The Mazda MX-30 has been in the pipeline for some time. Now it is finally here, and set to spearhead Mazda’s goal of a sustainable future.
The MX-30 is available as a Mild-Hybrid and pure EV. My test car was the MX-30 Limited 2.0L Petrol Mild-Hybrid. The 2.0L petrol e-Skyactiv-G four cylinder with Mild-Hybrid technology is a real peach, providing a seamless and smooth delivery of power throughout the rev range.
Looks wise, the MX-30 is a stunning looking bit of kit, thanks to its Ceramic Metallic colour combo, swooping coupe-esque roofline, and the rear doors which give a nod to the iconic RX-8 sports car.
Inside, the MX-30 uses a variety of recycled materials including heritage cork for the centre console tray to recycled fabric and vegan leather for the seats plus recycled plastic bottles for the upper door trim. The MX-30 also sports a minimalist cabin. I loved its floating centre console with touchscreen heater controls. Plus, all the switchgear feels satisfying to use. The MX-30 was also awarded a 5-star ANCAP safety rating in 2020.
Under the Government’s Full Clean Car Programme 2022, the MX-30 Mild-Hybrid featured here falls into the zero-band category, which means no added costs on top of the starting price of $45,990 plus ORC. Also, for every MX-30 sold, Mazda New Zealand will fund five native trees in conjunction with Trees That Count.
I’m really looking forward to trying the EV variant soon.