Mazda patented MX-30 at EUIPO
KUALA LUMPUR: A new car is soon to come out of Mazda’s workshop. However, the bad news is, nobody has a clue about it.
Speaking of which, the automaker recently patented the name MX-30 at the EUIPO (European Union Intellectual Property Office). Now that the automaker has reserved the name for themselves, it’s most likely to be used sometime in the future. Further, the patent name filed in EUIPO states’ Automobiles, parts and fittings thereof, but excluding tires and tubes’, thus assuring it is a car name. What the patent info misses is the segment the MX-30 would hail from?
The name MX-30 suggest that it could be Mazda’s sports-oriented version of its new crossover. In Malaysia, the sales of the compact crossover have exploded in recent years compared to that of the coupe. Indicating that the small sporty crossovers are a sure thing in the coming years. Also, Mazda is manufacturing high-performance crossovers with CX-5 2.5 Turbo on top of our mind.
The prefix MX brings in mind the image of a sporty Mazda, after all, there’s an MX-5 in the lineup. Apart from the MX-5, there are other car’s with the MX prefix, in the 90’s, the brand offered the MX-3 and MX-6. Both these cars hailed from the sporty division and were younger and elder siblings of the MX-5. While the MX-6 was a midsize car, the MX-3 was a three-door, small liftback. Both the MX-3 and MX-6 were front-wheel drive models. Going by the company’s history, the MX-30 could even be a small coupe.
If that is the deal with the Mazda MX-30, then we must say that it’s sure a bold and big move by the automaker, as the coupe market is not doing that well these days. Sure the premium market is promising, but the mainstream market has limited options.
As for now, Mazda is numb on the MX-30 subject. Leaving us wondering whether it'll be a coupe, a crossover, or a combo.