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Don't count your chickens just yet....
The most likely recipient of the straight 6 motors will be the BT-50 pick-up that is rumored to be finally making its way to the US. There has also been talk of a 5 cylinder diesel.
 

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First time I have seen any mention of EVs in Mazda's future.

No mention of their joint venture US factory with Toyota.

Maybe the straight six could be for a halo model. Bet it would fit nice under the long hood of the Vision Coupe

Oh look , just saw this when I googled Vision Coupe.
https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a27420382/mazda-rwd-platform-inline-six/
That article is C&D guess work, no real facts. More realistically, a 6 cylinder conventional layout 4wd large architecture vehicle could be corporate speak for a pick-up truck........Google 2020 Mazda BT-50.....

Hybrids and EVs have been in Mazdas plans for a while now. The Mazda 3 hybrid has been around since 2013 at least, but has not yet come to dealers. As for EVs, Mazda CEO Masamichi Koga said back in 2016 that a "ZEV" would most likely be coming in 2019...
 

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I hope they change the Mazda 6 to rwd and don't try to introduce a whole new model. The current 6 with rwd would be fantastic. This new straight 6 would need a minimum of 300hp/300tq or nobody would buy it. They have to beat the Kia Stinger or its gunna be considered a flop.
 

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Got a feeling it would be on a Lexus platform. The current 6 won't lend itself very well to a driveshaft running through it. That doesn't mean it couldn't look like the current 6.

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Just to add that Mazda has registered the name MX-30 with the European Union Intellectual Property Office....
 

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MX-30 would suggest a 2-door vehicle and the '30' portion would suggest something small. I also wonder if this is for their electric vehicle that is coming in 2020, since it was registered in Europe.
 

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Mazda was doing some testing recently in Germany. Now why do you suppose that a partially camouflaged RX-8 was being flogged around the Nurburgring on a closed course manufacturer only test day? Not a rotary for sure but lots of room under that long hood......

 

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I miss the MX-6.. they should make a new engine for the current 6..so it separates it from the 3 more..just adding a turbo option wasn't enough..3.7L V6 NA Skyactiv DI engine would do it... mpg would be a factor though..
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Mazda is expected to show a street version of the concept coupe at the Tokyo Auto Show in October. They are looking at 345hp from the 3.0L in-line 6 cylinder.


This is great new for the prospect of a more powerful 2.0L SkyActiv-X engine for North America. This would suggest 220-230hp from the 2.0L.
 

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In-line 6 cylinder mazda6 coming in March 2022 with 300hp/255lb-ft and 35 mpg.



 

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Mazda updated their 2030 development plans which still mentions their inline-6 engines. They will also be introducing Auto-Pilot next year for the situation where the driver is not responding. They are also planning to improve in-car communications and standards.


1. Accumulation of technological assets in line with our building block strategy and their utilization for highly efficient manufacturing

  • Mazda has consistently followed its Building Block Strategy to efficiently deliver superior technologies by building up a set of fundamental technologies as “blocks”.
  • This started with the development of “SKYACTIV Technology” in 2007 which updated our internal combustion engines. The basic electrification technologies were then added to compose our first building-block. Applicable to various products, this architecture became a technological asset to create our product group since 2012.
  • We are continuously enhancing our internal combustion engines (SKYACTIV-X and new straight-six engines) and electrification technologies as part of the “SKYACTIV Multi-Solution Scalable Architecture”, which is used in transverse power units in our Small Products and longitudinal power units in our Large Products. Based on this architecture, we will deliver multiple electrification solutions to meet various customers' needs, environmental regulations and the electric power generating infrastructure in a market.
  • In addition, we will introduce Mazda's unique EV platform “SKYACTIV EV Scalable Architecture” in 2025 for EVs with various vehicle sizes and body types.
  • Based on those strategies, Mazda will refine its highly-efficient development methods, namely Common Architecture, Bundled Planning and Model Based Development to enrich our technological assets for the full-scale electrification era with our business partners.
2. Promotion of Electrification and Introduction of Products — Multi-solution Strategy

  • The “SKYACTIV Multi-Solution Scalable Architecture” products to be introduced mainly for Japan, Europe, the US, China and ASEAN between 2022 and 2025 will consist of five hybrid models1, five plug-in hybrid models and three EV models.
  • In addition, several products with the “SKYACTIV Scalable EV Architecture” will be introduced between 2025 and 2030.
  • Based on this product launch plan, we assume that 100% of our products will have some level of electrification, and our EV ratio will be 25% by 2030.
3. Promotion of human-oriented safety technologies to realize an accident-free society

  • In terms of building blocks for safety technology, we are now working on deploying our human-centric autonomous driving system, “Mazda Co-pilot Concept”, in our vehicles.
  • This “Mazda Co-Pilot" monitors the driver's condition at all times and if a sudden change in the driver's physical condition is detected, switches to autonomous driving, bringing the car to a safe place, stopping the car and places an emergency call. For the first step, called Mazda Co-Pilot 1.0, we plan to start its introduction from our Large Products from 2022.
4. Development of technologies for connected services and software technologies as a foundation for next-generation mobility services

  • Mazda intends to fortify our initiatives of development of fundamental software technology in order to be able to accommodate for next-generation Mobility as a Service (Maas) and update vehicle functions Over the Air (OTA)2.
  • Five Japanese OEM companies 3 including Mazda will jointly develop standard engineering specifications of next-generation in-vehicle communication devices to push for a standardized communication system in order to provide safer and stress-free connected services sooner.
  • We will push forward with the development of next-generation Electric/Electronic Architecture (EEA), which will enable speedy processing of data from inside and outside a vehicle.
 
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