Mazda Australia has confirmed the new Skyactiv-X M Hybrid engine will be available locally in the Mazda 3 and CX-30.
The Skyactiv-X M Hybrid will only be offered with the range-topping Astina trim level with prices starting from $40,590 plus on-road costs for the Mazda 3 X20 Astina, and $46,490 plus on-roads for the CX-30 X20 Astina.
The Mazda 3 X20 Astina will be available with either manual or automatic transmissions (+$1000), while the CX-30 is auto only and all-wheel drive.
While Mazda Australia hasn’t listed specific outputs, in Europe, the 2.0-litre Skyactiv-X M Hybrid offers 132kW at 6000rpm and 224Nm of torque at 3000rpm. The engine will work with a 24V mild-hybrid system with 24V lithium-ion battery, which further minimises fuel consumption by recycling energy recovered during deceleration that powers an electric motor that assists the engine.
The Skyactiv-X also employs the Spark Controlled Compression Ignition (SPCCI) which allows the engine to switch seamlessly between conventional spark ignition and compression ignition combustion by using a spark to trigger both types of combustion in different ways.
According to the WLTP cycle, the claimed fuel economy is 5.3L/100km with the manual, and 6.4L/100km with an automatic.
The Skyactiv-X will be available from August in the Mazda 3 and from September in the CX-30.
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