The all-electric Mazda MX-30 has been awarded the maximum five-star rating by Euro NCAP in its latest series of tests with 91% and 87% scores in its respective adult and child occupancy categories. The 91% rating is the best adult occupant protection result yet registered amongst all vehicles tested in the latest 2020 Euro NCAP tests.
Achieving maximum points in the lateral impact tests, the MX-30 also scored full marks for crash test performance based on six and ten-year old children for both frontal and lateral impact. The MX-30 is the first Mazda to achieve an overall five-star rating under the new more stringent 2020 Euro NCAP crashworthiness rating regime. The 2020 testing introduces new tests to enhance assessment of occupant protection and post-crash protection, plus promote the latest in advanced driver assistance active safety technology.
The all-electric MX-30 joins the CX-5, Mazda6, Mazda3 and CX-30 in achieving a five-star Euro NCAP rating. The Mazda MX-30 performed impressively in all four Euro NCAP test categories: Adult Occupant: 91%, Child Occupant: 87%, Vulnerable Road User (pedestrian safety): 68% and Safety Assist: 73%. The rating is a result of three key factors: the adoption of the very latest Skyactiv-Vehicle Architecture, which features a high-rigidity, impact-absorbing yet lightweight bodyshell; a wide range of advanced i-Activsense safety technologies which help drivers identify potential risks and reduce the likelihood of damage or injury; and high standards of pedestrian protection performance.
A stand out design element of the MX-30 is its Freestyle doors, a heritage link to the 2003 Mazda RX-8. This, however, doesn’t adversely affect safety. In fact, the “analysis of the deformed crush element from the offset frontal test indicated that the MX-30 structure did not pose a high risk to the occupants of a colliding vehicle in a frontal offset impact,” testers said. “In both the side barrier test – representing a collision by another vehicle, and the more severe side pole impact, protection of all critical body areas was good and the car scored maximum points for these two tests”.
Mazda works continuously to advance safety performance under the Mazda Proactive Safety philosophy. The superior driving dynamics achieved as a result of Mazda’s Skyactiv Technology also contribute to the new Mazda MX-30’s five-star Euro NCAP achievement, delivering a very intuitive, enjoyable, all-electric driving experience. By making the car easier to drive safely, the technologies reduce the potential for accidents without compromising Mazda’s traditional fun-to-drive character.
The MX-30 First Edition model is available to order now, priced at £27,495^^ this exclusive launch model is available in a choice of 4 exterior colours. Choose Polymetal Grey Metallic or Ceramic Metallic which is available free-of-charge. Or choose from one of the Framed Top exterior colours; Ceramic Metallic (£950) or Soul Red Crystal Metallic (£1,250), both of these feature a Brilliant Black roof and Dark Grey Metallic upper side panels.
Other standard equipment highlights on the First Edition include adaptive LED headlights, satin D pillar trim and signature LED rear lights. Inside, the First Edition features a light and modern cabin ambiance with light grey cloth and stone leatherette combined with orange seat stitching. Eight-way power adjustable driver’s seat and chrome interior details, plus heated front seats compliment the interior style, while customers ordering a Mazda MX-30 First Edition by 31st March 2021 will receive a free home charger wall box^.
Following the March arrival of the 500 First Edition models, the full UK MX-30 range will arrive in UK dealerships in April 2021. Available across three generously equipped model grades – SE-L Lux, Sport Lux and GT Sport Tech, standard equipment on all UK MX-30s includes LED headlights with daytime running lights, reversing camera, Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Intelligent Speed Assist, navigation and head-up display. Each MX-30 comes as standard with a Type 2 AC charging cable and a socket for 50kW rapid charging, which can in just 36 minutes deliver up to 80 per cent battery charge.
The Mazda MX-30 range starts with the £25,545^^ Mazda MX-30 SE-L Lux. Marked out by 18-inch Silver Metallic alloy wheels, black door mirrors and a black grille, it’s exclusively offered in a single tone paint design with a choice of five colours: standard Arctic White solid, or £550 Polymetal Grey Metallic, Ceramic Metallic and Jet Black Mica, plus £670 Machine Grey Metallic.
The £27,545^^ MX-30 Sport Lux promises to be a popular model in the range. It features 18-inch Bright Metallic alloy wheels and sees an increase in standard equipment with the addition of power seats, lumber support adjustment and smart keyless entry. Like the First Edition, there’s the option to choose the optional three-tone design on Soul Red Crystal or Ceramic Metallic main body colours. In addition, Polymetal Grey Metallic can be matched to a Brilliant Black roof and Silver Metallic side panels.
