Mazda has revealed an all-electric version of its CX-30 small SUV at this year’s Shanghai motor show, but is there room in the Australian line-up for another electric car following the MX-30 Electric due to launch soon?
With the CX-30 and MX-30 sharing similar (albeit modified) underpinnings, many outlets have speculated the latter’s 107kW/271Nm electric motor and 35.5kWh lithium-ion battery is fitted to the former, but without any official confirmation from Mazda, there is no definitive answer yet.
If this is true, expect to see the CX-30 EV boast a driving range of around 224km (when tested on the NEDC cycle), like the MX-30.
With similarities in size, packaging and platform between the CX-30 EV and MX-30 EV, why do both models exist?
The answer is simple. The MX-30 represents Mazda’s first step towards embracing an electric future, and its ‘MX’ moniker that stands for ‘Motoring Experiment’ is an allusion to the brand’s willingness to break the mould.