The first Mazda electric car will be a crossover

The first Mazda electric car will be a crossover

October 18, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

Mazda has published a teaser of its first mass electric model, which will premiere in late October at the Tokyo Motor Show

Mazda has published another video teaser of its first mass-produced electric model, which will premiere at the Tokyo Motor Show in late October. Judging by the video, it will be a compact crossover.

Mazda tested a prototype of a new electric car, the units of which were hidden under the body of a compact crossover CX-30. At the same time, the serial electric car will be a completely independent car, and not a “green” version of an existing model.

As for appearance, it will be a further development of Kodo’s corporate design philosophy. A number of stylistic decisions will be borrowed from the new generation Mazda3 family. The interior design uses exclusively environmentally friendly materials.

The test prototype of the novelty was equipped with a single electric motor that produced 105 kW (143 hp) and 265 Nm of torque. The motor powers a 35.5 kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack.

It is worth noting that earlier Mazda already had its own electric car. In 2012, the Japanese brand released the “green” version of the Demio electric hatchback (Mazda2), which was released in a limited edition of 100 copies and was available exclusively for leasing to corporate customers.