Advertisement

Mazda plans new six-cylinder petrol and diesel hybrids

Mazda will build two new straight-six hybrid engines, which will be fitted to the firm’s upcoming “Large Architecture”

Mazda Vision Coupe concept - front

Mazda has revealed some preliminary details about its intention to build two new six-cylinder engines and a new vehicle architecture. The details were revealed in the firm’s recent financial results report. 

The Japanese firm confirmed it will build two new straight-six engines, with a SkyActiv-D diesel hybrid and a SkyActiv-X petrol hybrid planned for release. Mazda has also stated that both engines will be offered with either a 48V mild-hybrid or plug-in hybrid drive. 

Advertisement - Article continues below

Mazda 6 in-depth review

Both straight-six engines will be mounted longitudinally in Mazda’s upcoming “Large Architecture”, and both will be offered with the firm’s i-Activ all-wheel-drive system. Given their north-south layout, it’s likely that the pair of powertrains will also be available with rear-wheel-drive.

The Japanese company is yet to reveal details about the models which will use its latest “Large Architecture” underpinnings. A likely contender for the platform is an all-new Mazda 6 saloon, which hasn’t undergone a major overhaul since its UK release in 2012. 

Mazda will also release revised versions of its SkyActiv-G and SkyActiv-D four cylinder powetrains, as well as a new SkyActiv-X mild hybrid and an independently-developed all-electric vehicle.

What are your thoughts on Mazda’s new six-cylinder engines? Let us know in the comments section below…

Advertisement
Advertisement

Recommended

Visit New 2021 Mazda MX-30: prices, specs and release date
Mazda

New 2021 Mazda MX-30: prices, specs and release date

The all-electric Mazda MX-30 will go on sale next year – with mild hybrid and range extender variants following closely behind
9 Apr 2020
Visit What is Mazda SkyActiv?
Mazda CX-30 SkyActiv-X - front tracking
Mazda

What is Mazda SkyActiv?

We explain everything you need to know about Mazda’s SkyActiv range of engines, gearboxes and other technologies
24 Mar 2020
Visit Mazda announces specs for new SkyActiv-X engine
Mazda 3 - front
Mazda

Mazda announces specs for new SkyActiv-X engine

Mazda has revealed more details on its supercharged compression ignition SkyActiv-X engine, including performance and economy
6 Jun 2019

Most Popular

Visit New Volkswagen Golf GTI ride review
Volkswagen Golf GTI Hatchback

New Volkswagen Golf GTI ride review

Hi-tech new controls aim to keep legendary Volkswagen Golf GTI hot hatch’s driving dynamics at the top of the class
12 May 2020
Visit VW to pay customer £25,000 following new Dieselgate ruling
Volkswagen

VW to pay customer £25,000 following new Dieselgate ruling

Volkswagen has lost a landmark court case in Germany and must now pay significant compensation
26 May 2020
Visit All-new Fiat 500XL set to replace 500X and 500L
Fiat 500 X

All-new Fiat 500XL set to replace 500X and 500L

The next-generation 500X and 500L models are likely to merge into the Fiat 500XL and our exclusive images preview how it could look
25 May 2020