Mazda teases its first ever electric car ahead of Tokyo Motor Show

Jerrica · Oct 22, 2019 05:59 PM

Mazda EV Teaser at Tokyo Motor Show

Hold on to your rotaries as Mazda has released an official teaser of their first ever electric car.

We previously heard that Mazda was quietly testing an electric-powered CX-30 e-TPV (Electric Technology Prove-Out Vehicle) prototype. And while it was a quiet preview, there was barely any coverage when the car was touring around Oslo, Norway. 

From what little we can see of the video, it looks like the electrified Mazda will have a sloping roof and four doors.

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It will most probably adopt the same Kodo 2.0 design language that we see on the new Mazda 3 and the CX-30.

Mazda says the EV’s design will be “uncompromisingly simple” and feature a coupe-like cabin, “unique door concept” and a “friendly expression”.

Well we’re familiar with Mazda’s “friendly expression” but unique door concept?

Perhaps Mazda is trying to make up for the delayed return of the RX-8 by installing suicide back doors?

Or perhaps they will reveal their own interpretation of gull-wing doors like that of the Tesla X and the classic Mercedes SLS Gull-wings.

Either way, we have less than 24 hours until the official opening of the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show before we will confirm Mazda’s version of “unique door concept”.

We also can’t wait to find out of this EV that Mazda is revealing will be a Range Extended Electric Vehicle (REEV) as like the prototype, which, we believe, is highly likely as Mazda has a track record of turning concepts into real cars!

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Jerrica

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There isn’t a time in memory that doesn’t involve staring at cars. After discovering the excitement of watching Schumacher vs Hakkinen, Formula 1 became a major part of life. The love for cars and F1 ultimately led to a job with CAR Magazine. The untimely death of the magazine meant a hiatus from cars at lifestyle women’s magazine Marie Claire before another opportunity came knocking again.

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