Mazda recently introduced the electric CX-30 at the Shanghai Auto show with the trade name CX-30 EV, which has many differences compared to the petrol version.
The basis of the CX-30 EV is SkyActiv-Vehicle Architecture just like the electric MX-30, so although Mazda has not released the full specifications for the CX-30 EV, many are predicting this model will likely have. The electric drivetrain is very similar to the MX-30.
Specifically, there will be an electric motor in the front axle that produces 141 horsepower and 264 Nm of torque. Power is provided by a 35.5 kWh lithium-ion battery pack that supports alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC) charging.
The CX-30 EV is significantly taller than the petrol version. Mazda has also equipped the exterior with new components including the front bumper, wheel arches, door steps, panels and roof rack. There is no information about whether the car has an interior change or not.
Since the MX-30 is not sold in China, the Mazda CX-30 EV will be the automaker’s first electric vehicle to offer in the world’s largest market. The car is expected to start selling in the second half of this year.