Mazds MX-30 M Hybrid arrives in Australia, priced from $33,990

Mazda Australia has released prices and specifications for its new MX-30 M Hybrid, which is available in G20e Evolve, G20e Touring, and G20e Astina trim levels. The local arm also confirms an all-electric version will arrive later this year.

Mazda’s first-ever M Hybrid range will feature a 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine, with additional power supplied by an integrated starter generator. Output is rated at 114kW, which is sent to the front wheels via a six-speed automatic transmission.

The system offers a combined fuel consumption rating of 6.4L/100km, emitting 150g/km of CO2. The M Hybrid features regenerative braking, and a new stop-start function with a belt-driven starter that helps to spin the engine’s crankshaft.

The base variant G20e Evolve comes with 18-inch silver alloys, G-Vectoring Control, a rear spoiler, 8.8-inch widescreen display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a 7.0-inch TFT driver display, dual-zone climate control as well as some leather additions to the wheel and gear lever.

Safety equipment fitted to all MX-30 models includes an array of 10 airbags, blind-spot monitoring, driver attention alert, emergency lane keep, radar cruise control, smart brake support, rear parking sensors, and a whole lot more.

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Opting for the MX-30 G20e Touring variant adds keyless entry, 10-way power adjustable seats, auto-dimming driver-side mirror, and white Maztex seat upholstery.

The range-topping G20e Astina receives some added touches like 18-inch alloys, heated mirrors, a glass sunroof, leather seats and steering wheel, ‘vintage’ brown Maztex upholstery, adaptive LED headlamps, a 360-degree view monitor, parking sensors, cruise and traffic support as well as a front cross-traffic alert system.

An additional safety package known as the Vision Technology pack can be optioned for the cheaper Evolve and Touring variants which adds a 360-degree monitor, cruising and traffic support, driver monitoring, front cross traffic alert and front parking sensors.

Mazda says the MX-30 M Hybrid lineup will be covered by a servicing plan that will see owners paying around $1942 over the first five-years or 50,000km. Mazda’s Australian managing director, Vinesh Bhindi, said:

“Since we unveiled the first ever Mazda MX-30 to Australia in December 2020, we have received highly positive feedback for its design and environmental attributes. Now in 2020, we bring MX-30 M Hybrid to showrooms with a three-pronged range: the exciting G20e Evolve, sporty G20e Touring and high-specification G20e Astina. The MX-30 Electric will follow later in 2021.”

The new model is on sale from the following prices (excluding on-roads):

2021 MX-30 G20e Evolve: $33,990
2021 MX-30 G20e Touring: $36,490
2021 MX-30 G20e Astina: $40,990

Alexi is a contributing news journalist and junior road tester at PerformanceDrive. He has a passion and appreciation for the engineering in cars, as well as new technologies that lessen the impact on the environment. His dream cars are an M3 to drive to work, and a LaFerrari for the weekend.