Mazda is expanding the engine lineup for the Mazda3 and CX-30 in Europe with a new Skyactiv-G 2.0 150 M Hybrid powertrain.
This is a more powerful variant of the existing Skyactiv-G 2.0 122 M Hybrid engine. The new 2.0-liter naturally aspirated four-cylinder gasoline unit assisted by a mild-hybrid system delivers 150 PS (148 HP).
The power increase is achieved by an adapted engine control unit, which also ensures that a higher engine torque is available from 4,000 rpm. Mazda didn’t reveal the peak torque figure, though.
The new 2.0-liter Skyactiv-G petrol engine comes with cylinder deactivation as standard to reduce fuel consumption. Depending on the driving situation, the engine automatically switches between two-cylinder and four-cylinder operation.
As with the other powertrains available for the Mazda3 and CX-30, the transmission choices for the new engine include a standard six-speed Skyactiv-MT manual transmission or an optional six-speed Skyactiv-Drive automatic.
The rest of the engine lineup remains unchanged for both the Mazda3 and CX-30. The base Skyactiv-G 2.0 122 M Hybrid petrol engine delivers 122 PS (120 HP) at 6,000 rpm and 213 Nm (157 lb-ft) of torque at 4,000 rpm.
The Skyactiv-X 2.0 180 M Hybrid remains the most powerful petrol unit available delivering 180 PS (178 HP) at 6,000 rpm and 224 Nm (165 lb-ft) of torque at 3,000 rpm. This is the only engine that offers an available AWD system, both on the Mazda3 and CX-30 crossover.
Skyactiv-X uses a revolutionary SPCCI (Spark Plug Controlled Compression Ignition) combustion process said to combine the advantages of a conventional petrol engine with the efficiency of a diesel. Speaking of diesel engines, the only choice is the Skyactiv-D 1.8 116 four-cylinder which produces 116 PS (114 HP) at 4,000 rpm and 270 Nm (199 lb-ft) of torque at 1,600-2,600 rpm.