All-electric SUV priced from $65,490 before on-road costs in Australia, pitched as a direct competitor to the Hyundai Kona Electric and MG ZS EV.

  • 2021 Mazda MX-30 Electric pricing and specification
  • Single electric motor sends 107kW/271Nm to the front wheels
  • Range-topping Astina trim fitted as standard
  • Priced from $65,490 before on-road costs

Australian pricing and specifications for the 2021 Mazda MX-30 Electric have been announced.

Now available for pre-order from $65,490 plus on-road costs, the zero-emission SUV is expected to arrive in local showrooms during August this year.

Offered solely in range-topping E35 Astina guise, the all-electric model features 18-inch alloy wheels, a head-up display, sunroof, and a 360-degree camera as standard.

Drive comes from a single water-cooled motor mounted on the front axle, drawing voltage from a 35.5kWh lithium-ion battery pack.

With 107kW/271Nm on tap, the 0-100km/h sprint is covered in a moderate 9.7 seconds (for international models, however this yet to be formally confirmed in Australia).

Maximum driving range is rated at just 200km on the typically conservative WLTP cycle used in Europe.

For reference, the Hyundai Kona Electric – which is roughly the same size as the Mazda, and priced from $62,000 before on-road costs – offers 484km from its standard-in-Australia 64kWh battery, or a more comparable 289km from a 39kWh pack offered as standard in Europe.

The cheaper, $43,990 drive-away MG ZS EV delivers 263km from a larger 44.5kWh pack.

With a 50kW DC charger, a 20 to 80 per cent charge can reportedly be completed in just 36 minutes. However, employing a 6.6kW AC wallbox to cover the same charge will take three hours, while on a 240-volt household wall socket, it will take approximately nine hours.

Infotainment comes via an 8.8-inch central display with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and satellite navigation. Audio is fed through a 12-speaker Bose sound system.

Other standard features include brown leather and black cloth upholstery, a 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, heated front seats, adaptive LED headlights, advanced keyless entry, push-button start, a 7.0-inch driver display, front and rear parking sensors, and heated mirrors and steering wheel.

In the safety department, the MX-30 Electric features 10 airbags and a five-star ANCAP rating, alongside a wide array of active safety tech including autonomous emergency braking, lane-departure warning, lane-keep assist, blind spot monitoring, front and rear cross-traffic alert, driver attention monitoring, and adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go.

Three colour options are offered at no cost, these being Ceramic Metallic, Jet Black Mica, and Arctic White.

Meanwhile, Machine Grey Metallic and Polymetal Grey Metallic are available for $495, while a three-tone Ceramic Metallic finish can be optioned for $995. Soul Red Metallic and Polymetal Grey will set buyers back $1490.

The 2021 Mazda MX-30 Electric is now available for pre-order in Australia, with the ‘initial release’ of 100 cars up for grabs via Mazda’s website. First deliveries will commence in August.

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2021 Mazda MX-30 Australian pricing

  • MX-30 G20e Evolve mild-hybrid – $33,990
  • MX-30 G20e Touring mild-hybrid – $36,490
  • MX-30 G20e Astina mild-hybrid – $40,990
  • MX-30 E35 Astina – $65,490 (new)

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