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Hybrid gets blacked out

Marque’s mild-hybrid system makes effective use of energy to support fuel efficiency and performance.  
Posted on 19 January, 2022
Hybrid gets blacked out

Mazda New Zealand has seen in the new year by updating the CX-30 range and adding the SP20 MHEV Blackout Edition to it.

With a black accentuated exterior and red stitching inside, the new addition “expresses a sporty and sharp appearance”.

In line with Mazda’s multi-solution approach to sustainability, the SP20 MHEV Blackout Edition is powered by the e-Skyactiv G two-litre engine with M Hybrid system storing electricity in the 24-volt lithium-ion battery allowing the system to recover and store energy – deceleration energy.

The M-Hybrid is a mild-hybrid system unique to Mazda. It makes effective use of energy to support fuel efficiency and driving performance.  

In addition to recycling energy usually lost during deceleration, the system in Blackout Edition helps drivability by substituting engine torque for motor torque to take driving performance and fuel efficiency “to the next level”. 

The built-in control is always predicting energy input and output while driving to ensure the most intelligent use of energy possible when the car is starting, accelerating or coming to a stop resulting in improved fuel economy.

Pricing for the CX-30 range starts at $42,390 plus on-roads. The SP20 MHEV Blackout Edition, pictured, is $44,390.