Mazda introduces Mild Hybrid Technology on select models


CHAMPIONING a sustainable future is Mazda Philippines’s commitment in 2022.

The country’s distributor acknowledges that the key to fulfilling the brand’s long-term aim of reducing global emissions is rationalizing its portfolio and introducing new technologies as part of Mazda’s Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030 Vision.

The 2022 Mazda2

Next year, Mazda Philippines is bringing in the e-Skyactiv-G Mild Hybrid (M Hybrid) Technology in two models – the Mazda3 and CX30. Utilizing a Multi-Solution approach that offers appropriate powertrains in consideration of each country or region’s energy policies and the energy mix is the strategy Mazda sees in achieving its goals.

The new Mazda M Hybrid system utilizes regenerative braking technology to recover energy usually lost during braking to power the vehicle’s onboard electronics. A motor then assists with engine acceleration from a standstill. By mating a DC/DC converter, an Integrated Starter Generator (ISG), and Regenerative Friction Brake Coordination system with a new 24-volt M Hybrid Lithium-Ion battery, fuel economy improves while reducing emission.

Using energy stored in the onboard M-Hybrid Lithium battery through regenerative deceleration, the Mazda M-Hybrid system supplements power generation and supply to the vehicle’s electrical systems. While the new ISG seamlessly restarts the engine in idle-stop (iStop) situations, it also smoothens upshifts during gear changes.

The 2022 Mazda CX3

The use of this recovered energy, along with automatic engine shut-off at decelerating speeds below 20kph, lessens demand on the engine and increases vehicle mileage per tank of fuel. The e-Skyactiv-G M Hybrid technology is about smoother drive, phenomenal fuel savings and lower emissions minus plugging in or charging.

The 2022 Mazda3 M Hybrid

Next year, the Mazda3 M Hybrid will be available in both Fastback and Sedan body types. The model line’s new premier offering showcases the finest in craftsmanship, build quality, and features already found in the current Premium line. The M-Hybrid technology not only reduces the load on the existing 2.0-liter Skyactiv-G engine, but the system also provides an improvement in power output (162 hp) and maximum torque (213N-m).

Along with the two new M-Hybrid variants, the rest of the 2022 Mazda3 lineup also shifts up. The current Sedan and Fastback Elite editions received 2.0-liter Skyactiv engine upgrades producing 153 hp and 200 N-m of maximum torque. Moreover, full black leather seats are now in place along with the now-standard 12-speaker BOSE® Sound System. The 2022 Mazda3 2.0L Fastback and Sedan M Hybrid retail at P1.695 million, while the 2022 Mazda3 2.0L Fastback and Sedan Sport are at P1.495 million.

The 2022 Mazda CX-30 M Hybrid

The Mazda CX-30 M Hybrid, meantime, will be exclusive to the front-wheel-drive variant. The new model retains luxurious human-centric amenities such as full red leather seats,12-Speaker BOSE® Sound System, LED Adaptive Front-Lighting System, 360-degree view camera, and 18-inch wheels (exclusive high-gloss black finish).

Aside from seven airbags, i-Activsense features such as Mazda Radar Cruise Control, Smart Brake Support, Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist, and Rear-Cross Traffic Alert are also available. With premium specifications and an innovative powertrain, the price is at P1.990 million.

2022 Mazda Premium Collection

Meanwhile, Mazda Philippines fortifies its standing as a premium Japanese car marque by introducing its 2022 Mazda Premium Collection. Featuring enhancements in the Mazda2, Mazda3, Mazda CX-3 and Mazda CX-30, the latest additions to the 2022 model lineup promise to provide a heightened driving experience and premium satisfaction.

First is the 2022 Mazda2. It now sports LED Daytime Running Lights and black 16-inch alloy wheels. Inside, leather seats are in a dark blue hue. Both Mazda’s Active Driving Display and analog tachometer are also available, along with a more convenient Smartphone Mirroring/wireless Apple CarPlay and a new wireless charging pad.

As for the safety suite, including Side and Side Curtain airbags and a host of i-Activsense safety features such as Front and Rear Smart City Brake Support, Lane Departure Warning, Blind-Spot Monitoring, Rear-Cross Traffic Alert, and Driver Attention Alert for long drives, only the Hatchback with a 1.5-liter Skyactiv-G gasoline engine is available for the 2022 Mazda2 line priced at P1.195 million.

Next is the new Mazda CX-3, available in 2.0-liter Sport and Elegance variants. The Sport edition features a gray-finished grille and body-color mirror caps, while the Elegance variant highlights a gloss black grille and black side mirror caps. Available as standard are LED headlights, Daytime Running Lights, and the unique 16-inch wheels.

The Sport has Black Leatherette seats with a distinctive center fabric pattern, while the Elegance features White Leatherette seats with tan Grand Luxe seating cushions. The tan motif, meantime, continues onto the Mazda CX-3 White’s door panels. Also available is the Mazda Connect infotainment system is also available equipped with Wireless CarPlay for both variants and a seven-speaker BOSE® setup.

As for security and safety, Smart Keyless Entry System, Rear Parking Sensors, side airbags, and side curtain airbags are standard for both variants. Both the 2022 Mazda CX-3 Sport and Elegance retail at P1.490 million.

The 2022 Mazda Premium Collection will be available in a new premium Platinum Quartz body color—a daring mixture of bright aluminum flakes and opaque pigment. All 16 Mazda showrooms nationwide will carry the 2022 Mazda Premium Collection beginning December 2021. 

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