The international pricing for Mazda’s first all-electric SUV has been revealed, shining a light on what Australian customers could expect to pay if/when the MX-30 arrives in Australia.
We say if, because the brand is yet to officially confirm the MX-30 for our market. That said, the smart money is on the all-new EV getting a start in Australia some time in 2021, with Mazda here sure to want to capitalise on the new technology on offer.
The MX-30 uses a 35.5kWh battery unit paired with a 105kW/265Nm electric motor that will deliver a real-word range of around 200kms. with Mazda promising a zero-to-80 per cent charging time of between 30 and 40 minutes with a 50kW rapid charger.
We now know that, in the UK, the MX-30 will launch in May 2021, with the First Edition vehicle to be priced from £30,495 ($61,466). That’s before incentives are applied, though, which drops the number to £27,495 ($55,429).
Interestingly, the price before incentives (which are unlikely to be applied in Australia any time soon) is about on the money for where we expect the MX-30 to arrive here.
Consider that the Hyundai Kona Electric stretches $58,500 to $64,490 in Australia, and given the equipment levels on offer in the MX-30, CarsGuide would expect the Mazda to arrive at the upper end of that scale.
The First Edition is the only model to be announced in the UK so far, with those who pre-order to be gifted a a free wall box charger for home charging. The cabin is both eco friendly and tech happy, too, with sustainable cork used for the centre console, and the introduction of a new 7.0-inch screen (joining the 8.8-inch centre screen) that’s used to control the cabin climate, as well as adjusting graphics depending on the time of day and the temperature.
Outside, you’ll find 18-inch alloys, adaptive LED headlights and DRLs, rain sensing wipers, power mirrors and dusk-sensing headlights.
Inside, the Lunch Edition is equipped with a head-up display, leather-edged cloth seats that are heated in the front and a leather-wrapped wheel and shifter.
Tech is handled by an 8.8-inch screen that gets Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and is joined by that second 7.0-inch screen below it. Climate control and push-button start also join that standard feature list.
Radar cruise, blind sport monitoring, Turn-Across Traffic Emergency Lane Keeping, AEB with pedestrian detection, lane keep assist and seven airbags round out the standard safety gear.