Just this week, Mazda announced its first EV, the MX-30, would be discontinued in the US after this year. But fret not, Canucks: Mazda Canada has confirmed the model will live on here, at least into the 2024 model year.
The decision to drop the crossover south of the border is officially due to the company focusing on larger PHEVs, such as the CX-90 and the upcoming CX-70, and the CX-50 Hybrid. But sales of the MX-30 have been dismal for Mazda this year in the US: up to the end of June, the Japanese carmaker had sold just 66 models. Mazda Canada has fared much better with the electric crossover, getting 314 models out the door in the same time frame.
While the MX-30 is stylish and sporty, its 35 kWh battery gives it a combined cycle range of just 161 km, far behind other EVs. The crossover starts at $42,650 here in Canada.