2022 Mazda MX-30 launched in Malaysia – priced from RM 199k, with 199-km range
The all-electric Mazda MX-30 has just been launched in Malaysia today, offered in two variants, the Mazda MX-30 Mid and the Mazda MX-30 High.
Price for the Mazda MX-30 high starts at RM 198,780, while price for the Mazda MX-30 Mid have yet to be announced.
Showcased in One Utama for the next five days, only the fully-electric version of the Mazda MX-30 will be brought into the Malaysian market.
In some countries, the MX-30 is also offered as a Mild-hybrid Electric Vehicle (MHEV), and the lack of an engine is very obvious when you peak under the hood of the BEV Mazda MX-30.
Built as a City Electric Car, the Mazda MX-30 EV only offers an electric range of 199 km (WLTP) from a 35.5-kWh battery pack. It is possibly the EV with the shortest range in the Malaysian market for the time being.
The electric power is sent to the AC synchronous motor that powers the front wheels, producing 145 PS of maximum power and 271 Nm of maximum torque.
AC charging for the Mazda MX-30 is rated at 6.6 kW (single phase), charging the car from 0 to 100% in 5 hours.
DC charging is rated at 40kW, charging the 35.5-kWh battery pack from 0 to 80% in 36 minutes.
Reminiscent of the Mazda RX-8, the Mazda MX-30 features the suicide-style rear doors with the omission of a fixed B-Pillar. It gives the impression of a large and spacious interior, while the reality may be a little bit different.
Opening the rear doors from the outside is not the most ergonomic experience, although it does make for an interesting aesthetic.
With sustainability in mind, the interior of the Mazda MX-30 does feature some sustainable materials. Most apparent is the cork (from oak tree bark) at the centre console. Besides that is the fabric made from recycled PET plastic bottles for the door trims.
Features available on the MX-30 are a Sunroof, Fabric and leatherette seats, a 12-speaker Bose sound system, an 8.8-inch Mazda Connect infotainment system, Head-up display, and a Power-operated tailgate.
Safety features from the Mazda i-Activsense ADAS suite include:
- Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM)
- Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (RCTA)
- Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS)
- Driver Attention Alert (DAA) with Driver Monitoring
- Lane-keep Assist System (LAS)
- Adaptive LED Headlights (ALH)
- Front Cross Traffic Alert (FCTA)
- Cruising and Traffic Support (CTS)
Offered with a 5-year/100,000-km manufacturer warranty and an 8-year/160,000-km warranty, deliveries of the Mazda MX-30 are targeted for September 2022.