Mazda MX-30: coming to the US this fall…
It is now official. The 2022 Mazda MX-30 will go on sale in the US this fall. The EV version is coming first. With a plug-in hybrid model next year.
I really think the MX-30 could be interesting. But that tiny electric range of around 100 miles isn’t going to cut it. I am not sure how many Electric Minis have been sold over here, but probably not a lot.
Even though, I think a short 110 miles range is more acceptable on a small city car like the Mini. But a larger crossover really needs to be able to travel further. They claim an 80% charge in about 30 minutes. Which would be OK. But that still would only give you only 80 miles at the most.
The plug-in hybrid version seems much more interesting. If they can keep the pure EV range at around 100 miles that is. The small extra engine/generator will be a rotary unit. Which sounds cool.
Although I remember rotary engines being pretty bad as far as gas mileage goes…