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Mazda 3 gains hybrid option

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SkyActiv technology has been taken to the next level, courtesy of Toyota's electric know-how 

But wasn't SkyActiv all about technology of the non-hybrid variety?

At one point in time, yes, back when Mazda was maintaining that it could achieve the fuel savings and lower CO2 emissions of hybrid-powered drivetrains without the need to resort to all that electric stuff. But that doesn't mean that Mazda had dismissed hybrid tech out of hand. It was just that the firm felt there was still room for improvement in the conventional internal combustion engine, whether it was fuelled by petrol or diesel.

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