The range-topping GT Sport Tech costs £29,845^^ with a light grey cloth interior trim and £30,045* when equipped with a dark grey interior and brown artificial leather. The range topping GT Sport Tech MX-30’s equipment tally includes a front wiper de-icer and a power and tilt sunroof, while inside a heated steering wheel and 12-speaker Bose surround sound compliment the generous standard specification.
As proved by the NCAP results, all MX-30s come with a comprehensive standard safety specification, while GT Sport Tech adds to this with a host of extra active safety technology and a 360-degree view monitor.
Across the entire MX-30 range and the limited-edition First Edition, the MX-30’s distinctive, stylish and sustainable cabin features high-quality materials and a driver focused interior. The lower console incorporates a 7-inch colour touch-screen air conditioning control panel, and in a nod to Mazda’s founding as the Toyo Kogyo Cork Company in 1920, the Mazda MX-30 features cork lined centre console trays and inner side door handles. Harvested from the bark of trees without felling, the use of cork and door trim materials that incorporate fibres from recycled plastic bottles, are perfectly suited to Mazda’s first pure electric production car. Benefiting passengers and drivers alike, the sense of space is enhanced with a floating centre console that sits independently from the dashboard, while the use of environmentally-friendly materials has been carefully matched to meticulous quality and finish.
Externally, the MX-30’s looks will leave just as strong an impression, reflecting a unique expression of Kodo design, the MX-30’s styling emphasises the cars beauty as a solid mass, while the freestyle doors and framed glasshouse hint at the open spaciousness of the cabin. The front doors open forward to an angle of 82 degrees, while the rear doors open backwards to an angle of 80 degrees to reveal the stylish and driver focused interior.
Commenting on the Mazda MX-30, Managing Director, Mazda Motors UK, Jeremy Thomson, said: “our first all-electric Mazda heralds an exciting start to Mazda’s second century in business. With the First Edition MX-30 order book now open, customers in the UK can reserve a car for just £800 for delivery early in 2021 and the addition of free home charging installation further adds to the excellent value of this limited-edition model. A battery electric vehicle conceived and created with Mazda’s well-renowned focus on distinctive styling, innovative technology, driver focused dynamics and class-leading interior quality, the MX-30 will be a stand out addition to the rapidly evolving EV marketplace. Part of Mazda’s multi-solution approach to efficient vehicles, the launch of our first pure electric car is a milestone moment for the brand and a landmark moment for our dealers and customers here in the UK.”
Adding, “with the announcement of pricing and specification of the three-model UK MX-30 line up, our customers and dealers can see that next year we will have a well-equipped EV range that forms part of an electrification strategy that has already seen Mazda M Hybrid, mild hybrid fitted as standard to the Mazda3, Mazda CX-30 and manual Mazda2s. And over the coming months across our digital platforms and our dealer network we will have a range of opportunities for potential customers to get familiar with the MX-30, ranging from answering their questions, to seeing the car and even opportunities for early test drives.”
With competitive finance packages now available, the Mazda MX-30 First Edition will be available with a finance offer of 4% APR** on Mazda Personal Contract Purchase or Mazda Conditional sale ensuring great monthly payment options for the step to EV ownership. Mazda MX-30 First Edition customers can find full details and pre-order below.
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^ Free home charger promotion is available on all-new Mazda MX-30 First Edition models ordered and registered by 31.03.21. T&C Apply. Offer allows for 1 X free home charger including standard installation through our nominated installer NewMotion. Additional charges for non-standard installation identified during the survey or at point of installation, as well as any customer requested options over the standard specified by Mazda, will be payable by the customer. Installation address must match that of the registered keeper and take place within 4 months of vehicle delivery. Promotion is subject to application and approval for the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme administered by OLEV. For full information on the EVHS grant, visit https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/customer-guidance-electric-vehicle-homecharge-scheme. If you cancel your all-new Mazda MX-30 First Edition order post installation of your home charger, you agree to immediately pay back the full cost of the home charger and standard installation directly to your Mazda Dealership where the orders was placed, £485. Your dealership may withhold part of your vehicle deposit until this is done.
^^ All-new Mazda MX-30 'On the road' retail price including Plug-in Car grant.
All-new Mazda MX-30 currently qualifies for the Office of Low Emission Vehicles ("OLEV") Plug-In Car Grant, which offers £3,000 off the purchase price. OLEV reserve the right to alter or withdraw the Plug-In Car Grant at any time. Any changes in the Plug-In Car Grant will be reflected in the overall all-new Mazda MX-30 price. All figures are correct at time of publication but may be subject to change. OTR retail price quoted includes the OLEV
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