Mazda is defying trends and seems to be doing everything right. While automakers continue their downward race, the Japanese are more interested in rightsizing. These are the words of Heiko Streitzel, who coordinates Mazda's powertrain division.
At a time when automakers are counting on ever-smaller engines, Mazda is throwing the same cards into the game that have proven to be winners over time. The 2.0-liter Skyactiv-G gasoline engine and 2.2-liter diesel engine will be updated.
Moreover, unofficial sources are talking about the possible appearance with the release of the upcoming generation of SUV CX-5 Skyactiv-X 3.0 M Hybrid, in addition to taking over the new BT-50 pickup that shares the platform, engine and a number of technologies with the Isuzu D-Max, and even a possible 3.3-liter Skyactiv-D. the R&D Department prefers to keep a secret about future engines.
Mazda, at least for now, has gotten rid of the stress of pollution regulations. Its models already meet the Euro6d standard, which comes into force on January 1, 2021. "It doesn't make sense to allocate resources to develop new technologies," says Heiko Stritzel”