After successfully introducing the MX-30 EV crossover on the market in 2019, Mazda made another ambitious step and launched a version fitted with a range extender in 2022.
The Japanese automaker was renowned for its rotary engines installed in the RX-7/RX-8 series. Unfortunately, this type of powerplant failed to meet the pollution norms and had to be ditched in 2012. But Mazda didn't want to sack it for good and found a new way of using it by installing one in the MX-30 e-Skyactive R-EV. Such a long name for a version...
Mazda didn't bother to create a new design for its crossover, and it looked similar to the regular MX-30 EV. It still sported those rear-hinged rear doors, like in the former RX-8, and without a B-pillar. The only significant difference was the new badges, which said "e-Skyactive R-EV."
Inside you are greeted with a cabin made mostly from fibrous materials. For example, the door trim is covered with fibers made from recycled plastic bottles, while parts of the center console trim are covered in a texture called Heritage Cork, which is a material harvested from the bark of trees without felling. For the first time in a Mazda production car, a 7-inch touch panel heater control has been fitted inside to offer better control.
Under the hood, the car featured a drivetrain consisting of an 830 cc Wankel rotary engine that was used exclusively to charge the batteries. A 17.8 kW battery pack and a 50-liter (13.2-gal U.S.) tank fueled the system and helped the vehicle achieve a range of 373 miles (600 km). Unlike the MX-30 EV, the R-EV version was propelled by a 170 PS motor, thus providing slightly better performance than the 143 hp provided by its electric-only cousin.
ENGINE SPECS - 0.8L PHEV 1AT FWD (170 HP)
|Power:||55.2 KW @ 4700 RPM|
75 HP @ 4700 RPM
74 BHP @ 4700 RPM
|Torque:||86 lb-ft @ 4000 RPM|
116 Nm @ 4000 RPM
|Electrical motor power:||125 kw (170 hp)|
|Electrical motor torque:||191.8 lb-ft (260 Nm)|
|Total maximum power:||125 kw (170 hp)|
|Total maximum torque:||191.8 lb-ft (260 Nm)|
|Fuel System:||Direct Injection|
|Fuel capacity:||13.2 gallons (50.0 L)|
|Top Speed:||106 mph (171 km/h)|
|Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph):||9.1 s|
|Drive Type:||Front Wheel Drive|
|Tire Size:||215/55 R18|
|Length:||173 in (4394 mm)|
|Width:||70.7 in (1796 mm)|
|Height:||61.2 in (1554 mm)|
|Front/rear Track:||61.6/61.6 in (1,565/1,565 mm)|
|Wheelbase:||104.5 in (2654 mm)|
|Ground Clearance:||5.1 in (130 mm)|
|Cargo Volume:||12.4 cuFT (351 L)|
|Unladen Weight:||3920 lbs (1778 kg)|
|Gross Weight Limit:||5624 lbs (2551 kg)|
POWER SYSTEM SPECS
|Maximum Capacity:||17.8 kWh|
|Range:||52.8 miles (85.0 km)|
FUEL ECONOMY (WLTP)
|Combined:||235.2 mpg US (1 L/100Km)|
|Combined (CNG):||21 kg/100Km|