Mazda prepares for its first electric car in 2020June 26, 2019
This was officially announced by the head of the Japanese brand Akira Marumoto. According to him, in 2020 the first Mazda car with a fully electric unit will appear, and only later the company will start producing plug-in hybrids.
As part of global electrification, more and more international companies are connecting to electricity. Earlier we already knew that Mazda was preparing to release its own hybrids and electric cars. But now the head of the brand Akira Marumoto officially announced the release date. So, already in 2020, the first electric car will appear, and later the production of hybrids will begin.
“First we will start the SkyActive-X family of engines, and in 2020 the first Mazda will appear with all-electric units. Finally, in 2021 or in 2022, we will launch hybrid models with the ability to recharge batteries from a household electrical grid, ” – said Marumoto.
So far there are few details, but it is already known that the future electric car will become a completely independent model. As a basis, an actual or completely new platform can be used, but the filling will be developed jointly with Denso.
We assume that the first electric model Mazda will be presented in the middle price segment. This means that the cruising range will be about 200-250 km. Motor power will be within 200 horsepower, and only front-wheel drive.
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