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Poll: Who is interested in the MX-30?

Are you interested in the MX-30?

  • Yes

    Votes: 10 30.3%
  • No

    Votes: 10 30.3%
  • I want an Electric CX-3, 30, 5, 8 or 9

    Votes: 14 42.4%
  • I want an Electric Mazda2, 3, 6 or Miata

    Votes: 1 3.0%

  • Total voters
    33

Antoine

Administrator
That's right, it's POLL time! 😁

I was reading another MX-30 thread and thought, I wonder how many people are interested in the MX-30 at this point...Well, cast your vote and let us know...Thoughts and comments on why, welcome...Thanks!
 

mazdadude

ZOOOOOOOOOM ZOOOOOOOOOOOM
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'16.5 Mazda CX-5 Touring
Having had a Prius before, and driving a Leaf a few times, I wholeheartedly look forward to Mazda's approach to the concept. I must say though, that given their willingness to experiment with alternate powertrains, I have been very surprised by Mazda's late arrival to the party. Let us only hope that they can follow through with an appropriate grand entrance...
 

Antoine

Administrator
I must say though, that given their willingness to experiment with alternate powertrains, I have been very surprised by Mazda's late arrival to the party. Let us only hope that they can follow through with an appropriate grand entrance...
Good point...Perhaps it's simply because they have limited resources (compared to say Toyota) and what currently sells well for them are gas-powered SUVs / CUVs..? No doubt they have experimented a lot over the years...Also, the market for electric powered vehicles seems to be gaining momentum with the mainstream.

* Poll Update: Added "I want an Electric Mazda2, 3, 6 or Miata"
 

ColoradoDriver

Gen-1 Kodo Design
Contributor
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Denver, CO
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2014 CX-5 Touring
I'd be interested in an electric once it can actually go as far as gasoline (if not farther) with a charging infrastructure to support it, and some way to charge it is fast as it is to fuel my gas one.

I'm sure we are way off from that last point, so for now just put me as a "No".
 
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Denmark
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CX-3 Optimum Aut.
I'm both interested in the MX-30 but would also like an electric or pluging-hybrid CX-30, so the poll is a bit limited for me (maybe give the possibility to choose motre than one option?) but I chose "I want an Electric CX-3, 30, 5, 8 or 9".
 

Antoine

Administrator
I'd be interested in an electric once it can actually go as far as gasoline (if not farther) with a charging infrastructure to support it, and some way to charge it is fast as it is to fuel my gas one.

I'm sure we are way off from that last point, so for now just put me as a "No".
I hear ya...I would not be surprised if a lot of people feel the same way and for good reason. I also think the interest and excitement for electric vehicles is growing especially if the tech inside becomes really attractive, useful and convenient.

Infrastructure is key though...

maybe give the possibility to choose motre than one option?
Good idea...Expanded it to two..(y)
 
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2018 CX5 SE-L Nav+ 2WD 2.2D 150hp Auto
In the UK there are 500 available for reservation although details are scant about internal dimensions including boot (trunk) volume and will not be available until next year. Surely they know as it has been designed and is in production. Lack of range around town here in the UK is not a problem if you have a home chargepoint. Longer journeys will be an issue as the charging infrastructure here is still poor. Competitors around the same price point have better range so I won't be buying an MX-30 even though I will get an electric car in the next year or two.
 
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2018 CX5 SE-L Nav+ 2WD 2.2D 150hp Auto
Yes, the range is 124 miles (subject to homologation) See https://www.mazda.co.uk/cars/mazda-mx-30/

Also see https://ev-database.uk/#sort:path~t...t=60~260|paging:currentPage=0|paging:number=9

The main competitor in the UK will be the MG ZS EV (140 miles) and Kia E-Niro at 235 miles. The rest are smaller cars but on the other hand we still don't know the boot (trunk) space for the MX-30 plus the price still has to be finalised which is understandable in these troubled times. Both of my quoted examples are on the road now so range has been tested and proved.
 
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Denmark
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CX-3 Optimum Aut.
Here's the German brochure for the MX-30:

If you scroll down to page 24, you can see the dimensions, exterior, interior and boot.
Price for base verion is €33,490 and €33,990 for First Edition version.
Here in Denmark we also get a version above the First Edition, called Cosmo at around €36,000, at the moment we pay no taxes on electric cars, only on petrol/diesel cars - which is why the MX-30 costs the same in Denmark as in Germany (it's actually slightly cheaper than in Germany).
 
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2018 CX5 SE-L Nav+ 2WD 2.2D 150hp Auto
Thanks Santa. Interestingly there's no brochure on the UK site and only one trim version. Very poor. How can you make an informed decision to order when the detail is lacking.:confused: 366 litres for the boot space which is no good to me and no frunk even.
 
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Antoine

Administrator
I'm not sure but perhaps Mazda is attempting to make the MX-30 more fun to drive than the competition and therefore has sacrificed some elements like range and capacity in an effort to reduce weight and improve driving dynamics..?

Personally, I think the MX-30's styling / design seems a bit more premium and sophisticated than the competition.

All that said, I understand range and capacity is obviously a major selling point for many people.
 
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2018 CX5 SE-L Nav+ 2WD 2.2D 150hp Auto
I'm not sure but perhaps Mazda is attempting to make the MX-30 more fun to drive than the competition and therefore has sacrificed some elements like range and capacity in an effort to reduce weight and improve driving dynamics..?

Personally, I think the MX-30's styling / design seems a bit more premium and sophisticated than the competition.

All that said, I understand range and capacity is obviously a major selling point for many people.
Trouble is I DO like the styling. The motor is in the front so what's happened to the boot (trunk) space? There's no fuel tank and no exhaust pipe to take up the room. (Rhetorical question really unless any Mazda engineers can answer).
 

Antoine

Administrator
Could be related to the batteries, cooling, weight / design constraints...I forgot to mention, there's also talk of a range extender...In the form of a micro rotary-powered generator I believe..?
 
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Denmark
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CX-3 Optimum Aut.
Could be related to the batteries, cooling, weight / design constraints...I forgot to mention, there's also talk of a range extender...In the form of a micro rotary-powered generator I believe..?
There is :)
If you see the review on Autogefühl he actually mentions the rangeextender when he shows the cutaway MX-30 at the showroom, it's placed next to the electricmotor in the front.
Go to 5:06 in the video for the cutaway.
 

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