Is Mazda Ev Ready for Roll? Mazda’s Mid-Term Plan Will Reevaluate Its Ev Strategy as the New Cx-60 Is Prepared for Launch.
According to recent rumours, Mazda is anticipated to reevaluate its electric approach as part of a new mid-term plan, applying more priority to electrified vehicles as well as rotary-powered range extenders.
Mazda’s Mid-Term Plan Will Reevaluate Its Ev Strategy as the New Cx-60 Is Prepared for Launch.
With the MX-30 Electric, Mazda has so far dipped a toe into the EV waters. However, the brand miscalculated how quickly short-term demand for electric vehicles would grow.
Instead, the company is getting ready to introduce a number of new diesel and gasoline SUVs, including the eagerly awaited CX-60, which will be its first production plug-in hybrid model. However, according to news from the USA today, the company may concentrate more on EVs in the years leading up to 2030.
The brand’s 2030 vision, which will be unveiled this month, is slated to outline a strategy to prioritise profit per car rather than overall volume as well as provide a new brand narrative that will serve as a road map for its goals.
However, the company is still anticipated to adopt a cautious approach to electric vehicles; according to US publication Automotive News, while Mazda will “strength up” its EV plans, the shift will be more of a tweak than a total transformation.
It suggests that Mazda believes that an ICE and plug-in hybrid powertrain combo is a better immediate solution than electric vehicles.
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The first to arrive will be the Mazda CX-60, which will make its debut in Australia next year with a completely electrified lineup, including the introduction of a new plug-in hybrid powertrain and two mild-hybrid settings. The new SUV will represent the brand’s most upscale push to yet.
A 2.5-liter inline four-cylinder Skyactiv-G engine with a 100kW electric motor and a 17.8kWh high-capacity lithium-ion battery will power Mazda’s first plug-in hybrid car in production.
The manufacturer claims that you will receive a total output of 241 kW and 500 Nm, making it the most potent Mazda road car to date, as well as a pure EV driving range of more than 60 km.
3.3-liter, 187kW/550Nm, e-Skyactiv D turbo-diesel engine. The 3.3-liter turbo-petrol engine produces 209kW and 450Nm. Both come with a new eight-speed automatic transmission and the i-Activ All-Wheel Drive system.
Other great news: According to the mid-term plan, Mazda is still working on bringing back its rotary engines, and the venerable engine technology is expected to make an appearance before March of 2019.
However, unlike the rotary engines you may be familiar with, this one is used to increase the vehicle’s range by recharging a battery instead of driving the wheels. This technology is comparable to Nissan’s e-Power system.