Mazda will unveil its first electric model in Tokyo. Here's everything you need to know
Mazda will unveil its first electric model in Tokyo. Here's everything you need to know. Mazda will unveil its first electric model in the lineup during the Tokyo Auto Show, and teaser images that the Japanese have uploaded to social media confirm it's an SUV.
Mazda's upcoming electric SUV will be a new model rather than an electric version of an existing model, although test prototypes shot by road photographers feature the carposeria CX-30. Given the popularity of SUVs among car buyers, we're not at all surprised at Mazda's choice for their first electric model.
The platform of the future SUV is the Skyactiv Vehicle Architecture drift introduced with the Mazda 3 (hence the similarities to the CX-30), not being a platform designed for electric models. For prototypes with the CX-30 body, the 35.5 kWh lithium-ion batteries power one 145 hp electric motor. from.
Mazda announced a partnership with Toyota in 2017 to develop technology for electric vehicles, but the future of SUVs was developed at Mazda's home. Two versions of the future model are predicted, one with power-exclusive, the other with range-extender, speculation announces the return of a spinning motor to this role. The range extender version may first be unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November.