Mazda unveiled its first, mass-production electric vehicle at this year’s Tokyo Motor Show, with the MX-30 also being the third member in the carmaker’s next-generation model line-up after the latest Mazda 3 and CX-30.

Built on the SkyActiv-Vehicle Architecture, the MX-30 is roughly the same size as the CX-30, although you wouldn’t guess that at first glance due to its rather styling. The EV is also differentiated from all current Mazda models by its “freestyle doors,” which are very reminiscent of those on the rotary-powered RX-8.

The MX-30’s EV powertrain is dubbed e-SkyActiv, and consists of consists of an electric motor driving the front wheels rated at 141 hp (105 kW) and 264 Nm of torque. Powering the e-motor is a 35.5 kWh battery that can be recharged via an AC or DC connection, the latter taking about 30 to 40 minutes to get from a 0-80% state of charge with a 50-kW input. Mazda claims a range of around 209 km, with a range-extender version featuring a rotary engine set to arrive later on.

We’re sure many of you are more focused on how the MX-30 looks, so let us take you on a brief tour of Mazda’s new EV before you voice out your thoughts in the comments section below.

GALLERY: Mazda MX-30