In a year that sees Mazda celebrate its centenary, Mazda Ireland’s pricing of its MX-30 First Edition is €42,295 on-the-road, but €32,295 after the SEAI grant and VRT rebate is applied.
Mazda says this is limited to early customer orders, and with Irish customer deliveries beginning in early 2021, Mazda tells us the MX-30 First Edition is its first all-electric production vehicle.
It is part of an electrification strategy that has already seen Mazda M Hybrid, mild hybrid fitted as standard to the Mazda2, Mazda3 and Mazda CX-30.
Mazda boasts the Mazda MX-30is a stylish and versatile crossover, featuring an AC synchronous electric motor and a 35.5kWh lithium-ion battery that delivers a range of approximately 200km and comes with AC, charging up to 6.6Kw and DC rapid charging designed to meet 125A Combo Charging standards.
Mazda says in reflecting a unique expression of its Kodo design, the MX-30’s styling emphasises the car's beauty as a solid mass, while the freestyle doors and framed glasshouse hint at the open spaciousness of the cabin.
The front doors open forward to an angle of 82 degrees, while the rear doors open backwards to an angle of 80 degrees to reveal a stylish and driver focused interior. Inside, the sense of space is enhanced with a floating centre console that sits independently from the dashboard, while the use of environmentally-friendly materials has been carefully matched to meticulous quality and finish.
The lower console incorporates a seven-inch colour touch-screen air conditioning control panel, and in a nod to Mazda’s founding as the Toyo Kogyo Cork Company in 1920, the Mazda MX-30 features cork-lined centre console trays and inner side door handles.
Harvested from the bark of trees without felling, the use of cork and door trim materials that incorporate fibres from recycled plastic bottles are perfectly suited to Mazda’s first pure electric production car.
With Irish pricing for the rest of the Mazda MX-30 range to be announced later in the year, the First Edition is the opportunity for electric vehicle drivers or EV adopters to be the first to take ownership of this unique, stylish and driver focused Mazda BEV.
The three-tone design further marks out the MX-30’s unique styling with a brilliant black roof and metallic grey upper side panels to contrast the Soul Red Crystal or Ceramic Metallic main body colour. Inside, the First Edition features a light and modern cabin ambiance with light grey cloth and stone leatherette combined with orange seat stitching.
Standard interior equipment includes Adaptive LED signature headlights, 18” alloy wheels, eight-way electric adjustable driver's seat, windscreen projecting head-up display, a colour seven-inch TFT dial display, a leather wrapped steering wheel and chrome trim accents.
The MX-30 First Edition also comes with Mazda Connect, navigation, plus Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, while the technology tally also includes Mazda Radar Cruise control and a driver’s knee airbag.
Buyers ordering a Mazda MX-30 First Edition will also qualify for the €600 wall box home charger SEAI grant, while the car is equipped with both a Type 2 mode two charge cable for three-pin plug charging and a Type 2 mode three charge cable for AC charging via home or public charge points. Additionally, the DC socket allows for rapid charging up to 50Kw. In this charge mode a charging time of 30 to 40 minutes can deliver up to 80 per cent battery charge.