Mazda CX-30 to miss out on turbo power?

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Words: Nile Bijoux
19 Mar 2019

Mazda’s recently
revealed CX-30 crossover will definitely get the firm’s new SkyActiv-X donk, but those looking for turbo power will be disappointed.

When it was revealed, the CX-30’s powertrain line-up included a 2.0-litre petrol, a new 1.8-litre diesel and 2.0-litre SkyActiv-X petrol. All of the above fall just below a 2.0-litre taxation level in Europe.

Speaking to media at the recent Geneva Motor Show, Ichiro Hirose, boss of Mazda powertrain development, said that the naturally aspirated 2.5-litre engine will also be offered in other markets. However, he said that Mazda currently does not have plans to use the turbocharged variant in the crossover.

At the same event, Mazda Australia Managing Director, Vinesh Bhindi, said that nothing is decided yet for the Australian market. He added that the Aussie arm wants to offer as many choices as possible and didn’t rule out either of the larger engines.

There are no details for the New Zealand market, but you can expect something similar to the Aussie line-up.

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