Mazda Heritage and Sustainability

As Mazda looks to the future, we can't forget the past. Having begun as a cork manufacturer in 1920, Mazda is now one of leading automakers in the world. In a nod to our origin, our first all-electric SUV - the 2022 Mazda MX-30 - features cork in its interior. This highly renewable material also symbolizes Mazda's commitment to a more sustainable future. Chico Mazda is proud of our heritage, and we're happy to have several MX-30 models for sale in our new inventory near Redding, CA.

Mazda History

Mazda was founded in Hiroshima, Japan in 1920, but at that time, it was known as the Toyo Cork Kogo Corporation. The facility expanded its production to include machine tools, and then - in 1931 - the company created its first vehicle, the "Mazda-go", which was a tricycle truck. Later on, more small vehicles were manufactured for the Japanese market, the Wankel rotary engine was created, and our business began to expand. By 1970, Mazda Motor of America (N.W.), Inc. was launched in Seattle, Washington. Later that year, the first U.S. imports were shipped from Hiroshima to Seattle and Mazda began selling cars in America.

The 2022 Mazda MX-30 EV's Cabin Features Sustainable Materials

Fifty-one years after the first Mazda vehicles came to the U.S., we built our first electric SUV. Along with an eco-friendly powertrain, the all-new 2022 Mazda MX-30 has natural resources built into its interior. It doesn't just utilize cork in its cabin, it also has materials made from recycled plastic bottles. This sustainable material is used in the door trim to give it an airy texture that Biggs, CA drivers will appreciate. Other implementations of cork, recycled threads, and organic materials can be found throughout the MX-30's interior. Mazda combined them with leatherette upholstery, contrast stitching, and earth-toned colors to create a tasteful, elegant cabin ambiance in the new MX-30.

The 2022 Mazda MX-30 Has Agile Handling and a 100-Mile Range

Like all Mazda vehicles, the 2022 Mazda MX-30 is pleasant to drive. Its sharp steering and playful handling are perfect for maneuvering around on twisty roads in Artois, CA. Most importantly, the MX-30 is environmentally friendly. It doesn't burn gas, so it won't release polluting emissions.

The new MX-30 has an EPA-estimated 100-mile range. You can charge it with standard AC power chargers as well as more modern and faster DC chargers. When charging the MX-30 with a Level 3 DC Fast Charger, Chico drivers can charge it from 20% to 80% in around 36 minutes. All MX-30s come with a 120-volt charging cable that can be plugged into any household outlet. They also have a connector that works with most public charging stations.

Convenient Access to Charging Stations through the ChargePoint Network

Mazda has partnered with the ChargePoint network, which has many charging stations throughout California, to charge the 2022 Mazda MX-30. People in Redding, CA who drive MX-30's can qualify for a $500 credit toward public charging or the purchase of a ChargePoint® home charger. MX-30 drivers are also eligible for California's High-Occupancy Vehicle decal, which allows you to access the high-occupancy vehicle lane even when you have no passengers. You may even qualify for a federal rebate of up to $7,500 on the new Mazda MX-30.

Experience the Latest Mazda Innovations at Chico Mazda

Mazda has been making high-quality vehicles for over one hundred years. Our goal is to build even more fun-to-drive, efficient, and sustainable automobiles for the next century. The 2022 Mazda MX-30 has a modern, sophisticated, electric powertrain for the future and cork cabin materials that harken back to our past. Visit Chico Mazda to test drive the MX-30 and experience the latest Mazda innovations in person.

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    Chico, CA 95928

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