Mazda’s large-product platform under development will use longitudinal four-cylinder, plug-in hybrid and six-cylinder engines, according to a product presentation during the automaker’s earnings report in May.
In June, Mazda said it would introduce 13 electrified vehicles by about 2025, including hybrid, plug-in hybrid and battery-electric models. By 2030, all models will have some form of electrification, and 25 percent will be EVs, the company said. The automaker is also working on a rotary engine range extender for the MX-30 EV, which goes on sale in California this year.
Mazda3: The compact sedan and hatchback were redesigned for the 2019 model year and have been regularly updated, including with the addition of a 2.5-liter turbocharged engine on upper trims and a 2.0-liter nonturbo gasoline engine on the base model for the 2021 model year. Higher trims offer awd. It will be due for a freshening in 2022 and a redesign in 2024.
Mazda6: The midsize sedan is discontinued following the 2021 model year. But it will likely be revived, possibly in late 2022, on a rwd platform, with awd optional, and feature new engines including an inline six-cylinder to better take on premium rivals. A freshening is possible in 2025.
MX-5 Miata: The two-door sports car is expected to mostly carry over in its soft-top and retractable-roof versions for the 2022 model year. A freshening with hybrid is likely by 2025.
MX-30: Mazda is calling the MX-30 a small crossover EV. But it is clearly a niche vehicle, with quirky hatchback styling, a 35.5-kilowatt-hour battery pack with just 100 miles of range and initial availability only in California for the 2022 model year.
When it goes on sale this year, the well-equipped base version will start at $34,645, including shipping. The MX-30 will qualify for federal and state tax breaks for EVs. Mazda is working on a rotary engine range extender for the MX-30 and is expected to sell that version in additional states in late 2022.
CX-3: The subcompact crossover introduced for the 2016 model year is discontinued after the 2021 model year.