Mazda calls it a "unique sense of openness and connection."
Mazda has been teasing us with an all-new, upcoming electric vehicle that is reportedly not based on any existing model. We were hoping for a sports car with a rotary engine range extender but this future model will clearly be an SUV reminiscent of the existing CX-30. The EV is set to make its debut next week at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show and we expect the production design to closely resemble the e-TPV Prototype (pictured below).
We still don't know if this EV will be sold in the United States because so far, all of the teasers have come from Mazda Europe's YouTube channel. The first teaser barely showed a glimpse of the car but this latest teaser at least shows a few bits of the interior.
The video begins with some typical teaser jargon, "Open Your Heart," before leading into some actual news that the cabin will be filled with "sustainable materials." In the video description, Mazda says, "Our first-ever all-electric vehicle is designed to give you a unique sense of openness and connection, from the moment you first open the door. The cabin features sustainable materials, carefully selected for their unique texture and quality, with a floating center console that connects driver and passenger. The result is a bespoke cabin environment with an unparalleled sense of space and harmony."
Unlike the first teaser, this one actually shows us a few glimpses of what the interior will look like. The video reveals close-ups of the high-quality cloth seats and the cloth-wrapped dashboard. We also get to see the new shifter design, which looks reminiscent of what you'd find in a Genesis G70 (at least from the side angle). It is now less than one week before we get to see Mazda's new SUV in full but this teaser did a lot more to get us excited than the previous one.