The first mass-production battery electric vehicle by Mazda Motor Corporation is expected to make its debut at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show (23 October – 4 November).
This battery electric vehicle will be a completely new model, and will be the third installment in the Japanese automaker’s new-generation range. Mazda has been running test mules based on the CX-30 so very likely this all-new model will have a crossover style body. Mazda had also been testing a range extender EV featuring a small rotary engine, but seeing that the news is for a battery EV, the range extender could be saved for a later reveal.
As for the platform, Mazda has not been known to have a dedicated EV platform so it is likely that it will use its latest SkyActiv platform, which is used by the new Mazda3. Rest assured, the EV will also bear Mazda’s human-centric philosophy (Jinba Ittai) and make full use of the benefits of electric drive technology.
Other Mazda models slated for display at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show are the Mazda MX-5 roadster, Mazda3 Mazda CX-30, Mazda CX-5 and Mazda CX-8.