Mazda likes to have its driving style. As with the Wankel engine, which wanted to be resuscitated by Japan, immediately after the range extender for an electric car. It is also called rightsizing attached to high volume and turbocharged gasoline.
Mazda CX 30 has a new 2-liter gasoline engine with proper compression ignition. The reason is easy to understand, and the engineers want to combine the best of the two sides. The engine with the letter X means combining the advantages of conventional gasoline engines and diesel engine efficiency.
According to Mazda, this has become possible due to the SPCCI (Spark Plug Controlled Compression Ignition) combustion method. An innovation because for the first time in the combustion of gasoline engine series begins as in diesel compression ignition. When it is on, determine the spark plug needed for a specific speed range.
It seems complicated, but technically it’s also quite complex because of a very high compression ratio of 16: 1. The compression ratio needed to trigger a mixture of gasoline and air in the combustion chamber.
Mazda creates exceptional efficiency and impressive performance for its new engine. At least, that was the result of the assessment confirmed in the first try. This SUV has a length of 4.40 meters, based on the Mazda3 platform, and stands between the CX-3 and CX-5. It has an attractive exterior appearance with front-wheel drive and 6-speed handset, capable of showing 100 sprints in 8.5 seconds and maximum at 204 km/hour.
Unlike the diesel engine, the X-engine is powered by a lightweight hybrid system and needs revs before it gets to business. With a power of 180 hp at 6,000 rpm, a maximum torque of 224 Nm is between the value of gasoline and diesel.
The apparent advantages over diesel can be seen in the field of refinement. The Skyactiv-X engine is virtually vibration-free and well maintained. It never becomes loud, stable with speeds between 2,000 and 3,000 rpm with maximum performance.
6.6 liters/100 km shows an acceptable value of almost 1.5 tons SUV, but there is no sensation. But according to WLTP standards, fuel consumption is 5.9 liters and CO2 emissions of 133 g/km.
Except for the X engine, the Mazda has a CX-30 or a 2-liter petrol engine with 122 hp and 1.8-liter diesel with 116 hp. Excellent results and sufficient momentum were obtained when the test drive to Barcelona and Girona in combination with the 6-speed automatic.
Mazda makes the safety of the driver and passenger of the car a priority. Therefore many features are implemented in practice through a variety of comprehensive assistance systems, such as an adaptive cruise control system with congestion assistance, parking assistance, hill start assistance, emergency brake assistance with pedestrian and cyclist recognition, fatigue detection, and active lane assistance with the help of the steering wheel.
A head-up display that projects information directly onto the windshield is standard. The combination of the 8.8-inch screen slightly lowered on the dashboard and rotary-push-adjuster behind the lever allows smooth operation for infotainment. The Mazda Connect system integrates smartphones into cars as standard via Android or Apple CarPlay.