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2021 Mazdathree, CX-30 Skyactiv-X M Hybrid pricing revealed, on sale from next month

Mazda has revealed its new Skyactiv-X M-Hybrid powertrain will arrive in the Mazda3 small car and CX-30 small SUV in the coming months.

The new Spark controlled Compression Ignition engine’s big selling point is Mazda’s claim it can offer the best of petrol and diesel power in the one unit.

Like in a diesel engine, fuel is ignited under compression, which Mazda says offers the fuel efficiency and low end torque of a diesel, while still offering the high-revving characteristics of a petrol engine.

A 24-volt mild hybrid system further helps fuel economy by using energy recovered from braking and coasting deceleration to power a belt-driven integrated starter generator, which will function like an electric motor to assist the engine.

Mazda's new engine is coming soon.
Camera IconMazda’s new engine is coming soon. Credit: Supplied

Though Mazda Australia is yet to reveal numbers, overseas info hints the engine may offer132kW and 224Nm, slightly below the 139kW/252Nm on offer from the G25 variants’ 2.5-litre four-cylinder petrol.

Despite this, the new engine’s fuel savings sees it attract a higher price: in both model lines, it will initially be available only in new range-topping variants.

The Mazda3 X20 Astina will be available from $40,590 plus on roads as a manual, with an auto transmission adding another $1000.

The CX-30 X20 Astina will be available only as an auto and with all-wheel-drive, with a $46,490 plus on roads price tag.

Mazda's new engine is coming soon.
Camera IconMazda’s new engine is coming soon. Credit: Supplied

Both models attract a $3000 over their respective previous range-topper, the G25 Astina.

The tech will be available to buy in the Mazda3 from next August and the CX-30 from September.

It’s Mazda’s first electrification technology in its Zoom-Zoom 2030 emissions reduction and sustainability plan.

So far, this hasn’t included introducing hybrid, plug-in hybrid or electric vehicles to Australia.

The brand’s MX-30 electric SUV has begun production but is still yet to be confirmed to reach local showrooms.

Mazda's new engine is coming soon.
Camera IconMazda’s new engine is coming soon. Credit: Supplied

Mazda Australia managing director Vinesh Bhindi said the Skyactiv-X engine offers more choice to customers looking to take a “real world approach” to reducing emissions.

“Mazda is committed to reducing real-world emissions by looking at every part of a vehicle’s emissions footprint, from its production through to where the fuel that powers it comes from, and how a vehicle is disposed of at the end of its life,” Mr Bhindi said.

“With every customer’s circumstances being unique, we need to offer a variety of ways to reduce vehicle emissions to suit individual needs and lifestyles. Skyactiv-X offers customers a lower emission engine option, while retaining the same joy of driving that Mazda vehicles have always offered.”

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