Japanese carmakers don’t have it easy on the old continent. At least Mazda does not intend to say goodbye to its operations in Europe, as it is preparing a number of new products.
Mazda’s management has confirmed that it will introduce two new large models to the European market over the next two years CX-60 a CX-80. As the label suggests, these will be SUVs and at least one of them will receive a third row of seats to carry up to seven passengers.
At the same time, Mazda reveals that with these models, its plug-in hybrids combining an electric motor with a four-cylinder petrol engine will come to Europe for the first time. In addition to the socket version, the new-generation Skyactiv-X six-cylinder petrol engine and the Skyactiv-D diesel will also be introduced. In both cases there is 48V mild-hybrids.
The first half of 2022 will bring a new version of the first mass-produced electric car of the Japanese brand. Mazda MX-30 will see the Wankel rotary engine, which will serve as an electricity generator. We have written countless times about a possible comeback of this technology, but only now have the Japanese officially confirmed this report.
In about four years, Mazda is to introduce a range of models on a platform designed for electric cars. It will be another step towards the complete electrification of the model portfolio, which is planned for 2030 at the latest. markets.