Mazda is set to unveil its first-ever electric vehicle (EV) at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show. To give the public a glimpse of what to expect, Mazda has released a teaser video showing some of the interior bits of its latest EV.
From here, we can definitely tell that Mazda has once again applied its Mazda Premium philosophy in the EV’s interior design. We can see what seems to be a sort of suede material for the seats as well as the door trims. The video also states that the new Mazda EV uses sustainable materials for its interior upholstery.
Mazda also showed a preview of a cork material though we are still not sure which part of the interior is the material used. It then says Toyo Cork Kogyo Co., Ltd., which is what Mazda Motor Corporation used to be way before the brand started producing cars.
Lastly, the video showcases the new Mazda EV’s minimalist center console with a square-shaped gear lever. What we can confirm though is that based on the rotary controller knob, the new Mazda EV will, of course, get the new Mazda Connect infotainment system which made its debut in the all-new Mazda 3.
No further details about the EV powertrain have been revealed yet, though Mazda has already confirmed that the famed rotary engine will make a comeback as a range extender for some variants of the Mazda EV. Will this mean that we will eventually see non-hybrid/EV rotary-powered cars in the future? We just have to wait until the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show to find out.
Stay tuned to Go Flat Out to find out more about Mazda’s new EV as we will be at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show next week.