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Mazda's Answer to the i3?

Sun Jun 06, 2021 11:59 am

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.

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Re: Mazda's Answer to the i3?

Sun Jun 06, 2021 9:39 pm

I have a feeling that we are not going to see anything like i3 - a distinctively styled compact RWD car.

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Re: Mazda's Answer to the i3?

Sun Jun 06, 2021 9:51 pm

gt1 wrote:
Sun Jun 06, 2021 9:39 pm
I have a feeling that we are not going to see anything like i3 - a distinctively styled compact RWD car.
That might be true in the U.S., at least for a few more years. However, there are several nice, compact, RWD, hatchback EV's available in Europe (e.g., VW ID.3, Honda e).
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Re: Mazda's Answer to the i3?

Sun Jun 06, 2021 9:57 pm

Well, I love my i3, but not to a degree to go through another emigration :D

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Re: Mazda's Answer to the i3?

Wed Jun 09, 2021 12:21 pm

And another VW ID.3 variant available in Europe, the CUPRA Born:
https://www.cupraofficial.com/our-dna/g ... ic-car.htm
Amazing that Mazda would release an all new car in 2021 that is not as good as a 2018 i3.

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Re: Mazda's Answer to the i3?

Fri Jun 11, 2021 2:11 pm

But what is the price? Mazda can successfully sell this kind of less capable spec if they sell it cheap enough.

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