Mazda gives UK-spec MX-30 minor updates

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Mazda launched the MX-30 battery-electric compact SUV in the UK region in March of 2021. Since then, the European arm of the Japanese automotive brand has sold around 2,180 Mazda MX-30s in the UK with its first battery-electric production car being voted “Favorite Electric Car 2021” by the readers of DrivingElectric.com.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • What enhancements did Mazda give the MX-30 in terms of charging performance?

    Mazda increased the 2022 MX-30's power capacity from 40kW to 50kW.
  • How did Mazda update the 2022 MX-30's EV sound?

    Mazda optimized the 2022 MX-30's EV sound by making it more natural.
  • How many variants does the 2022 Mazda MX-30 have?

    The 2022 Mazda MX-30 has three variants: Prime-Line, Exclusive-Line, and Makoto.
  • For 2022, Mazda has given the MX-30 electric crossover SUV a few updates starting with improvements to the vehicle’s charging performance and power supply functionality.

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    Mazda has improved the MX-30’s charging performance by increasing the maximum power the vehicle can accept from 40kW to 50kW. As a result, it also reduced the rapid charging time of the EV SUV.

    In addition, Mazda also worked on enhancing the MX-30’s EV drivetrain sound. According to Mazda, the vehicle’s EV sound helps the driver subconsciously recognize the amount of torque being generated by the power unit, that’s why they optimized the frequency of the EV sound so that it will be more aligned with other sounds heard when the car is running. That said, the driver can recognize the amount of power in a natural manner without the sound being unusual.

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    The 2022 Mazda MX-30 is offered in three variants: Prime-Line, Exclusive-Line, and Makoto.

    Notable features of the Prime-Line base variant include 18-inch Silver alloy wheels, black door mirrors, and a black grille. It is exclusively offered in a single-tone paint design. On the other hand, the Exclusive-Line model is distinguished by its 18-inch Bright alloy wheels and comes in a three-tone design. Inside, it comes with power seats, lumbar support adjustment, and a smart keyless entry. Meanwhile, the range-topping Makoto variant boasts high-grade equipment including a front wiper de-icer and a power and tilt sunroof as well as a heated steering wheel and 12-speaker Bose surround sound system.

    “Our first all-electric Mazda heralded an exciting start to Mazda’s second century in business. 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 is a stand-out addition to the rapidly evolving EV marketplace. Part of Mazda’s multi-solution approach to efficient vehicles, our first pure electric car is a milestone moment for the brand and a landmark moment for our dealers and customers here in the UK,” said Mazda Motors UK Managing Director Jeremy Thomson.

    The updated 2022 Mazda MX-30 EV SUV joins the brand’s growing EV lineup in the UK which now includes the recently unveiled Mazda CX-60 (equipped with the brand’s first plug-in hybrid technology powertrain), the Mazda CX-30 (fitted with the Mazda M Hybrid mild-hybrid technology), and the recently updated 2022 Mazda CX-5.

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