The 2021 Mazda MX-30 Mild Hybrid has been launched in Australia priced from $33,990 plus on-road costs. But while the MX-30 is Mazda’s first all-electric production car, the MX-30 Mild Hybrid is not the all-electric model – that car is due later in 2021. Instead, the MX-30 Mild Hybrid uses the same 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine found in other Mazda vehicles in tandem with a mild hybrid system for combined fuel consumption of 6.4L/100km.
“Since we unveiled the first ever Mazda MX-30 to Australia in December 2020, we have received highly positive feedback for its design and environmental attributes,” said Mazda Australia Managing Director, Vinesh Bhindi.
“Now in 2021, we bring MX-30 M Hybrid to showrooms with a three-pronged range: the exciting G20e Evolve, sporty G20e Touring and high-specification G20e Astina. The MX-30 Electric will follow later in 2021.
“We look forward to seeing the first MX-30s in showrooms and with customers from the second quarter of 2021,” he said.
Using the same platform as the Mazda3 and CX-30, the 2021 Mazda MX-30 uses a 114kW/200Nm 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine that’s matched to a mild hybrid system for greater efficiency. All MX-30 Mild Hybrid models come with a six-speed automatic transmission and are front-wheel drive. The MX-30 Mild Hybrid is rated at 6.4L/100km on a combined cycle.
The 2021 Mazda MX-30 Mild Hybrid is sized similarly to the CX-30 at 4,395mm long, 1,545mm tall, 1,795mm wide and with a 2,655mm long wheelbase – that means it shares the same length, width and the same wheelbase as the CX-30, though it is 5mm less tall.
The 2021 Mazda MX-30 Mild Hybrid debuts a number of new features for the Japanese brand, including ‘Freestyle’ doors, a 7.0-inch digital climate control screen, as well as a number of recycled interior materials – including cork trim on the centre console, which pays homage to Mazda’s history.
As we’ve come to expect from modern Mazda products, the 2021 Mazda MX-30 range is well equipped, with even the entry level Evolve ($33,990 plus on-road costs) getting 18-inch wheels, LED lighting, auto lights and wipers, dual-zone climate control, a 10.25-inch infotainment screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, inbuilt satellite navigation, digital radio, keyless start, a leather steering wheel and leather gearknob, auto-folding mirrors and paddle shifters.
Standard safety kit is strong too with 10 airbags, auto emergency braking (AEB) with pedestrian and intersection assist, adaptive cruise control with stop and go functionality, lane departure warning with lane keep assist, blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, rear parking sensors with auto braking, a reversing camera, tyre pressure monitoring, traffic sign recognition and auto high beam.
The MX-30 G30e Touring ($36,490) adds keyless entry, white faux leather and cloth trim, 10-way electric adjustment with memory functionality for the driver and an auto-dimming driver’s mirror.
MX-30 Evolve and Touring models can choose a $1,500 Vision Technology pack (standard on the Astina) that adds a 360-degree parking camera, front cross-traffic alert, driver attention monitoring and cruising and traffic support.
The top-spec MX-30 Astina then adds bright finishing for the wheels, heated mirrors, a sunroof, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, brown faux leather with black cloth and Matrix LED lighting.
Service pricing for five years/50,000km is $1,942 – an average of $388 per service. Like other Mazda products, the MX-30 comes with a five-year/unlimited km warranty and five years of roadside assistance.
2021 Mazda MX-30 Mild Hybrid pricing (plus on-road costs):
MX-30 G20e Evolve: $33,990
MX-30 G20e Touring: $36,490
MX-30 G20e Astina: $40,990
Premium paint: $495
Tri-colour scheme with coloured roof (Astina): $995-$1,490