Mazda CX-30 gets optional turbocharged 2.5-litre engine

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The 2021 Mazda CX-30 crossover arriving late this year will add an optional turbocharged engine that delivers a significant bump in power over the 2020 model. Mazda says all-wheel drive will be standard with the turbo engine, a 2.5-litre 16-valve double-overhead-cam four-cylinder.

When fuelled with premium gasoline, the turbocharged engine is rated at 250 hp; on regular, horsepower drops to 227. The 2020 CX-30, powered by a 2.5-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder, is rated at 186 hp.

Other upgrades include Smart City Brake Reverse Support, which automatically applies the brakes at low speeds when the driver is reversing and sensors detect an object in the way. Traffic Jam Assist uses the steering system to help the driver stay within lane markers at speeds slower than 40 mph.

No word yet on trim levels, pricing or fuel economy.

Mazda has hinted that the CX-30 would eventually receive more power.

In Canada, the 2021 CX-30 is equipped with a 2.0-litre Skyactiv-G engine on the base GX trim, or the 2.5-lite engine on GS and GT models.

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