Mazda to electrify 13 models by 2025; Malaysia's next CX-5 could be a hybrid

Sanjay · Jun 18, 2021 12:00 PM

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Mazda has revealed their 'Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030' plans yesterday, which will see nearly their entire line-up being electrified, and Malaysia could welcome a majority of them too.

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There'll be a total of 13 models electrified in some way, consisting of five hybrids, five plug-in hybrids, and three electric vehicles (EV) models being launched in Japan, Europe, China, and ASEAN between 2022 and 2025.

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These includes models that will be using the Toyota Hybrid System (THS) as well.

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An example of a diesel engine coupled to the 48V mild hybrid system

These cars will be based on the SkyActiv Multi-Solution Scalable Architecture platform, which will enable electrification technologies paired to transverse and longitudinal engines in their smaller and larger cars, respectively.

Also read: Look hard enough, and you will see the all-new 2022 Mazda 6’s inline 6-cylinder engine

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An early look at Mazda's inline-6 hybrid RWD?

Meanwhile, the company aims to introduce a dedicated EV platform by 2025, called the SkyActiv EV Scalable Architecture. This will underpin EVs of different sizes and body types.

Also read: Next-gen Mazda 6 might output up to 300 PS, due March 2022?

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BestCarWeb's take on what the next-gen Mazda 2 could look like

Among the models we can expect to see following these plans will likely include the purported Mazda CX-50, the next-gen Mazda 2, and perhaps the next iteration of the Mazda 6Mazda CX-5 and (wildcard) Mazda MX-5 too.

Also read: All-new 2021 Mazda 2: Sept debut, new SkyActiv-X engine, rotary REEV in 2022?

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The purported CX-50

Based on this plan, Mazda expects to have 100% of their products electrified in some way by 2030, with a 25% EV ratio.

Also read: Spied: Is this our first look at the upcoming RWD, straight-6 Mazda CX-5, or CX-50?

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Sanjay

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With humble beginnings collecting diecast models and spending hours virtually tuning dream cars on the computer, his love of cars has delightfully transformed into a career. Sanjay enjoys how the same passion for cars transcends boundaries and brings people together.

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