Mazda MX-30 R-EV 107kW Makoto 35.5kWh 5dr Auto Review

Category: Small SUV

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RRP £32,395What Car? Target Price£30,940
Fuel type:
electric
Gearbox:
auto
Doors:
5 doors

There are more practical plug-in hybrid SUVs out there, but if space isn’t a high priority, the Mazda MX-30 drives well and has a smart, well-equipped interior. The R-EV version is far more usable than its EV counterpart, too. The battery is large enough to cover short trips on pure electric power, while the petrol engine allows you to venture beyond town and city life without worrying about plugging in.

This adds adaptive LED headlights, a sunroof, a heated steering wheel, a 12-speaker Bose stereo, a 360-degree parking camera and some extra safety kit.

The only option is a 36kWh battery powering an electric motor, which offers tepid acceleration (0-62mph in 9.7sec) and one of the worst battery ranges of any current EV: 124 miles (WLTP). A range extender – with a small petrol engine that charges up the battery as you go along – will join the line-up soon.


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Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH9.7 seconds
Fuel TypeElectric
GearboxAUTO

Available colours

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

332

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

0

g/km