2024 Mazda MX-30 PEHV: finally…

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Ever since the MX-30 came out almost 3 years ago, Mazda has been promising a PHEV version with more range than the ridiculous 100 miles of the EV model.

Today we finally get to see it. It looks exactly the same as 3 years ago. With the same exterior design, sitting rignt in between “weird” and “blah”. And the same cool and high quality interior.

What is different is the addition of a small 830CC rotary engine. And of course, a smaller battery than the pure electric version. The new PHEV claims 53 miles of pure electric range. Mazda claims a total range of 373 miles thanks to a 13-gallon gas tank. While a 50 miles electric range is really good for a PHEV, we’ll have to wait and see to get more info on overall MPG. It also accepts fast charging. And I think the best part is the super cool ew rotary logo design.

I’m not sure the PHEV version will turn the MX-30 into a hit overnight. Or ever. Even though Mazda had mentioned multiple times it would be sold in the US, today’s annoucenemt didn’t include any news about a North Amercan launch.

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  1. It’s gotta be around 32K for it to be competitive with the Niro PHEV or Prius PHEV. I’ve read that they are looking at putting the same rotary/electric technology on the Mazda3 and Mazda CX-30, while the Mazda CX-50 will get Honda’s hybrid system

  2. That’s “Unfortunate” in the looks department. The center console reminds me of the Aliens movie with the creature that comes out of the creature’s mouth. Maybe that will be a new style trend for Mazda. The higher the perceived level of car or SUV the more levels to the center console. I would expect the top models to have 5 or 6 steps. Looks like the dash in front of the passenger comes out almost as much as the steering wheel. A pull out table tray ought to be an option.

    After Saab went toes up years ago, this is the next brand I was hoping that would fold. Well, I can dream, can’t I?

  3. No Mazda will get Honda’s hybrid system – they will get Toyota’s. Also, if you’re comparing this against all the others, realize this is a start. A start from a very small company that is finally getting some help after its disastrous ownership by Ford. It can take a while to do things versus monsters like GM. They’ll get there, and maybe their cars will be better than what you can get elsewhere simply because they didn’t sell off everything that made them valuable as a brand (the way others are doing) just to be like Tesla or whatever else. It might be dull or now common looking, but its not those awful Buick/Hyundai looking generic bricks.

  4. This is what the MX-30 should have been from the beginning, instead of the bev box checker that Mazda brought to the market.

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