Mazda has been into turbocharging its lineup lately. After the CX-9, Mazda6, CX-5, and Mazda3, the Japanese automotive brand is now treating the CX-30 with the same mill, as this subcompact crossover will receive a turbocharged engine option that should help uplift itself in its class with elevated performance and capability.
The Mazda CX-30 graced the market with beauty and sophistication. Apart from its drool-worthy looks, it also carries the brand’s fun-to-drive DNA that’s further heightened with refinement. Now, speaking of its 2021 update, what distinguishes the turbocharged variant apart from the rest is the application of black details, specifically on the side mirrors and wheels. Moreover, it also gets the ‘Turbo’ badging and a pair of larger exhaust pipes.
The cabin remains a bit of a mystery for now, as there are no photos released, although we do expect it to feature the same layout as before. However, it was mentioned that the CX-30 gets features like a frameless auto-dimming rearview mirror, an 8.8-inch infotainment system, and the glorious 12-speaker Bose audio system.
Now, going through the mechanicals, the 2021 Mazda CX-30 Turbo is run by a familiar 2.5-liter Skyactiv-G turbocharged gasoline engine that’s also found on the CX-9, Mazda6, CX-5, and Mazda3. The said mill is capable of producing a healthy 227 hp and 420 Nm of torque with regular unleaded. Its power rating can be boosted up to 250 hp and 420 Nm of torque when the vehicle is fed with premium fuel. Lastly, the engine is then paired with the brand’s 6-speed automatic transmission, while power is sent to all four wheels.
Apart from its esteemed power plant, safety has also been enhanced for the crossover. With the CX-30 Turbo’s i-Activsense suite of advanced driver-assist features now adds Smart City Brake Support Reverse with Rear Cross-Traffic Braking and Traffic Jam Assist. Apart from that, this subcompact crossover also gets an Active Driving Display, Traffic Sign Recognition, Adaptive Front-lighting System, and the 360-degree view monitor.
It’s set to go on sale by the end of 2020, however, as of now, this model is only limited to the North American and Mexican Market. No official words yet from Mazda Philippines if they will be planning to bring this along with the Turbo 3.