With pricing and specification confirmed, Australian consumers can now pre-order Mazda’s first-ever electric vehicle from May 5.
Promising unique SUV coupe style, class-leading dynamics, a premium quality interior, an impressive list of standard features and a five-star 2020 ANCAP safety rating, Mazda MX-30 Electric will be sold and serviced through a comprehensive network of 100 Mazda dealers across Australia.
To be among the first to own a Mazda MX-30 Electric, customers should register their pre-order on mazda.com.au to access the initial release of 100 models. Deliveries of MX-30 Electric will start in August.
Mazda’s first-ever EV is also part of Mazda Finance’s Mazda Assured product. Offered over one to four-year loan terms, Mazda Assured provides a Guaranteed Future Value and lower monthly repayments and gives owners the option of trading-in, keeping or returning their vehicle at the end of the loan term.
Mazda MX-30 Electric will be available in top-specification Astina grade and is priced from $65,490. Comprehensively equipped, it boasts 18-inch alloy wheels, 12-speaker Bose premium sound system, windscreen heads up display, 360-degree camera, Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go function and an exhaustive suite of safety tech that includes 10 airbags and front cross-traffic support.
“The first-ever MX-30 Electric is a bold statement for the brand as Mazda enters its second century of operations,” said Mazda Australia Managing Director, Vinesh Bhindi.
“We have welcomed the Mazda MX-30 M Hybrid to the Australian market, where it has been welcomed and highly praised for its cutting-edge design, intelligent materials and strong safety attributes.
“The MX-30 Electric is Mazda’s first-ever pure electric vehicle, building on the benefits of the M Hybrid to deliver a zero emissions driving experience.
“It also proves that you can have a sustainable drive while retaining the fun behind the wheel and unique driver connection that Mazda is renowned for,” he said.
Mazda MX-30 Electric pricing
From launch, the first-ever Mazda MX-30 Electric will be available in top-specification Astina grade, priced from $65,490 (excluding on-road costs).
|Grade||MRLP (ex. on-road costs)|
|MX-30 E35 Astina||$65,490|
The Mazda MX-30’s e-Skyactiv (EV) system
Mazda’s first-ever MX-30 also showcases its first-ever purely electric drivetrain.
The specific e-Skyactiv (EV) system comprises a water-cooled AC synchronous electric motor, 355-volt lithium-ion battery, inverter, DC-DC converter and AC standard charger.
Direct current from the battery is converted to alternating current by the inverter to drive the motor, while the DC-DC converter steps down the voltage to supply power for the car’s auxiliary 12V requirements.
The motor, inverter, DC-DC converter and junction box are integrated into a single high-voltage unit, mounted towards the front of the vehicle.
The placement of the high-voltage 35.5kWh battery pack beneath the floor keeps its mass low and central, ensuring minimal impact on interior space and handling dynamics, while maximising safety.
The battery pack’s size was carefully resolved to be true to Mazda’s ‘well-to-wheel’ philosophy. Its size was chosen to minimise CO2 emissions throughout its life cycle, from initial resource extraction to installation, full-cycle usage and finally battery disposal, while delivering 200km of real-world emissions-free driving between charges.
The result is a system that is compact and light weight, while the battery case is also firmly joined to the body to improve safety and rigidity. Following this philosophy, Mazda’s unique Jinba-Ittai driving experience is retained.
Key outputs and charging capability
The Mazda MX-30’selectric motor generates 107kW and an instant 271Nm torque output, sent to the front wheels via a single-speed reduction gear transmission.
Both Type 2 AC and Combo 2 DC charging connections are mounted on the right rear fender. Using an AC wallbox or public charger at 6.6kWh, the benchmark 20-80 per cent charge is completed in approximately three hours.
Utilising the 50kWh DC charge capability reduces the 20-80 per cent charge time to only 36 minutes.
Mazda MX-30 Electric will be supplied with a portable charger which can be plugged into a standard 240V, 10A power point and will charge from 20-80 per cent in around 9 hours.
Protective structure for high-voltage components
To prevent direct contact with the high-voltage electrical components, the high-voltage components and the battery pack are shielded by specific structures to protect them from external forces in a collision. The system is also capable of blocking off the high-voltage power to prevent electric shocks if it detects damage to and high-voltage components.
These measures prevent electric shocks if the system detects any high-voltage components may be damaged.
Refrigerant battery cooling system
To maximise the battery pack’s performance in all conditions and prolong battery life, the Mazda MX-30 Electric adopts a refrigerant cooling system.
