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The suicide doors of the Mazda MX-30 may be reused in the future

It's only a matter of time

1y ago

Mazda wanted to make a remarkable entry into the world of electric cars. This is how its small MX-30 SUV offers a very specific and rather attractive design, both on the outside and inside. The most interesting point is undoubtedly the suicide doors called "freestyle doors" at Mazda.

This original feature is not new to the Japanese manufacturer. It was already present on the legendary RX-8 with a rotary engine. The idea here is different, it was indeed necessary to offer a welcoming interior giving a great feeling of well-being. We are now wondering if these specific doors will make their comeback on other future Mazda models.

According to an Autocar interview with Ikuo Maeda, Chief Designer at Mazda, the future of these doors is still uncertain. They were mainly used on the MX-30 to give the car a special look. The latter must be different from the rest of the thermal range with square wheel arches and a thinner front end.

This unique design is found on board with a floating centre console connected to tactile ventilation controls. With its 35.5 kWh battery capacity, the MX-30 has a limited range of 120 mi. This value therefore assigns the MX-30 to a mainly urban use.

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Comments (4)

  • Great design, you open not one but two doors and you still can't get in the back seat.

      1 year ago
  • Can't say I have ever before seen the Mazda RX8 called "Legendary."

      1 year ago
  • Definitely better use than putting in rx8

      1 year ago
  • Undeniably great-looking, but this was one of the more annoying features of the FJ Cruiser.

      1 year ago