Mazda remains coy about the upcoming all-electric MX-30, but the model has received local government approval.
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The 2021 Mazda MX-30 is all but confirmed for Australia, after documents revealed the model has been approved by the Federal Government's car certification body.

The Road Vehicle Certification System (RVCS) website published a letter dated 19 October 2020, stating Mazda's application for the MX-30 had received the green light.

While the small SUV has not yet been announced locally, gaining approval from RVCS is one of the many steps manufacturers must take prior to launching a new model.

Production of the MX-30 began in the second quarter of 2020, with a spokesperson for Mazda Australia telling CarAdvice a decision would be made for our market by the middle of the year.

However, it appears the decision was delayed, as earlier this month CarAdvice was told: "We are of course interested in bringing [the MX-30] to Australia and intend to give more information on this before the end of 2020".

Mazda Australia today reiterated that point, saying the electric vehicle was yet to be confirmed for our market.

The Mazda MX-30 is powered by a 35.5kWh battery pack, offering around 200 kilometres of driving range via a 107kW electric motor on the front axle.

In early October, the Japanese car company revealed the electric SUV will receive an optional rotary engine range-extender, allowing the vehicle to be driven in circumstances where it's unable to be recharged from the electricity grid.