Prices revealed for

Mazda's first EV

Mazda MX-30, 2020, front
Mazda MX-30, 2020, side
Mazda MX-30, 2020, rear
Mazda MX-30, 2020, interior
Mazda MX-30, 2020, doors
Mazda MX-30, 2020, rear seats

THE first all-electric car to come from Mazda - the MX-30 - will be priced from £30,495 when it arrives in the UK early next year.

With the current Government subsidy for low emission vehicles that takes the cost down to £26,995 for the limited run of First Edition models.

Prices for the rest of the range are still to be announced and the run of First Edition versions of the MX-30 will be restricted to 500.

The car is Mazda's first pure EV and according to the Japanese company it has a range of 124 miles on a full charge.

Performance details are yet to be released but are expected to be around nine seconds for the 0 to 60mph sprint with a top speed in the region of 93mph.

The MX-30 has an unusual door arrangement with the front doors opening forward to an angle of 82 degrees, while the rear doors open backwards to an angle of 80 degrees.

It is a layout similar to that used by Mazda on its rotary-engined RX-8 sports coupe of some ten years ago.

Those ordering a Mazda MX-30 First Edition will also qualify for a free wall box home charger, while the car is equipped with both a Type 2 mode two charge cable for three-pin plug charging and a Type 2 mode three charge cable for AC charging via home or public charge points.

Additionally, the DC socket allows for rapid charging up to 50Kw. In this charge mode a charging time of 30 to 40 minutes can deliver up to 80 per cent battery charge.

Jeremy Thomson, Mazda's managing director in the UK, said: "Our first all-electric Mazda heralds an exciting start to Mazda's second century in business.

"With the First Edition MX-30 order book now open, customers in the UK can reserve a car for just £800 for delivery early in 2021. A battery electric vehicle conceived and created with Mazda's well-renowned focus on distinctive styling, innovative technology, driver focused dynamics and class-leading interior quality, the MX-30 will be a stand out addition to the rapidly evolving EV marketplace."

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