Mazda MX-30 update arrives with new colours, higher prices

Mazda MX-30 update arrives with new colours, higher prices
Mazda MX-30 update arrives with new colours, higher prices

Mazda Australia has launched a mildly updated version of its funky MX-30 crossover, with customer deliveries starting now.

Local pricing for the 2023 Mazda MX-30 is also up $400 across the range, now starting at $36,610 before on-road costs for the G20e Evolve mild-hybrid and extending to $66,410 before on-roads for the all-electric E35 Astina. A full price list is at the bottom of this story.

This particular update for the MX-30 was first revealed for the Japanese market in October last year.

Zircon Sand Metallic with Black roof

A highlight of the update are new two-tone exterior paint colours, with Soul Red Crystal Metallic and Zircon Sand Metallic available with a black roof across the entire range.

There’s also Jet Black Mica with a Silver Mica contrasting roof that’s available on the G20e Astina mild-hybrid and E35 Astina electric variants.

These paint colours replace the Soul Red Crystal and Polymetal Grey tri-tone finishes, although the Ceramic-Grey-Black Metallic tri-tone paint is still available on Astina versions.

Inside, a newly designed gear shifter is common to both mild-hybrid and electric versions, moving the shift button to the front of the unit rather than the right.

Mazda has previously said this change makes it easier to operate during quick inputs.

MX-30 Electric models also get new badging, now distinguished by a prominent ‘EV’ badge on the front quarter panels, as well as a new e-Skyactiv badge on the tailgate.

At this stage, Australian versions of the MX-30 Electric haven’t received the new vehicle-to-home (V2H) function that’s similar to vehicle-to-load (V2L) features offered by other brands such as Hyundai and Kia, which essentially turns the vehicle into a generator on wheels.

With Freestyle Doors and an eco-friendly interior that nods to Mazda’s past, the MX-30 is a quirky rival to the Volkswagen T-Roc and Toyota C-HR in petrol-fired M Hybrid guise, and rivals the likes of the Hyundai Kona Electric and Kia Niro EV in its Electric variant – albeit with substantially less range.

Mazda also recently revealed an MX-30 R-EV rotary plug-in hybrid for the European market, and while for the longest time the local arm said it would introduce such a model here, there’s been no confirmation of timeframe from Mazda Australia as to when we might see the new range-extended model offered locally.

Pricing

2023 Mazda MX-30 G20e Evolve: $36,610 (+$400)2023 Mazda MX-30 G20e Touring: $39,110 (+$400)2023 Mazda MX-30 G20e Astina: $42,110 (+$400)2023 Mazda MX-30 E35 Astina: $66,410 (+$400)

Prices exclude on-road costs

MORE: Everything Mazda MX-30

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