Mazda has often gone its very own way. Only the Japanese have a mixture of gasoline and diesel – on offer. And only Mazda stuck to the production of cars with rotary engines for a long time. The latter will play a role again if Mazda takes its own path to electric mobility.
However, the path taken by the Japanese is not a direct one, but a detour. Because Mazda develops only new petrol and diesel engines. And he can even win over BMW fans with it. Because core technology meets the core of what has always been BMW: V6 engines and rear-wheel drive!
At the same time, Mazda maintains flexibility. With the “Japanese BMW” platform, all-wheel drive and a hybrid system can also be implemented. These will be electric hybrid cars, but four cylinders are combined in them with an electric motor.
Come first SUV
Mazda will launch the five-seat CX-60 next year, and the seven-seat CX-80 in 2023. In the USA and other markets outside of Europe, the larger CX-70 and CX-90 SUVs are available on the platform.
Mazda’s latest model, the CX-50, reveals what the new SUV might look like. This system is based on the legacy platform and is only available for the USA and Canada. It also represents a close partnership with Toyota: the CX-50 will be manufactured at the new plant jointly built by Mazda and Toyota in the USA.
Mazda is Toyota
Mazda 2 shows how close the partnership between the two Japanese brands is. As a hybrid, the small car will become a twin Toyota Yaris. Starting in 2022, Mazda’s lineup will be supplemented by Toyota’s 116-hp (85 kW) hybrid powertrain. The previous Mazda 2 will continue to be offered as a mild hybrid.
Mazda is also introducing a new variant in the first half of 2022 MX-30 employment. Then the electric crossover is also available with a range extender. This is where Wankel plays. It works as a generator and produces electricity for the electric motor once the battery is dead. Wankel can do this more efficiently than driving cars and increases the previously modest (200 km) range.
Stromers come later
The MX-30 won’t have an electric sibling until 2025. Then Mazda wants to release more electric cars. We wouldn’t be surprised if this was a choice 30 Toyota Electric Vehicles Just Introduced it will work. Mazda wants to end the 6-cylinder roll by 2030. At least in Europe, only electric and hybrid cars will then be offered.
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