Mazda is getting in on the electric vehicle game.
The Japanese automaker recently debuted its first electric car, a crossover sport utility vehicle called the MX-30. The vehicles are powered by a combination lithium-ion battery pack and electric motor, according to the company. Mazda, which is mostly known for budget and mid-level models, is pitching the new wheels as a sort of lifestyle choice.
“From the outset, the development team behind the Mazda MX-30 wanted to create a car that would become a partner to its owner,” the company said in promotional material leading up to the car’s unveiling at the Tokyo Motor Show. “It should beg to be driven daily, and every time customers get behind the wheel, their affection for it should grow and they should feel more and more themselves. Everything about the model, from the styling that breeds a sense of familiarity to the open-feeling cabin that sets the mind free, is uncompromisingly designed around the user.”
Among a number of sleek design features, the MX-30’s “freestyle” doors are already getting some attention. The rear doors open from the back end, rather than the front end, and there is no pillar between the front and back doors. That makes of an airy, wide open look when the front and back doors are opened.
Mazda plans to begin taking pre-orders for the MX-30 next summer. Cars will begin shipping in Japan in the second half of next year.
How the California Lemon Law Works
When a car company unveils plans for a new vehicle like the MX-30, it often comes with great fanfare. Unfortunately, however, many of those cars come loaded with serious defects when they finally leave the assembly line.
In 2016, for example, Mazda announced that it was recalling more than 2 million vehicles because of rear door and engine problems. The company said at least some of the cars could be at risk of stopping suddenly and without warning.
The good news is that the California lemon law offers some important protections for car owners and lessors. The law requires a car manufacturer to make certain repairs on vehicles while they are under warranty. The manufacturer has to buy back the car – or could offer to replace it – if the company is unable or unwilling to repair it.
Consult a California Lemon Law Attorney
If you are a car owner or lessor who is grappling with your car’s manufacturer over repairs, an experienced California lemon law attorney can help. A lawyer can help you weigh your rights and options to ensure that the carmaker is held fully accountable.
At the Bickel Law Firm, we have represented hundreds of clients in defective vehicle cases in Southern California and across the state. We work tirelessly to get the people we represent the compensation they deserve.
Our offices are conveniently located in Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco. Call us at (888) 800-1983 or contact us online to speak with a California lemon law attorney today.