Mazda’s MX-30 is the automaker’s first attempt at an electric vehicle, but its limited 100 mile range hasn’t been competitive against the growing number of EV competitors. However, a new plug-in hybrid variant promises more range and flexibility.
The upcoming MX-30 R-EV pairs an electric powertrain with a new 167 horsepower rotary engine, Mazda’s signature powerplant. This setup allows up to 50 miles of range on fully-electric power, plus additional range with the 13-gallon fuel tank, for a total range of around 370 miles.
A full charge can be achieved in just 25 minutes with a DC fast charger or 50 minutes via a Level 2 charger.
The revamped Mazda MX-30 PHEV, which also receives a number of styling updates including rotary badges on the venders and 18-inch wheels, is expected to arrive in the US later this year.