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Mazda MX-30 Will Be Offered As An EV And PHEV With A Rotary Engine Range Extender

The MX-30 will be Mazda’s first electric and electrified model in North America


  • The full-EV version was announced late last year.

  • Yes, the rotary engine is back!

  • The MX-30 EV version should arrive late this year.


The Mazda MX-30 was first announced back in 2019 and at the time, the small SUV’s coming to North America was uncertain. Back in October of last year, the arrival of the EV version was confirmed for Canada and the US. Now, we can officially share that both versions of the Mazda MX-30 will be offered in North America.

Fully Electric Mazda MX-30 Confirmed for Canada

We already know that the EV‘s e-Skyactiv electric powertrain delivers 143 horsepower that is sent to the front wheels. Supplying power to the motor is a 35.5-kWh lithium-ion battery pack that delivers a combined WLTP city/highway driving range of about 124 miles or 200 kilometres.

Details are still relatively scarce on the PHEV version other than the fabled rotary engine, thanks to its compact and lightweight architecture, finally returning as a range-extender. As with the BMW i3 and Chevrolet Volt, according to Motor Trend, it is expected that the ICE will not power the drive wheels but rather serve as a generator for the battery pack. On that subject, we assume the EV’s 35.5-kWh battery pack will be part of the package, and hopefully, the total range will at least double.

Mazda MX-30
Mazda MX-30 | Photo: Mazda

What we have learned is that the EV version will arrive on the market by the end of 2021 for the 2022 model year. The PHEV iteration’s timeline is not as clear, but it should land shortly thereafter.

Mazda MX-30
Mazda MX-30 | Photo: Mazda

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Matt St-Pierre
Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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