100 miles of EPA-estimated range. Thus the plug-in hybrid version with a rotary gas engine will eventually come.
Mazda MX-30 Specs
It seems the MX-30 specs seem to be a bit perplexing when compared to other what is considered for other affordable EVs. The vehicle, despite its tiny battery and short driving range, is several thousand less than other EVs with much more range. The 2022 Chevy Bolt EV is less. It starts at $31,995. This vehicle range is double that of the Mazda’s range – 259 miles. The 2022 Nissan Leaf got a price cut which it starts well under $30,000. Moreover, it is estimated 149 miles of range in its base form.
MX-30 Trim Levels
In fact, Mazda is offering the MX-30 in two trim levels. This quality-equipped Premium Plus model starts at $37,655. It will add features such as a 360-degree camera system and a premium audio system. Thus, other options include premium paint colors. They cost between $495 and $995.
Mazda is offering a loaner program for MX-30 buyers. This is to incentivize EV owners. It would help make up for the car’s limited range. They can borrow a gas-powered Mazda from a dealership for up to 10 days per year for the first three years you own the car. In fact, buyers they are getting a $500 charging credit for ChargePoint. It can be used either for public charging stations or to install a home charging station.