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August 3, 2020

Mazda Introduces a New Engine Called e-Skyactiv-G

Mazda sure had us fooled. After introducing it as their first full electric vehicle (EV), the freestyle doored MX-30 is arriving as a self-charging hybrid for selected market in the next few months.

Alas, this version of the 2021 MX-30 won’t be fitted with a rotary-engine. Instead, it’ll debut a new engine family: e-Skyactiv-G. The double hyphen in the badge connotes that it has an internal combustion engine, in this case, a 2.0-liter direct-injected engine paired with Mazda’s M Hybrid system.

Mazda hasn’t revealed any technical details on the e-Skyactiv-G, but if it’s the same one used in the MX-30’s platform mates—the CX-30 and Mazda3, the M Hybrid is a mild hybrid system that uses a small Integrated Starter Generator (ISG) to capture energy that is normally wasted during braking and stores it to power the car’s electrical systems. In the CX-30, the system generates a total of 150 horsepower and returns up to 22.23 km/L.

Aside from its freestyle doors, the MX-30 uses an interior motif that offers a sense of openness and materials that are of natural origin.

Mazda hasn’t revealed the pricing of the hybrid-powered MX-30 or possible availability outside the Japanese market. If it is destined for global markets though (which it likely will be), this opens up the possibility of Mazda Philippines introducing a dedicated gasoline-electric hybrid model for the local market.

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