Mazda Motor Company has published a development strategy until 2030, at the same time showing an image of one of the future models.
Of course, this is just a rendering, but the influence of traditions is felt and so. For example, the curved doorway, bulging rear window, and retractable headlights allude to the RX-7 rotary coupe.
So far, Mazda’s transition to electric traction is not going well. The MX-30 crossover, the brand’s first and only electric car, found only 12.2 thousand buyers in Europe in 2021, and this year’s figures are even more modest (less than 4 thousand cars in the first nine months). The plug-in crossover CX-60, which has already managed to find more than 20 thousand buyers around the world, is doing better.
The big crossover CX-80 will debut next year, and the MX-30 will get a rotary engine version of the R-EV that will act as a generator for the traction battery. The solution is designed to solve one of the main problems of the “thirty” – a small power reserve. The current 35.5 kWh battery allows you to drive about 200 km without recharging.
In the period from 2025 to 2027, several all-electric Mazda models will debut at once, and by 2030 there will be no cars without an electric motor in the lineup, and the share of all-electric cars in sales statistics should be 25-40%.
The Japanese said they would continue to purchase traction batteries from third-party companies. Mazda also entered into strategic agreements for the supply of silicon carbide semiconductor inverters and modular electric drives.