The first Mazda MX-30s have arrived in Malaysia, a few months after the electric vehicle (EV) was launched in June last year. Pictured is the range-topping MX-30 EV High, which has an on-the-road price of RM198,780 without insurance and is one of two available variants – the other being the MX-30 EV Mid.

Power comes from a 355-volt lithium-ion battery mounted under the vehicle’s floor, which has an energy capacity of 35.5 kWh and is NEDC compliant, giving it a range of 199 kilometers on a single charge.

This powers a front-mounted electric motor rated at 145 PS (143 horsepower or 107 kilowatts) and 271 Nm of torque, enabling a 0-100 km/h time of 9.7 seconds and a top speed of 140 km/h. When charging, the MX-30 accepts a maximum of 6.6 kW of AC input (type 2), and a full charge takes about five hours when plugged into the wallbox.

With a normal power plug, the maximum power is 3 kW, and it takes 12 hours to fully charge. The fastest method is DC fast charging (CCS2) at 40 kW, which charges the battery from 0-80 percent state of charge in just 36 minutes.

Standard package includes auto LED headlamps with high-spec signature lighting (no fancy illuminated signatures in the mid-range), LED daytime running lights, LED tail lights, LED fog and reversing lights, rain-sensing wipers, keyless entry and start, four front and six rear parking sensors and 18-inch alloy wheels with 215/55 profile tyres.

Inside, there’s an 8.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system (with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay), plus a 7-inch touchscreen display for climate control — a first for the brand. The third screen is a seven-inch TFT LCD multi-information display positioned in front of the driver, while other amenities include dual-zone climate control, electronic parking brake, LED interior lighting, shift paddles, projected head-up through the windscreen displays along with a leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear lever.

The MX-30 EV Mid gets fabric seats, six-way manually adjustable front seats, a backup camera, and an eight-speaker sound system, the last of which was upgraded to a Bose 12-speaker system in the High. High-spec also gets combined fabric/leatherette upholstery and adds an eight-way adjustable power driver’s seat with memory, lumbar and heating functions, a 360-degree camera and power sunroof.

As for driver assistance systems, the automaker’s i-Activsense suite includes Intelligent Brake Support (automatic emergency braking front and rear), Mazda Radar Cruise Control with stop-and-go functionality, Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM), rear cross-traffic Alert (RCTA), Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS), Driver Attention Alert (DAA), Driver Monitoring and Lane Keeping Assist System (LAS) as standard on both variants

Mid specification comes with Adaptive Front Lighting (AFS) and High Beam Control, while MX-30 High specification comes with an Adaptive LED Headlight (ALH) system. Additionally, the MX-30 High adds Forward Cross Traffic Alert (FCTA) and Cruise and Traffic Support (CTS) features.

Customers can choose from five exterior colors, Polymetal Gray and Machine Grey, and two-tone finishes: Jet Black Mica (with silver roof pillars), Zircon Sand (with black roof) and Soul Red Crystal ( with black roof). The Mazda MX-30 comes with a five-year or 100,000km warranty, whichever comes first, and an eight-year or 160,000km battery warranty.

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