New 2022 Mazda MX-30 E35 Astina Review

2022 Mazda MX-30 E35 Astina – It’s easy to dismiss an MX-30 E35 Astina in the context of its paper ability. Concerning the WLTP combined range of 200km the apparent inequities on this front. An EV with a long-range this certainly isn’t. If you’re only focusing on the numbers I believe you’re missing the purpose for this car.

2022 Mazda MX-30 Electric
2022 Mazda MX-30 Electric

2022 Mazda MX-30 E35 Astina Review

Its MX-30 E35 might be near-identical in terms of size (apart from being 30mm taller) to the CX-30 but its electric core is within the same realm as an electric Mini SE’s for instance. This means that it has an urban-centric maximum range (233km for the Mini’s model) is based on the notion the smaller size of the battery will mean smaller bulk and better performance. Mazda has created its first electric vehicle an option for cities that are crowded, such as Tokyo, Los Angeles, and Seoul in addition to the usual rush hour in Australia’s most bustling urban centers. The MX-30 Electric’s city WLTP claim is 265kmdue to the advantages of regenerative braking when charging the battery which means that the busier cities are, the more its reach. However, even in an urban area, it’s possible that the MX-30 Electric’s real 200km combined distance is easily feasible over several days or even during a working week. There’s plenty of time to test the 35-minute DC charge time (using the 50kW fast-charger) to increase from 20 to 80 percent, or, if you have a carport or garage which can house an AC charge box, you can use it for three hours will give you the same 20 to 80 percent boost in charge.

We were able to charge from five to 100 percent charge in just 75 minutes by using the public fast-charger located in the parking lot of a shopping center – plenty of time to enjoy coffee, shop for grocery shopping, or take a trip to the gym. It’s important to note that a Tesla Model 3, which is priced at $5000 or less, can charge at much higher 170kW DC speeds through Tesla’s Supercharger network. the upcoming Polestar 2, which also is priced under $60,000 including the on-road cost and rebates, can provide the ability to charge at 115kW. While the MX-30 Electric has a component of time management that isn’t affecting ownership of the petrol version, however, the idea of connecting to the internet is something we’ll have to learn to. As charging infrastructure grows and the location you can plug into will decrease as will any concerns about range regarding using the MX-30 Electric.


One of the pleasures when using the electric car is the effortless smoothness and instant satisfaction of its battery’s torque. This is in contrast to the rev-driven petrol engine of the MX-30 The EV version is quite simple in how it goes about its work. Punch at a stand-up start is fast but not urgent. Mazda states 9.7 seconds from 100km/h for MX-30 Electric. MX-30 Electric, which is noticeably faster than the 200Nm/114kW 2.0-litre MX-30 M Hybrid, however, its top speed is restricted to 140km/h. This is mostly academic in many countries. Although the Electric’s 107kW power and 271Nm may not sound to be much, especially when you consider the curb’s weight of 1600kg which is around 150kg heavier than the petrol-powered sibling It has a comfortable smoothness to the MX-30 that is a perfect match for its bubbly personality as well as its entertaining performance. If you’re looking for bubbly, here’s the sound that the MX-30 Electric emits when it is accelerating it. It’s played through stereo speakers and it sounds like modern-day versions of the spaceship of the 1960s in the Jetsons cartoon. It’s unreachable but not offensive. It’s lightly chirpy and quiet content, similar to the MX-30 Electric itself.


The 35.5kWh lithium-ion batteries (of which just 30kWh are available) installed inside the floor can do wonders for the MX-30’s handling. With the same suspension configuration similar to the Mazda 3 (struts up front and a beam of torsion behind) The MX-30 certainly inherits the hatch’s nimbleness when cornering and superb balance of the chassis. It’s easy to sense the rear wheels active as its front ones when outlining a curve The MX-30’s handling is enjoyable too well-weighted, quick, and surprisingly direct. In a vehicle that is so stylish and modern, it has a degree of athleticism that’s enjoyable and uplifting.

