Mazda's MX-30 e-Skyactiv R-EV is not off the table for the U.S., despite press reports to the contrary, according to Jeff Guyton, the Japanese automaker's North American CEO.
The plug-in variant of the electric subcompact crossover, which revives Mazda Motor Corp.'s gasoline rotary engine as a power generator, will roll out in Europe and Japan while the U.S. focuses on its launch of the three-row CX-90.
But for now, amid ongoing supply and production issues, Mazda strategy is matching the right vehicles to each market, Guyton told Automotive News. The CX-90 is Mazda's first PHEV in the U.S. and is a large crossover built for the North American market.
"MX-30 has been selling quite well in Europe, and we're going to prioritize MX-30 rotary for Europe and for Japan where the product is more suited to the roads and those customers," Guyton said. "It doesn't mean it's a no for the U.S."