Mazda has turbocharged the CX-30

The crossover gets the same 250hp Skyactiv-G 2.5T mill as the new 3
by Leandre Grecia | Sep 18, 2020
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Well, Mazda sure has been busy. Just recently, it released minor updates for both the CX-9 and CX-5,. Now, it has taken out the powertrain on the new Mazda 3 and stuffed it inside the CX-30.

Yes, people, this means that Mazda’s small crossover is now officially turbocharged. This new powertrain is the Skyactiv-G 2.5T mill, which generates 227hp and 420Nm of torque when running on regular 87-octane fuel, and power jumps to 250hp and 433Nm when fueled with 93-octane. Mazda, however, didn’t say what transmission this new mill is mated to, but assume that the updated CX-30 retains its six-speed automatic gearbox.

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The Mazda CX-30 2.5 Turbo gets a few design tweaks, too, with larger tailpipes, gloss black door mirrors, 18-inch black aluminum alloy wheels, and a ‘TURBO’ badge out back on the liftgate.

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Inside, the vehicle remains as premium as ever, with a plethora of leather and soft-touch materials all around. Highlighting the interior is the 8.8-inch infotainment system that’s complemented by a 12-speaker Bose audio setup.

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In the safety department, the CX-30 also gets new i-Activsense features. This includes the smart city brake support reverse with rear cross-traffic brakinga function that automatically applies the brakes when an obstacle or a crossing vehicle is detected while going in reverse. There’s also a new traffic jam assist that enhances the Mazda radar cruise control, plus a 360-degree view monitoring system to boot.

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Mazda says that the new CX-30 2.5 Turbo will be available by the end of the year. Unfortunately, that may only apply to the US market. Nevertheless, we’re still hoping it crosses over to these parts. What do you think? Do you want Mazda Philippines to launch this or the turbocharged 3? Or would you like to see both of them arrive here?

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