Thin cooling tubes are mounted beneath the battery pack and are connected to a heat exchanger. A sensor constantly monitors the battery temperature and controls the coolant flow as required.
e-GVC Plus further improves chassis performance
Mazda’s well-known G-Vectoring Control system has evolved into e-GVC Plus for the Mazda MX-30 Electric.
This system uses the instant torque generation capability of the electric motor to optimise handling and traction, by varying the motor’s torque delivery to the wheels.
e-GVC Plus provides this fine torque control in response to steering inputs. For example, when the driver turns to enter a corner, the system slightly reduces torque to instigate front load transfer and assume a smooth turning posture. When the driver starts to return the steering wheel to its original (neutral) position, torque is increased slightly to shift the load to the rear and stabilise vehicle behaviour.
The system also assists when the driver quickly returns to straight-line travel, by gently applying brake pressure to ensure stability.
As a result, the Mazda MX-30 feels assured in all conditions, whether driving on mountain roads, highways or slippery surfaces. These measures realise an EV that features incomparable handling performance.
Motor pedal for ultra-fine throttle control
The traditional throttle pedal takes on a new dimension in the first-ever Mazda MX-30 Electric.
Called a ‘motor pedal’ and based on Mazda’s own electric motor torque control system, it realises the desired vehicle speed based on the driver’s intended amount of acceleration or deceleration.
Capable of intelligently deploying torque – for example, gradually if the pedal is pushed slowly, or quickly if pushed firmly – the system also works co-operatively with the braking system under deceleration to allow optimal kinetic energy recovery for the regeneration of electricity.
Regenerative capability can be controlled over five steps via the steering-wheel mounted paddles, increasing or decreasing deceleration energy recovery to suit the situation.
Actively controlled sound for intuitive operation
Although the EV system generates no discernible sound, Mazda’s e-Skyactiv provides aural driver feedback that enables subconscious recognition of the motor’s torque delivery. This is done via the audio system.
Focused on human nature, this sound is synchronised to perfectly match the motor torque, supplying the driver with natural-sounding feedback that corresponds to the driving conditions, adding another layer of connection between the Mazda MX-30 and its driver.
KEY SPECIFICATIONS AND SAFETY
A single high spec level with five-star safety
The first-ever Mazda MX-30 Electric is specified in the luxurious E35 Astina specification for the Australian market.
Standard features are truly comprehensive and include a powered glass sunroof, 18-inch bright finish alloy wheels, 10-way powered driver’s seat with memory, heated front seats and a heated steering wheel.
Customers also benefit from the immediate peace-of-mind afforded by the Mazda MX-30 Electric’s five-star ANCAP rating, tested against the more stringent 2020 standards.
Key safety attributes include 10 airbags, Smart Brake Support including Turn Across Traffic function and Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop & Go function.
- 18-inch alloy wheels (bright finish)
- Powered exterior mirrors with auto folding function, heating function and memory
- Exterior mirror with auto dimming function (driver)
- Exterior mirrors with reverse tilt down function
- Glass sunroof with power tilt and slide
- Auto on/off LED Headlamps
- Rear spoiler
- Rear wiper with intermittent function
- 2-speed front wipers with rain-sensing function
- Advanced keyless entry
- Advanced keyless push-button start
- 7-inch TFT LCD multi-information meter display
- Air-conditioning, single-zone climate control with touch-screen controls
- Auto-dimming interior rear-view mirror
- Electric parking brake with Auto Hold
- Heated front seats
- Tilt and telescopic adjustable steering wheel, leather wrapped with heating
- Leather-wrapped gear shift knob
- Overhead sunglass storage box
- Power windows with auto up/down (all windows)
- Seat trim: Vintage Brown Maztex with black cloth
- Driver’s seat with 10-way power adjustment (including lumbar adjustment) and 2-position memory
- Rear seat row with centre fold down armrest
- Rear seat row with 60/40 split-fold backrest
- Vanity mirrors (front) with illumination
- 8.8-inch widescreen colour display (Mazda Connect)
- Apple® CarPlay and Android™ Auto
- Hands-free Bluetooth® with audio capability (MP3 compatible)
- 12-speaker Bose premium audio system, with FM tuner and DAB+ Digital Radio
- Multi-function commander control
- Satellite navigation
- USB input (iPod® compatible)
- Type 2 portable charger
- 360° View Monitor
- Adaptive LED Headlights (ALH)
- 10 Airbags: front (driver and passenger), side (front and rear), knee (driver), far side (driver) and curtain (front and rear)
- Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM)
- Cruising & Traffic Support
- Driver Attention Alert
- Driver monitoring
- Emergency Lane Keeping with Road Keep Assist
- Emergency Lane Keeping with Blind Spot Assist
- Emergency Stop Signal (ESS)
- Forward Obstruction Warning (FOW)
- Front Cross Traffic Alert (FCTA)
- Hill Launch Assist (HLA)
- Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
- Lane-keep Assist System (LAS)
- Mazda Radar Cruise Control (MRCC) with Stop & Go
- Parking sensors (front)
- Parking sensors (rear)
- Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)
- Reverse camera
- Smart Brake Support (SBS), including
- Smart Brake Support – Front (SBS-F) with pedestrian and cycle detection
- Smart Brake Support – Rear (SBS-R)
- Smart Brake Support – Rear Crossing (SBS-RC)
- Smart Brake Support – Turn-across Traffic
- Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR)
- Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
3-tone colour option further accents Mazda MX-30’s style
The Mazda MX-30 Electric’s standard colour palette includes Ceramic Metallic, Jet Black Mica and Arctic White.
