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Mazda Australia has announced its ground-breaking Skyactiv-X M-Hybrid powertrain will be introduced in Australia on its Mazda3 model from August, and on its Mazda CX-30 from September.

The new Skyactiv-X M Hybrid is based on the flagship Astina grade on both models and is part of the manufacturer’s ongoing initiatives to reducing emissions.

The new Mazda3 X20 Astina will be available on both manual and automatic models with pricing starting at $40,590, while CX-30 X20 Astina AWD will be priced at $46,490.

Skyactiv-X M Hybrid follows the launch of the highly efficient Skyactiv-G and Skyactiv-D engine technologies in 2012 and represents the first electrification technology in Mazda’s multi-solution approach to emissions reduction.

“Mazda is committed to reducing real-world emissions by looking at every part of a vehicle’s emissions footprint, from its production through to where the fuel that powers it comes from, and how a vehicle is disposed of at the end of its life,” said Mazda Australia’s Managing Director, Vinesh Bhindi.

“With every customer’s circumstances being unique, we need to offer a variety of ways to reduce vehicle emissions to suit individual needs and lifestyles. Skyactiv-X offers customers a lower emission engine option, while retaining the same joy of driving that Mazda vehicles have always offered.”

Skyactiv-X also features the Mazda M Hybrid system. Compact and efficient, the mild hybrid system features a belt-driven integrated starter generator (ISG) and a 24V lithium-ion battery. It supports greater gains in fuel economy by recycling energy recovered during deceleration and powering the ISG, functioning as an electric motor, to assist the engine.

Skyactiv-X will debut in Australia with Mazda3, set to go on sale in August, and will be offered with Mazda CX-30 later in the year. To find out more or register your interest, please visit