Now it's official: The 2021 Mazda CX-30 crossover arriving late this year will add an optional turbocharged engine that delivers a significant bump in power over the 2020 model. Mazda says all-wheel drive will be standard with the turbo engine, a 2.5-liter 16-valve double-overhead-cam four-cylinder.
When fueled with premium gasoline, the turbocharged engine is rated at 250 hp; on regular, horsepower drops to 227. The 2020 CX-30, powered by a 2.5-liter naturally aspirated four-cylinder, is rated at 186 hp.
Other upgrades include Smart City Brake Reverse Support, which automatically applies the brakes at low speeds when the driver is reversing and sensors detect an object in the way. Traffic Jam Assist uses the steering system to help the driver stay within lane markers at speeds slower than 40 mph.
No word yet on trim levels, pricing or fuel economy. The all-wheel-drive 2020 CX-30 has a base price of $24,400, which includes a $1,100 shipping charge, and comes in three trim levels. Fuel economy is rated at 32 mpg highway, 25 mpg city and 27 mpg combined.
Mazda has hinted that the CX-30 would eventually receive more power.