Mazda prepares inline 6-cylinder engines and large modelsMay 13, 2019
Mazda is preparing for a change that will be in the creation of new engines and the expansion of the model line through the release of larger than the existing cars.
According to a report for investors, which Jalopnik drew attention to, in-line Mazda will have in-line 6-cylinder engines: Skyactiv-X gasoline and Skyactiv-D diesel. This means that the Japanese brand will use inline “sixes” along with Audi, BMW, Jaguar and Mercedes-Benz.
Of the other announced new products – the development of corporate design Kodo, a new soft hybrid system, an electric platform and some Large Architecture with support for various types of hybrid engines, all-wheel drive i-Activ and longitudinal engine layout.
All this – the components of the new generation lineup, to which Mazda classifies the cars scheduled for the debut from 2020 to 2025. It is expected that the new Mazda 5 will be the first on a rear-wheel drive platform with a row “six”, and the model will be designed in the style of the Vision Coupe concept car shown on these photos.
But the transition to a new engine and rear-wheel drive layout means competition with the BMW 3 Series and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, and this may lead to the fact that Mazda models will rise in price and come to a new price segment for the brand.
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