Another Mazda model is getting a turbocharged 2.5-liter inline-four.
Dubbed the 2.5 Turbo, the new CX-30, which will arrive for the 2021 model year, is reportedly not only sporting an upgraded engine but will also feature an all-wheel-drive setup and a six-speed automatic transmission that delivers up to 250 horsepower.
The base model will sell for a starting price of $31,000, $7,700-pricier than the cheapest AWD CX-30 with the 186-horsepower non-turbo 2.5-liter inline-four engine.
Next to the base CX-30 2.5 Turbo is the Turbo Premium, which starts at $33,400 and features additional accessories such as a Bose audio system, navigation, a heated steering wheel, a head-up display, and a power liftgate. The Premium Plus trim comes next in the lineup, which costs $35,000 when fully loaded and includes a 360-degree camera system and more advanced driver-assistance tech.
With its turbocharged engine, the latest version of the CX-30 version expected to be quicker than the standard model, which goes from zero to 60 mph in 8.1 seconds. It will likely be on par with the 2021 Mazda 3 2.5 Turbo that has 5.6 seconds on record.
Mazda said the 2021 CX-30 2.5 Turbo is set to go on sale in the United States by the end of this year.