Petrolheads are excited about the new turbocharged engine from Mazda, which will find its way into the Mazda3. Now rumours suggest this motor will find its way into the CX-30 SUV.
The new 2.5-litre 4-cylinder turbopetrol produces 186 kW and 434 Nm, and combined with all-wheel drive gives the Mazda3 quite a performance edge. Now Carsdirect reckons this performance motor will find its way into the CX-30 SUV.
Based on an order guide for the US market, it appears the Mazda CX-30 will gain this powertrain and the model will go into production in November 2020. The source also suggests this motor will go into the Mazda6 sedan and CX-5 SUV.
Interestingly, this power figure is only available on 93 octane petrol, with the American market seeing a power reduction on 87 octane. The South African market won't have this problem with both 93 and 95 octane being offered.
At this stage, it's very early to confirm levels of spec, but Carsdirect says the CX-30 Turbo will feature 'black 18-inch wheels and outer mirror caps, a larger tailpipe, an engine "harmonic enhancer" and turbo badging.'
What we do know is that Mazda South Africa is bringing the CX-30 to our market, however it's just a case of when. Initially earmarked for the first half of 2020, the CX-30 has still not landed as we head into September 2020. We reached out to Mazda South Africa who are still unsure of the exact timing of the CX-30's introduction. Mazda SA also noted that the turbocharged engine is not coming to SA but destined only for American markets.