Being Mazda’s first fully battery-powered car that is made to be sold majorly for the U.S market, the 2022 MX-30 series has a lot to make people talk about it. Already being available both in Japan and the continent of Europe, this small-sized five-seat hatchback car that runs solely on battery stands in direct competition with models like the Mini Cooper SE, Kia Niro EV, and Hyundai Kona Electric.
The 2022 model year edition of the Mazda MX-30 series is already on sale since the fall of 2021, expecting a larger segment of crowd finding their ways to the floor spaces of famous sellers like the Mazda dealership near San Bernardino.
It is from them, we got a direct access to the entire lineup of this new EV model from Mazda, where we were also encouraged to take an extensive test drive, to know the car better.
What Difference the Year 2022?
To be specific, the year 2022 has changed everything in the Mazda MX-30 series. Right from the battery pack capacity to the flipping out feature enabled on its rear doors, the MX-30 hatchback has now a flatter body to impress the stylish buyers, even though both the sides look less sculpted in general, if compared against its siblings CX-3 and CX-30 models, while Mazda has built its MX-30 series 173 inches longer than them.
Under the hood, the 2022 Mazda MX-30 models stores in a battery pack of 35.5-kwh, that powers the MX-30 models to cover a range of 100 miles, disappointing its buyers, who know other EVs covering longer distances. However, with its current power setup, the 2022 Mazda MX-30 can raise 143 hp and 200 lb-ft of torque, which is fair enough a figure to handle the most common road challenges, if not the off-road ones.
As per the specifications released by Mazda, the battery pack of the 2022 MX-30 EVs can be charged about 80% within 36 minutes if you use the DC fast charging equipment. Apart from that Level 2 charging is also offered as an option which can be done at 240 volts to top up the battery charge to a level of 80%. But this will take a minimum of 2 hours and 50 minutes. If you charge at the standard Level 1, you need an electrical outlet point of 120-volt which will charge the 2022 Mazda MX-30 EV overnight all in 13 hours.
Ease of Driving
What might bring back the smile on your face, when you go shopping for the moderately powered 2022 Mazda MX-30 model, is its technology feature list, commented the management leader of the San Bernardino area Mazda dealership. The safety and river assist features in the 2022 Mazda MX-30 models will assist you through any drive challenges and protect you from a probable collision with the help of adaptive cruise control, active lane control, automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitors, and the advantages of automatic high beams as standard. The infotainment app from Mazda will help the drivers to keep an eye on the battery usage and charge level through mobile devices.