The Mazda MX-30, the company’s first battery electric vehicle, is available to pre-order now in First Edition spec priced from £30,495, or £26,995 after the Government’s OLEV grant.

Limited to just 500 examples in the UK, the MX-30 features an AC synchronous electric motor powered by a 35.5 kWh lithium-ion battery.

A range of 124 miles is anticipated, with the battery replenished by AC charging up to 6.6 kW or DC rapid-charging at 125A Combo Charging standards.

In typical Mazda style, the MX-30 takes a rather unique approach to the challenge of creating a fully-electric vehicle.

That starts with Mazda’s decision to target the sweet spot that exists between a vehicle’s range, weight, and driving dynamics, but is also evident in the design of the MX-30 itself – front doors that open to 82 degrees, backward-opening rear doors to an angle of 80 degrees, and a free-floating centre console.

Mazda has also opted to use environmentally-friendly materials where possible, with cork interior trim instead of rubber for tray linings, and plastics made from recycled bottles.

First Edition customers can choose from Ceramic Metallic and Polymetal Grey Metallic exterior colours, or opt for the £950 three-tone Ceramic or £1,250 Soul Red Crystal finishes.

Standard equipment includes head-up display projected onto the windscreen, 8-way electric driver’s seat, Mazda Connect with navigation, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, radar cruise control, and more.

First Edition owners also qualify for a free wall box for home charging.

The Mazda MX-30 First Edition can be secured for an £800 deposit placed via the Mazda UK website, with deliveries expected in early 2021.