There are all sorts of ways people think they get a glimpse into the future, but one of the easiest and best ways is to get behind the wheel of a 2022 Mazda MX-30 EV that really does put the future in your hands right here and now. And if you live somewhere like Mississauga, Streetsville, Erin Mills or elsewhere in the Greater Toronto Area you’re lucky enough to be living in one of only two Canadian states of Quebec and British Columbia where the MX-30 EV is being offered for sale first.
The MX-30 EV has the honour of being the first battery-powered Mazda the company has produced for sale in North America after it was first offered for sale a little earlier in Europe and Mazda’s native Japan. There’s a futuristically sporty aura about the MX-30 EV with its sloping roof and rear-hinged doors that fits with its futuristic powertrain, although there’s also more than a passing resemblance to other Mazda crossovers too. Even so, but front fascia is one area that’s fairly unique to this model and sets the MX-30 EV apart from its gasoline-powered brethren.
To begin with, there are two versions of the 2022 MX-30 EV you have a choice between, and they are the entry-level MX-30 EV GS and the top-of-the-range GT model. Both versions of the
For the moment, the powertrain is what everyone wants to know about first with any electric vehicle and the 2022 Mazda MX-30 EV comes with a 35.5 kWh lithium-ion battery and an electric motor that provides the Mazda with 143 horsepower and 200 lb.-ft. of torque. Although those numbers might sound modest on paper, it needs to be understood that the power is delivered by the electric motor in a very different and much more immediate way than we’re used to with conventional internal combustion engines.
The MX-30 EV has a driving range on a single full charge of approximately 100 miles but the Mazda’s battery is capable of being recharged to 80 percent of its capacity in as little as 36 minutes using a DC fast charger. If you only have access to a 240-volt Level 2 charger that 80 percent charge can be reached in somewhere in the region of 2 hours and 50 minutes, but you also have the option of recharging from a regular Level 1 120-volt outlet overnight.
Both versions of the 2022 Mazda MX-30 EV come generously equipped with standard features and equipment. Base models have standard 18-inch alloys, tire pressure monitoring, an 8-speaker sound system, Bluetooth connectivity, satellite navigation, air conditioning, push-button start, advanced keyless entry, LED lights, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, and even a colour Active Driving Display that gets projected onto the windshield. This entry-level version of the Mazda EV also features an 8.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.
Stepping up to a GT version of the MX-30 EV adds the likes of a 12-speaker premium Bose audio system, HomeLink wireless control system, two-tone imitation leather and cloth-trimmed seats, a 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, Front Cross Traffic Alert, 360° View Monitor and quite a bit more besides.
Everyone will try and tell you that you don’t know what to expect from a vehicle until you actually get inside one and give it a go, but that’s a stone-cold fact when it comes to the 2022 Mazda MX-30 EV, especially if you’ve never driven electric before. Come and experience a little bit of the future today with a test drive in the MX-30 EV from Erin Mills Mazda at 2400 Motorway Blvd, Mississauga, ON, or call us right now on (905) 828-0070 for more information about pricing and availability and to book a test drive appointment for an appropriate time.