Published on September 18th, 2019 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez


Mazda CX-30 Electric SUV Will Be Unveiled in Tokyo

Mazda bows to European emissions pressure and goes electric

The first electric Mazda will be unveiled at the coming Tokyo Motor Show which will run from October 24 to November 4. This new Mazda model will be marketed from 2020. It will use an “e-TPV” engine and will also be equipped with a range extender.

According to rumors, this electric motor would have a power between 140hp and 143hp. Despite a battery of 35.5 kWh, the Mazda CX-30 would have a range of 400 km. Simply because the car would have a small 600cc rotary engine as a range extender. A 100% electric version will also be available.

The combustion engine, including diesel power remains a priority for Mazda. Despite efforts to reduce CO2 emissions, especially with the new SkyActiv X, this revolutionary automotive engineering brand will have to switch, at least in part, to electric for the European markets. Apparently this is the only solution to meet the tough European requirements for carbon dioxide emissions.


The next-generation Skyactiv-X gasoline engine is a revolutionary powerplant that combines the free-revving characteristics of a gasoline engine with the fuel efficiency, torque and fast initial response of a diesel unit.

Thanks to its proprietary Spark Controlled Compression Ignition (SPCCI) technology, Skyactiv-X is set to become the world’s first* commercial gasoline engine to use compression ignition to realize an unprecedented level of sharp engine response and torqueful acceleration combined with higher fuel efficiency and cleaner emissions than ever before.

At the same time as pursuing this ideal internal combustion engine, Mazda also developed a new platform, next-generation Skyactiv-Vehicle Architecture, with increased focus on our human-centered design philosophy to maximize the inherent ability of the human body. Together, these groundbreaking next-generation technologies synergistically support Mazda’s world-renowned Jinba-ittai driving experience.


The New Mazda CX-30 powertrain line-up showcases the latest Skyactiv Euro 6d-TEMP diesel and petrol engines, including the company’s revolutionary Spark Plug Controlled Compression Ignition (SPCCI) technology. SPCCI adopts a unique combustion method to combine the free-revving performance of a gasoline engine with the superior response of a diesel.

All Skyactiv petrol engines are equipped with Mazda’s new M-Hybrid system, featuring electric drive technology. Compact and efficient, this mild hybrid system features an electric motor that assists the engine and a 24V 600kJ lithium-ion battery mounted between the wheels.

The M-Hybrid system not only enhances the Mazda CX-30‘s environmental performance, but also ensures better drivability. When the car is starting accelerating or coming to a stop, transitions feel smooth and natural. By substituting engine torque for motor torque, the hybrid system can achieve the same acceleration as a petrol engine alone, while using less fuel. The driver enjoys all the benefits of mild hybrid technology without any sacrifice in driving pleasure.

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