Mazda3 And CX-30 Updated In Australia With MX-30’s Mild-Hybrid Powertrain

Mazda has updated the CX-30 and Mazda3 in Australia with additional features, but more importantly, a new engine.

The highlight is the availability of the same e-SkyActive-G powertrain as the mild-hybrid version of the MX-30. This powertrain features a 2.0-liter four-cylinder coupled to a 24-volt hybrid system with a belt-driven integrated starter generator. It produces 153 hp (114 kW) at 6,000 rpm and 147 lb-ft (200 Nm) of torque at 4,000 rpm and is coupled to a six-speed automatic transmission.

This new powertrain will be offered in the G20e Evolve M Hybrid trim levels of the Mazda3 and CX-30. Other key features of the Mazda3 and CX-30 G20e Evolve M Hybrid models include the Vision Technology safety suite, advanced keyless entry, auto dimming mirrors, and 10-way adjustable powered driver’s seat with two position memory. The other engines on offer are a 2.0-liter four-cylinder, a 2.5-liter four-cylinder, and a 2.5-liter four-cylinder with all-wheel drive.

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Elsewhere, Mazda Australia has announced a new SP Vision Technology grade for the G20, G25, and G25 variants that uses the automaker’s advanced i-Activsense features. It also includes unique interior and exterior highlights.

The Mazda3’s popular G25 Evolve trim has now morphed into the G25 Evolve SP that brings new black wing mirrors, black 18-inch alloy wheels, a black grille, and black cloth seats with red accents. A new shade of Platinum Quartz has also been added to the range.

“Constant evolution and improvement is fundamental to Mazda’s ethos; it’s so important to pass on the benefits of new technologies to our customers as soon and as often as we can,” Mazda Australia marketing director Alastair Doak said. “These updates expand our range and product offering further, giving our customers more opportunity to find their perfect fit.”

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