Mazda Introducing EV Next Year And Plug-In Hybrids In 2021-22

Mazda will launch a handful of new vehicles and powertrains in the coming years to ensure it meets tougher CO2 emission targets in Europe.

While speaking with Auto News and quizzed about how Mazda will hit emissions targets, chief executive Akira Marumoto confirmed that the car manufacturer will introduce its first all-electric vehicle next year and follow it up with various plug-in hybrid models from 2021 or 2022.

“First, the Skyactiv-X engine we are launching this year emits less than 100g/km of CO2. Second, the first Mazda battery-electric vehicle will hit the market next year. Finally, we will introduce plug-in hybrid models from 2021 or 2022. So we will eventually achieve the [emissions] target, although we will have some difficulties in 2020,” Marumoto said.

Also Read: Mazda’s First EV Will Arrive In 2020, Will Be A Standalone Model

Details about Mazda’s upcoming electric vehicle remain somewhat limited but we were first told about the EV last year and received confirmation that it will be a standalone model, not one based around an existing ICE-powered Mazda. In addition, it has been confirmed that the car will feature Mazda’s own powertrain technology and not the electric systems which it is developed with Toyota and Denso.

In the meantime, Mazda is working on mild-hybrid versions of its upcoming Skyactiv-X powertrain. Work has also been done to improve the efficiency of the diesel engines it uses in vehicles like the Mazda6 and CX-5. Marumoto believes that for SUVs and large sedans, the most efficient powertrain moving forward “will be a diesel coupled with an electric motor.”

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  • Matthijs

    I love how their productionmodels come straight out of the blue. CX-30 was never on any spy shot, CX-3 only briefly als also the latest Mazda6 FL came as a suprise. I’m very curious about their EV. Kinda odd they do it alone. Hopefully it offers more space so they will sell some more cars..

  • getoffme

    Mazda = YAWN

    • Alduin

      Especially with no Mazda Speed performance cars. The new Mazda 3 sedan would be a perfect MS3. Too bad the hatchback version looks like an abortion.

    • Able

      Comments wishing that MPS cars will return = YAWN

      They’re doing a 2.5 turbo 3 at its first update, they’re doing SkyActiv-X straight-six engines, they’re doing RWD and both fully EV and plug-in hybrids by 2022. Their cars have easily the highest quality and best looking interiors in their segments. They’re reliable and bloody fun to drive. What more could you want?

      • Alduin

        Mazdas reliability is still no where near Honda or Toyotas.

  • ME

    I can’t wait to see what the EV looks like. I’m wondering if it will be a Mazda6 replacement?

    • Alduin

      The Mazda 6 isn’t going anywhere.

  • Alduin

    Maybe they should learn how to design a proper hatchback first. I thought Mazda said they weren’t going to make EV’s now they are all of a sudden? Backpedaling much?

    • Matthijs

      Seen the Mazda3 in real life already?

      • Alduin

        Yeah the hatchback is fugly.

    • Able

      Design a proper hatchback? 😂 you’re a dumbass.

      • Alduin

        Retard,the new Mazda 3 hatchback is ugly like your pos 5th gen golf.

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