Mazda’s first all-electric battery car, the MX-30, is available to order now from UK dealers. Prices start at £26,995 (with the OLEV grant applied) for the limited-run First Edition, with first deliveries scheduled for early 2021.
We’ve already driven the prototype in Portugal. The MX-30 uses a 35.5kWh battery, which can provide a range of around 124 miles. It comes with AC charging up to 6.6Kw and DC rapid charging designed to meet 125A Combo Charging standards. Rapid charging delivers up to 80 per cent battery charge in 30 to 40 minutes.
Only 500 of the First Edition models will be sold in the UK and buyers will receive a free home charger.
Pricing and availability for the rest of the MX-30 range will be announced later in the year.
Despite externally having a compact footprint, Mazda’s designers have ensured the interior feels spacious by introducing a floating centre console, plus rear ‘suicide’ doors which reveal a pillar-less opening.
The First Edition will be available with a choice of free-of-charge Ceramic Metallic or Polymetal Grey Metallic single colours. But it can also be ordered with either £950 three-tone Ceramic Metallic or £1250 three-tone Soul Red Crystal Metallic. Inside there’s light grey cloth and stone leatherette combined with orange seat stitching.
Standard interior equipment includes a windscreen projecting head-up display, eight-way electric adjustable drivers’ seat, a colour seven-inch TFT dial display, a leather wrapped steering wheel and chrome trim accents.
Mazda Connect, sat nav, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and Radar Cruise control are also all standard on the First Edition.
“Our first all-electric Mazda heralds an exciting start to Mazda’s second century in business,” Jeremy Thomson, managing director of Mazda Motors UK, said. “With the First Edition MX-30 order book now open, customers in the UK can reserve a car for just £800 for delivery early in 2021.
“A battery electric vehicle conceived and created with Mazda’s well-renowned focus on distinctive styling, innovative technology, driver focused dynamics and class-leading interior quality, the MX-30 will be a stand out addition to the rapidly evolving EV marketplace. Part of Mazda’s multi-solution approach to efficient vehicles, the launch of our first pure electric car is a milestone moment for the brand and a landmark moment for our dealers and customers here in the UK.”