Jalopnik published a drive report of the Japan-market Mazda MX-30. I sounds as if it's destined for the US later this year, or at least for California.
Linkey >> https://jalopnik.com/mazdas-funky-mx-30 ... 1847003108
It's seems short sighted that this late in the game, Mazda's entry is based on the CX-30 gasoline powered crossover. It draws the natural comparison to the i3 due to how its rear doors open,
The rear seats look to offer about as much rear passenger room as the i3, this despite the car overall being 15" longer. No doubt due to the hood that looks like it could swallow a V6 (but no frunk!).
The model tested has a 37 kWh battery and about 130 miles real-world of range. So really, it seems no more capable than a portly 2017.