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Old 10-23-2019, 05:52 AM
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Default Mazda MX-30 "Concept"

It looks totally production ready. There are some interesting design elements, such as black lower side panels and cartoonishly large wheel wells (presumably all done to hide visual weight and height), the floating console (which -- horror -- has a touchscreen for the HVAC), but the exterior, at least in photos, looks pretty clunky and less coherent than most Mazda designs. The huge wheel wells only highlight how tiny the actual tires are....

Perhaps it'll look better in person.

It's also quite small (173 in).



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Old 10-23-2019, 08:58 AM
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Old 10-23-2019, 01:06 PM
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Such a juxtaposition. I like the front and rear when viewed straight on and also dig the interior (there are redundant buttons for temperature, fan speed, etc. so I'm not that concerned about the HVAC being a screen)...but the side profile, particularly the rear doors, are what ruin it for me. If they had just made it a regular four-door, I would've been a fan. That and giving it competitive range...not to mention a less confusing naming scheme. How does the "MX" work here and still apply to the MX-5?







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Hands down my favourite Mazda in a long time (since the RX-7). It looks fantastic!!
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I think it looks good, but the range and (likely) cost means it would be dead on arrival if it were to come to the USA.


Even the not great VW e-golf would have more of a range.
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The proportions are awkward. This is a styling stumble.
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Old 10-24-2019, 02:02 AM
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The design is different than the current Mazda language, perhaps they wanted to try what Nissan did with the original Juke, quirky styling aimed at younger people.

Not sure how the 2 door style a la rx-8 will go down with consumers but perhaps 2 door actual coupe like suvs are the next niche market.
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The rounded corners of the head and tail lights kill it somehow. It lacks the sharpness Mazda has brought back recently.That door situation is seriously dumb though.

Otherwise it's very nice. Great interior.
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Old 10-24-2019, 07:09 AM
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The rounded corners of the head and tail lights kill it somehow
Interesting, b/c I feel just the opposite. The front and rear have a bit of concept-car, futuristic cool, while the rear pillars have a strange, angular, Volvo XC40-feel that just doesn't work w/ the rest of the exterior, IMHO.

I can sort of see this possibly being popular as an urban runabout in areas that limit gas/diesel cars for either a young or elderly coupe.
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Old 10-24-2019, 08:08 AM
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A very weird car altogether; a Mazda front end and Toyota RAV-4 C-pillar, the rear semi doors that never really work in real life situations, the weirdly short range.

On the other hand, the interior looks very expensive, and - as my home market Austria is among those able to pre-order - it is really cheap, starting at 33k EUR; which undercuts basically everything electric but the Opel E-Corsa, which is a lot smaller car, and that despite a premium interior (unlike say a Renault Zoe or VW id3) and fully loaded kit. To be fair, 33k is cheap for a CUV coupe altogether, no matter what engine or equipment, and to be very fair, most of these cars do city commute in Europe, school run etc., where the range should not be a topic; Still, a weird combination of desirable and off putting, and basically coming out of nowhere....
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