2022 Mazda MX-30: coming to the US after all…

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Mazda will offer the new MX-30 in the US.
The new small crossover is sold as an EV in Japan and Europe. With a short range of only around 125 miles.
Mazda had mentioned for the past few years that they were working on a plug-in hybrid system using a rotary engine as a range extender. 
We will finally see this in the plug-in version of the MX-30. With the extender, the range is expected to double. If Mazda can figure out how to keep the EV range around 100 miles, this would be quite amazing. And the only plug-in hybrid to do so. Which would give them a huge advantage in the US.
From what the Mazda execs were saying recently, it seems the Plug-in version could be the only one we will be getting here. I think they know a pure EV with only 125 miles of range has very limited appeal here.
I think it’s great news. The MC-30 seems cute. With a very nice and practical interior. 
No release dates yet…


Conversation 6 comments

  1. Vince, this thing is a nightmare. It has none of the style of other current Mazdas. Very dumpy looking. It has rear 1/2 doors, which didn't work for the Honda Element, the BMW i3, the Mazda RX-8, and not even on the pick up trucks. Nobody wants that type of door. The rear seat doesn't even fold flat. Oh, and "someday" it'll come with a rotary range extender. Mazda has a terrible record of actually getting it's new engine tech to market in the US.

  2. I just don't get this at all! Mazda finally feels like they have a path to make it a viable player, but this thing just shoots in a horrible and ugly direction.

  3. Car and Liver says: '' The MX-30's cabin uses natural and sustainable materials such as cork and breathable fabric upholstery made from recycled plastic bottles.''
    –OMG!….this makes me so moist! oh the wetness! I must mop up the floor before i slip….

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