Mazda M Hybrid is our innovative evolution of hybrid car technology. It uses a small generator to capture energy that is normally wasted during braking. It stores that energy using it to assist the engine, saving fuel in the process by powering the car’s electrical systems and optimising your drive. So it’s not the same as a plug in hybrid, or a conventional hybrid electric vehicle - no plug or charging is required.
With the electric motor assisting, pulling away from a standstill is easier. When you change gear the battery supports the engine, evening out any inconsistancies in your driving. And your start up is quicker and quieter with i-Stop disengaging at the biting point, not when you put the clutch down, giving you a smoother drive all round.
Mazda M Hybrid is cleaner and more efficient
With engine assist from restart, gear shift assist control and automatic engine shut off below 6 mph you will get improved fuel consumption, lower emissions and an improved driving experience.
2020 Mazda2, Mazda3 and all-new Mazda CX-30 are both currently available with Mazda M Hybrid technology
What is M Hybrid?
It is our mild hybrid technology. It uses a small Integrated Starter Generator (ISG) to capture energy that is normally wasted during braking and stores it to power the car’s electrical systems, reducing the load on the engine and saving fuel in the process.
How Does it Work?
When you decelerate, the integrated starter motor generator produces electricity which is stored in a 24 volt battery. This electricity is used for a number of purposes including starting the engine and providing motor assistance when you pull away. It can also power the car’s electrical systems.
Will I Need to Drive Differently?
Not at all, but you may notice that you drive more smoothly. With the electric motor assistance, pulling away from a standstill is easier, and when you change gear the motor assistance makes gear changes smoother.
Will I Need to Charge It?
No. The battery charges as you drive – but only when you slow down, so it never takes power away from the engine.
Does it Cost More?
No. Mazda M Hybrid helps save you money by improving fuel economy and reducing emissions. Mazda M Hybrid is standard on all Mazda3 and Mazda CX-30 models, including Skyactiv-X vehicles. And it also features on 2020 Mazda2 models with manual transmission.
Want to experience Mazda M Hybrid for yourself? 2020 Mazda2, Mazda3 and all-new Mazda CX-30 available with Mazda M Hybrid technology. Book a test drive today.
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