The All New MAZDA MX-30 (BEV) finally in Malaysia

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JUNE 29, 2022 ,Kuala Lumpur – Mazda’s first battery-electric vehicle (BEV), the 3rd Generation All-New Mazda MX-30 is now officially available for booking at a starting price of RM 198,780.00.

Bermaz Motor Trading Sdn Bhd, the sole distributor for the Mazda brand in Malaysia, finally managed to bring in the 2022 Mazda MX-30 after 6 months of negotiation.The Executive Chairman of Bermaz Auto Dato Sri Ben Yeoh ,disclosed this at media conference after the launch at One Utama .”We have to comply several conditions before we were allowed to bring Mazda MX-30 to Malaysia. ” Ben added, “We are very confident customers will be totally happy with Mazda MX-30, as we are rank number 2 behind Tesla .”

From left:Makoto Maruyama,Dato Francis Lee,Dato Sri Ben Yeoh ,Dato Amer Hamzah and Dato Wong Kin Foo

Also present at the launch were ,Dato Francis Lee, Group Chief Executive Officer of Bermaz Auto Bhd, Dato Wong Kin Foo, Director of Bermaz Motor, Dato Amer Hamzah,Chairman & Executive Director of Prima Merdu Sdn. Bhd.,and Makoto Maruyama,PR Manager of Asean Business office.

As Mazda takes pride itself on its craftsmanship and blending complex, quality materials to develop an elegant interior. In the MX-30, a new floating center console and the door grips use cork, one of the most highly renewable and eco-friendly resources that also pays homage to Mazda’s origin as a cork manufacturing company more than 100 years ago. Both of these materials are designed to be low-impact and sustainable. The door trim uses fibers that are made from recycled plastic bottles and the cork is harvested from the bark of trees without felling.

The floating centre console features an electronic shifter with multi-function commander knob and shortcut buttons that allows the driver and passenger to safely operate the 8.8-inch Mazda Connect Infotainment system. The Mazda MX-30 is equipped with a 360º view monitor that provides an all-round view around the vehicle and the interior features fabric and leatherette seating equipped with 8-way power, 2-way lumbar adjustments and 2-position memory function for the owner.

In addition, The Mazda MX-30 is equipped with a 12-speaker Bose® sound system which adopts Mazda Harmonic Acoustics audio system with a speaker layout that is meticulously designed in accordance with the human listening characteristics.

The “2020 Red Dot Design” winner also adopts Mazda’s new electric-drive technology, e-SKYACTIV that combines outstanding response with smooth dynamic behaviour to achieve performance that drivers can enjoy naturally.  The Mazda MX-30 provides a very natural and responsive driving sense when accelerating, turning and braking as you intend in everyday driving situations. A front-wheel drive powertrain technology delivers an output of 107 kW (143 horsepower) and a maximum torque of 271 Nm. 

The Mazda MX-30 uses an electric motor and a 35.5 kWh lithium-ion battery pack which gives a driving range of approximately 199km. The MX-30 adopts a refrigerant cooling system that cools the battery pack when the temperature rises. By maintaining the best possible battery temperature even on hot days, the system helps protect the battery pack from heat. Thin cooling tubes attached to the bottom plane of the battery module make contact with a heat exchanger. This structure contributes to realizing a compact battery pack. A sensor constantly monitors the battery’s temperature and controls the flow of coolant as needed. The result is an effective battery cooling system. Cooperative control between the air-conditioning and battery cooling systems achieves effective cooling performance for both systems.

In terms of charging, based on studies about charging facilities for EVs around the world, and Mazda’s human-centric design philosophy, the charging port was positioned on the rear fender, which allows charging to be done while maintaining a natural standing posture. There is also an indicator built into the charging port that indicates the charging status of the vehicle.

To eliminate any worries on the part of customers about electric shocks or system failures while charging their cars, a cap on the charging port protects it from rain and dust intrusion. Mazda MX-30 owners will have options to stay charged, whether at home or while traveling around through the AC charger or DC fast charging solutions. The 35.5kWh battery can be charged up to 80% within 36 minutes using the DC fast charging of 40 kW.

Available colors for the 2022 Mazda MX-30 include Polymetal Gray and Machine Gray for the Single color and as for the 2-Tone color includes Jet Black Mica (with silver roof pillar), Zircon Sand (with black roof) and Soul Red Crystal (with black roof).

The 2022 Mazda MX-30 is CBU from Japan  The Mazda MX-30 comes with a 5 years manufacturer warranty (or first 100,000km), whichever comes first. In addition, the Mazda MX-30 EV battery warranty coverage is up to 8 years or 160,000km, whichever comes first.

The locally-assembled 2022 New Mazda CX-8, Mazda’s first mid-size crossover SUV ,was also unveiled at the event. The Mazda CX-8 three-row SUV has been updated with new features and a new SKYACTIV-G 2.5L Turbo variant.

The sophisticated design of CX-8, courtesy of Mazda’s design philosophy; “KODO: Soul of Motion”, concentrates on the proportions, fine details, the flowing lines that creates a strong, mature and dignified presence.

A new variant has been added for the CX-8 which is the SKYACTIV-G 2.5L Turbo engine that delivers an inspiring 228 hp and 420 Nm torque with a maximum speed of 200 km/h. This variant comes in All-Wheel-Drive (AWD). The powertrain and seating configuration of the 2022 Mazda CX-8 remains the same, where else as the SKYACTIV-D 2.2L engine is now in 2WD. All variants are paired with SKYACTIV-DRIVE 6-speed Automatic transmission with Manual Shift mode. 

The CX-8 has been enhanced with G-Vectoring Control Plus (GVC Plus). GVC is a unique human-centered initiative that controls and stabilise the vehicle behaviour at high speed when cornering. The GVC Plus applies brake force lightly to the outer wheels as the steering wheel is returned to the center position. The GVC Plus now comes as standard in all the 2022 Mazda CX-8 variants

The Mazda CX-8 is locally-assembled at the Inokom Assembly plant located at Kulim, Kedah. The CX-8, similar to the CX-5 is assembled in a dedicated section of the plant, managed by Mazda Malaysia, to ensure that the quality of vehicles is on par with that of Mazda vehicles manufactured in Japan.

The colour line-up includes Soul Red Crystal, Machine Gray, Snowflake White Pearl, Deep Crystal Blue, Jet Black and two new colours: Platinum Quartz and Polymetal Gray.

The Mazda CX-8 is selling at a starting price  of  RM 177,674.40. All new Mazda vehicles registered comes with a 5-Years Manufacturer Warranty + 5-Years Free Maintenance (except Mazda BT-50) according to manufacturer’s standards inclusive of labour, parts and lubricants. Both Manufacturer Warranty and Free Maintenance have a coverage period of five years and a mileage limit of 100,000km, whichever comes first.

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