Premium exterior colours Machine Grey Metallic and Polymetal Grey Metallic are available for $495 (MLP).
Further accentuating the Mazda MX-30’s unique design is the optional 3-tone paint finish. Mazda’s distinctive Soul Red Crystal Metallic, as well as Ceramic Metallic, are teamed with grey pillars and a black roof, while Polymetal Grey is matched with silver pillars and a black roof.
The 3-tone Ceramic metallic finish is available for $995 (MLP), while Soul Red Metallic and Polymetal Grey cost $1,490 (MLP).
ACCESSORIES AND AFTERSALES
Genuine Mazda Accessories offers home charging solutions
All Mazda MX-30 models are compatible with a range of genuine Mazda Accessories that add a further dimension to the ownership experience.
Mazda MX-30 Electric owners will be able to purchase an AC home charging facility through JetCharge, Mazda’s electric infrastructure partner. Further technical and availability details will be provided at launch.
Customers can also choose from the following dealer-fit accessories, which are all supplied without impacting the Mazda MX-30’s safety systems or warranty.
- Slimline Weathershields
- Bonnet Protector
- Headlight Protector
- Front mud guards
- Rear mud guards
- Floor mats
- Illuminated scuff plates
- Cargo tray
- Retractable cables for:
- Audio USB
- USB to lightning connector
- USB to micro USB
- USB to USB Type C
- Coloured key shells in:
- Brushed aluminium
- Carbon fibre
- Boot lip protector
- Cargo organiser box
- Bike rack – wheel on
- Bike rack – wheel off
- Universal carrier
- Kayak holder
- Roof Racks
Mazda Service Select makes service simple
The first-ever Mazda MX-30 Electric has service Intervals set at 12 months or 15,000km, whichever comes first.
Mazda Service Select makes servicing simple, offering a range of transparent servicing options.
For Mazda MX-30 Electric’s unique servicing requirements, the five-year Mazda Service Select plan is priced at $1,273.79.
Like all new Mazda vehicles, the Mazda MX-30 Electric is covered by a five-year, unlimited-kilometre national warranty, with five years’ complimentary Mazda Premium Roadside Assistance.
The lithium-ion battery pack is covered by an eight-year warranty.
Peace of mind with Guaranteed Future Value via Mazda Assured
When purchasing through Mazda Finance’s Mazda Assured program, first-ever Mazda MX-30 Electric customers benefit from Guaranteed Future Value*. This offers lower monthly repayments^ and locks in what the vehicle will be worth to Mazda Finance at the end of the loan (subject to fair wear and tear, and agreed kilometres being met), guaranteeing the vehicle’s future trade-in price before the customer drives away.
The Mazda Assured program is offered over a four-year term and allows owners the option of trading in, keeping or returning the vehicle.
Mazda Finance also offers a fixed rate loan option over a seven-year term with the option of trading in or keeping the vehicle at the contract’s conclusion.
Both options offer flexible deposit options as well as personalised interest rates.
*The Guaranteed Future Value (GFV) is the minimum value of your Mazda at the end of your finance contract, as determined by Mazda Finance. If you decide to return your car to Mazda Finance at the end of your term, Mazda Finance will pay you the agreed GFV, which will be put against your final payment subject to fair wear and tear conditions and agreed kilometres being met. The information provided is general in nature. You should seek your own financial advice to determine whether Mazda Assured is appropriate for your individual circumstances. Terms, conditions, fees and charges apply. Mazda Assured GFV products are available to approved customers of Mazda Finance, a division of Australian Alliance Automotive Finance Pty Limited ABN 63 002 407 703, Australian Credit Licence 513747.
^ Lower monthly repayments compared to a similar term with no Guaranteed Future Value (GFV) or equivalent balloon final payment. Total interest charges will be higher if a GFV or balloon final payment is selected.