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