The new Mazda 3 will be a 178-horsepower hybrid

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The new Mazda 3 will be a 178-horsepower hybrid

The fourth generation of the Japanese model will get the revolutionary SkyActiv engine-X, the capacity of which will amount to 178 HP

The automaker published the first official information about new innovative Skyactiv engine-X, which will be added to the engine range of the new, fourth generation Mazda 3 at the end of this year. In the official press release says that a petrol engine with compression ignition, which will be offered on the hatchback and the sedan combines the performance of a gasoline engine with the economy of diesel.

Currently, Mazda has confirmed that the unit will produce 178 HP of power, while fuel economy will be around 0.4 liters per 100 kilometers on the cycle WLTP, and the amount of harmful emissions should be reduced to the level of 96 g/km. Economy and environmental indicators depend on the model, the rim size and the type of transmission.

The power plant will include a hybrid system M in the Mazda, 24-volt hybrid unit with energy recovery system during braking. In the British market the novelty will appear in July, and the preliminary cost of a hatchback with the engine of the family SkyActiv-X is said to start at 20 595 £ 26 or $ 200.

The hatchback is initially offered in one of 5 trim levels with two engines at choice: 2.0-litre petrol Skyactiv-G 120 HP, equipped with a mild hybrid system on 24 V and 1.8-liter diesel Skyactiv-D 114 BHP All the cars are available both with manual and with automatic transmission.

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