The MX-30 has 145PS (106kW) from its electric motor on the front axle. It’ll also provide 271Nm (199lb ft) and will make it to 62mph in a not-exactly sprightly 9.7 seconds. The power is delivered at a relaxed rate – no massive electric torque shock here – and the MX-30 will max out at 87mph.
The chassis is rather fun, with a firm but not unpleasant ride obviously made for cities rather than the open roads, but which means it’ll dart around if you wish. Throttle pickup has very little in the way of urgency, matching its performance stats and steering is light, fast and easy when nipping down to the shops or dropping off the kids at school.
Where you might take a sudden step back from your MX-30 purchase, is when you see the range. It’s stated at 124 miles on the WLTP combined cycle, or 165 in the city, neither of which is a particularly impressive number, especially when you consider the relative paucity of performance. On our winter test drives, we actually found ourselves plumbing the depths of 70 miles of range, the kind of numbers where even just city and errand use starts to feel like a challenge.
The MX-30 charges at up to 50kW, which is an improvement over its launch number of 40. That means the 10 to 80 per cent charge can be done in under 40 minutes, or 20-80 in around 25.