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What is Mazda M Hybrid?

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.


Integrated Generator ​

The power behind Mazda M Hybrid

When you decelerate the generator produces electricity which is stored in a 24 volt battery. This electricity is then used for starting the engine and providing engine assistance when you pull away and across gear changes. It also powers the car's electrical system. ​

Electric Motor Assist

The benefits of Mazda M Hybrid ​

With the electric motor assisting, pulling away from a standstill is easier. When you change gear the battery supports the engine, evening out any inconsistencies 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.​

Efficient Driving

Mazda M Hybrid is cleaner and more efficient

With engine assist from restart, gear shift assist control, and automatic engine shut off below 6mph you will get improved fuel consumption, lower emissions and an improved driving experience.

All-New Mazda3 Performance

Up to 52.3mpg
From 122g/km
CO₂ emissions*

The all-new Mazda3 is available with the groundbreaking Mazda M Hybrid technology. A car that looks great on the outside and inside - that’s designed to make you feel you’re looking at a work of art – not just a car

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All-New Mazda CX-30 Performance

Up to 47.9mpg
From 133g/km
CO₂ emissions*

The all-new Mazda CX-30 is the first compact SUV to be offered with the revolutionary Mazda M Hybrid technology. A car with the flowing beauty of a coupe and the bold toughness of an SUV.

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2020 Mazda2 Performance

Up to 53.3mpg
From 120g/km
CO₂ emissions*

Thanks to Mazda M Hybrid the 2020 Mazda2^ combines a sporty yet smooth driving experience with a reassuring sense of control and excellent fuel economy. Experience the oneness between car and driver, like never before.

^Mazda M Hybrid is only available on manual transmission models.

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FAQ Mazda M Hybrid

What is Mazda 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.


2020 Mazda2, All-new Mazda3 and all-new Mazda CX-30 available with Mazda M Hybrid technology.

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Figures relate to Mazda3 Saloon 180ps SE-L, all-new Mazda CX 30 180ps 2WD SE-L and Mazda2 90ps Sport Nav manual transmission models. References are combined values.

Figures shown are for comparability purposes; only compare fuel consumption and CO2 figures with other cars tested to the same technical procedures. These figures may not reflect real life driving results, which will depend upon a number of factors including the accessories fitted (post-registration), variations in weather, driving styles and vehicle load. All figures quoted are derived from the latest WLTP test cycle.