2022 Mazda MX-30 Electric Specs
2022 Mazda MX-30 Electric Specs

The same is true to the MX-30’s performance, which is on its standard 18-inch wheels that can be a bit stiff at lower speeds, however, it smooths nicely after 60km/h, and is genuinely comfortable at three-digit speeds. Due to its lightweight overall (for an electric vehicle) it can handle the MX-30 can demonstrate great body control in difficult and bumpy roads or around bumpy corners. In keeping with the pleasant and natural feeling are the brakes. Despite the regenerative effects of accelerating or lifting off with five levels of intensity, there’s a smooth progression of its pedal feeling that squelches any worries about it acting as an on-off switch.


The secure, comforting sensation of the MX-30’s drive dynamic is bolstered by its numerous active safety systems. Highlights include 10 airbags driver attention alert forward and rear alerts for crossing traffic along with rear and front parking sensors AEB rear crossing-traffic alert, rear AEB as well as junction AEB. The MX-30 is also equipped with Mazda’s “cruising and traffic support and traffic support’ that aims to keep an appropriate distance from other vehicles, although its judgment can appear to be somewhat naive. The appeal of its cabin design is the fact that it’s able to be identifiable as Mazda and all it signifies – an excellent steering wheel, stylish dashboard design, super-clear instruments, solid construction quality, but it also adds a new level of quality and detail. The MX-30’s stylish look is amplified by the utilization of cork (made from trees, not from bark) in the center console and its door handles as an ode to the origins of the company in 1920 under the name Toyo Cork Kogyo in Hiroshima. Also, there’s a felt-like fabric around the door’s tops, as well as the center inserts are made of recycled PET bottles, and a seat trim that is made of up to 20 percent recycled thread. There’s also an authentic vintage Maztex brown leatherette which is very similar to genuine leather. It is created with water, not solvents.

The RX-8-inspired ‘Freestyle’ doors provide unhindered entry into an inside that’s accommodating for four passengers but favors the front seat. The extremely comfortable buckets for drivers include heating and a 10-way electronic adjustment that has two-position memory and although the front passenger has an adjustment by hand, it doesn’t affect the seating experience. The bench in the rear (which Mazda describes as “couch-like”) isn’t as comfortable, but it provides adequate forward visibility despite the MX-30’s wide roofline and tiny side windows. When you fold those backrests down, they lie on the ground and increase the boot’s capacity to a staggering extent. If you are a couple looking to go on a weekender The MX-30 is spacious enough for two people. The Astina’s 12 speaker Bose premium stereo with a 231-watt amplifier is extremely powerful and the 8.8-inch screen for multimedia looks stunning if Apple CarPlay (or Android Auto connected to the USBs concealed inside the cork tray underneath the console) is playing on its widescreen space but the Mazda content that’s embedded isn’t quite as clear, especially the EV-related information and displays.

2022 Mazda MX-30 E35 Astina Price

Do you think you consider the MX-30 Electric to be an improved car when it can travel 300-400km instead of 200km the full charge? Absolutely. However, it would only be an issue when it was your only car. The benefit that makes this model MX-30 Electric, much like Mini SE, which is a smaller model with a similar price Mini SE, is that it’s a city electric with a focus on city driving. At 265km in complete gridlock, or an actual distance that’s 200km is fully usable. If you’re not convinced it’s enough, get the Hyundai Kona Electric.

2022 Mazda MX-30 Electric Redesign
2022 Mazda MX-30 Electric Redesign

However, the MX-30 Electric is more than just the electric range. It’s an absolute pleasure to drive, a pleasure to relax in, and a truly practical SUV. It’s a shame that this Electric version is so expensive but it’s still a bargain at $65,490, including the on-road expenses, or more than 70K once it’s on the road, and that’s not including the 1490 dollars in tri-tone paint sprayed on the Polymetal Grey test car.