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The revolutionary Skyactiv-X M Hybrid engine will go on sale Australia wide from Saturday 1 August with Mazda3, and will be available with Mazda CX-30 from September.

Achieving the high-revving performance of a petrol engine with the fuel efficiency, torque and response of a diesel, Skyactiv-X M Hybrid offers a premium driving feel that enhances the refinement of Mazda’s new generation vehicles.

The world’s first production petrol unit to exploit the benefits of diesel-like compression ignition, new 2.0-litre Skyactiv-X M Hybrid is the next step in Mazda’s multi-solution approach to reducing emissions.

It follows the launch of the highly efficient Mazda Skyactiv-G and Skyactiv-D engine technologies in 2012 and represents the first electrification technology on Mazda’s path to Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030*.

Based on the high grade Astina variant, the new Mazda3 X20 Astina will be available on both manual and automatic models with pricing starting at $40,590^, while CX-30 X20 Astina AWD will be priced at $46,490^.

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Skyactiv-X is characterised by Mazda‘s revolutionary Spark Controlled Compression Ignition (SPCCI). This new engineering concept 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.

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In SPCCI mode, a split injection process creates separate zones of fuel-air mixture inside the combustion chamber. First, a very lean fuel to air mixture is injected into the combustion chamber during the intake stroke, then a zone of atomised fuel is precisely injected directly around the spark plug during the compression stroke.

The small injection of atomised fuel directly around the spark plug builds a richer core. When the spark fires, it ignites this core of fuel and air. This increases pressure in the combustion chamber to the point where the lean mixture rapidly combusts.

Skyactiv-X also features the Mazda M Hybrid system. Compact and efficient, the mild hybrid system features a belt-driven integrated starter generator (ISG) and a 24V lithium-ion battery. It supports greater gains in fuel economy by recycling energy recovered during deceleration and powering the ISG, functioning as an electric motor, to assist the engine.

To find out more or to find your local dealer, please visit www.mazda.com.au.

*Zoom-Zoom 2030 – a multi-solution approach to reducing vehicle emissions

Mazda’s multi-solution approach to reducing emissions began with the 2007 commitment to Sustainable Zoom-Zoom and the subsequent launch of its first phase, a range of highly efficient Skyactiv-G petrol and Skyactiv-D diesel engines.

The announcement saw Mazda set targets for 2030, including a 50-per cent reduction of corporate average “well-to-wheel” carbon dioxide emissions based on 2010 levels, and achieve a 90-per cent reduction by 2050.

A major milestone in achieving these goals and reducing real world emissions is the introduction of the ground-breaking Skyactiv-X engine.

Developed in the knowledge that internal combustion engines will help power the majority of cars worldwide for many years to come, engines like Skyactiv-X, alongside electrification technologies, can make a significant contribution to reducing carbon dioxide emissions now.

Further reading: https://www.mazda.com.au/beyond-the-drive/sustainable-zoom-zoom-2030/

Pricing (MLP):

Mazda3

GRADE Manufacturer’s List Price (MT) Manufacturer’s List Price (AT)
G20 Pure $25,590 $26,590
G20 Evolve $27,290 $28,290
G20 Touring $29,590 $30,590
G25 Evolve $30,090 $31,090
G25 GT $34,090 $35,090
G25 Astina $37,590 $38,590
X20 Astina $40,590 $41,590

Mazda CX-30

Grade Manufacturer’s List Price
G20 Pure FWD $29,990
G20 Evolve FWD $31,490
G20 Touring FWD $34,990
G25 Touring FWD $36,490
G25 Touring AWD $38,490
G20 Astina FWD $38,990
G25 Astina FWD $41,490
G25 Astina AWD $43,490
X20 Astina AWD $46,490