Mazda has released some new details about the Axela / Mazda3 Hybrid. It will feature a SKYACTIV-G 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, an electric motor and a continuously variable transmission.

Mazda has released some new details about the Axela / Mazda3 Hybrid.

Set to go on sale in Japan on November 21st, the Axela Hybrid will feature a SKYACTIV-G 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, an electric motor and a continuously variable transmission. This setup will enable the model to return up to 30.8 km/L (3.2 L/100km / 72.4 mpg US / 87.0 mpg UK) in the JC08 cycle.

Mazda declined to release detailed specifications but the pictures suggest the car will have a revised instrument cluster and a new shifter. The trunk also appears to be significantly smaller than the standard model so prepare to pack lightly.

The Axela Hybrid will be available exclusively as a sedan and pricing starts at ¥2,373,000 (including taxes).

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