The Mazda CX-30 EV debuted at the Auto Shanghai 2021, making it the Japanese automaker’s second electric vehicle in its vehicle lineup after the MX-30. Notably, this particular model also features some exclusive exterior details that appear to be different with other CX-30s being sold in international markets including the Philippines.
The following photos are courtesy of Autohome. On the outside, it still sports a familiar look that pays homage to the brand’s KODO: Soul of Motion design language. Although, there are some minor tweaks to the EV when compared with the standard CX-30.
Distinctive exterior features include the higher ride height, the revised front and rear bumper, the e-SkyActiv badging, extended wheel wells, and its wheelset which appears to be the same ones found on the Mazda CX-8 and CX-5 2.2 SkyActiv-D in the Philippines. The rest of the design remains as it is.
There have been no official interior photos available at the moment, although, it will most likely sport a similar cabin. Like the exterior, it is also expected that the CX-30 EV could come with some distinctive interior highlights.
Its engine, transmission, and chassis, on the other hand, also remain a mystery for now, as no official specifications were released by the brand just yet. It's assumed that the ride height was raised in order to accommodate its battery pack beneath the cabin floor.
Like the rest of its stablemates, the Mazda CX-30 one of the most engaging-to-drive crossovers in the market today. With the reinforcement of a more advanced powertrain, will the model still manage to deliver a fun-to-drive experience to consumers? The CX-30 EV will go on sale in China in the second half of 2021. Reports say that this is the result of the Changan Mazda joint venture in Nanjing, China, with the new crossover exclusively made for the Chinese market.