In the absence of knowing its appearance, we already know some details of the plans that Mazda has in mind for 2022.
Mazda will bet on expanding its SUV range for 2022 with two new models: the Mazda CX-60 and the Mazda CX-80. Two large-size cars that intend to complete a range that currently consists of four cars: the Mazda CX-3, the Mazda CX-5, the Mazda CX-30 and the latest to arrive, the electric Mazda MX-30.
The Japanese firm has observed that its SUVs are in high demand and that is why it wants to offer alternatives to attract even more customers in Europe. In the case of Spain, only the Mazda 3 is capable of keeping up with the sales rhythm of the SUV range, so the firm is clear about what kind of cars are most in demand.
Both cars will be important, as they will serve to introduce plug-in hybrid engines in its range for the first time. There will also be versions with light hybridization, as well as Skyactiv-X inline six-cylinder gasoline and Skyactiv-D diesel engines.
The Mazda CX-60 will be a five-seater SUV, while the CX-80 will have the capacity to carry seven people. With its launch, the Japanese firm will take the opportunity to apply more advanced technologies, such as the flexible Building Block production system. The goal is for profit margins to grow and make Mazda a more prosperous company.
These two cars will not be the only novelty that Mazda introduces in 2022. The firm will introduce a new engine for the Mazda MX-30, which will consist of an electric motor and a rotating gasoline block. The latter will function as an electricity generator to give the car batteries extended autonomy.
It will be the prelude to what Mazda is preparing for 2025, date in which there will be new products raised on the platform that has been developed specifically for electric cars. By 2030, the entire range will be electrified.
The trend to fatten the SUV catalog is not only European. In fact, the strategy followed in Europe will also be followed abroad, although it is not exactly the same. In other markets such as the United States, the firm will introduce the Mazda CX-70 and CX-90, which are larger than the new SUVs to be launched in Europe. They will be joined by the Mazda CX-50.