Next-generation Mazda6 platform previewed in the brand’s 2030 product plan

Mazda’s Zoom Zoom 2030 product plan gives us a closer glimpse of the all-new Mazda6. With the Japanese automaker revealing its rear-wheel drive (RWD) platform that utilizes a 48-volt mild hybrid system and a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) drivetrain.

While the midsize sedan is to be discontinued in the US, other markets will still be getting the all-new Mazda6 that’ll come with a new rear-wheel drive chassis along with an inline-6 engine that’ll allow it to compete with premium offerings from luxury brands like BMW and Mercedes

Mazda rear-wheel drive (RWD) platform

Additionally, Mazda’s Zoom Zoom 2030 product plan revealed that the upcoming model will utilize a mild-hybrid system along with the availability of plug-in hybrid (PHEV) option. This goes in conjunction with the Japanese marque’s goal of electrifying its model range by 2030, but Mazda is not planning on dropping its internal combustion engines, in fact, it’s still going to offer a 4-cylinder engine along with its upcoming inline-6 in the years to come.

Mazda 6 rear-wheel drive RWD platform

Its new architecture is also ready for an all-wheel drive (AWD) setup, therefore, Mazda’s i-Activ AWD system could possibly be made as an option on select trims of the upcoming '6.' Its front suspension looks to be a double wishbone, while the rear setup appears to be a multi-link system. Presumably, this should give the all-new Mazda6 a more comfortable ride along with an improved handling over MacPherson struts. Aside from the midsize sedan, other models including the all-new Mazda CX-5 could also inherit the RWD platform. 

Mazda 6 rear wheel drive (RWD) platform

The Japanese brand hopes that all of their cars will have varying degrees of electrification by 2030, with 25% of which will be full electric vehicles (EVs). In fact, Mazda will be releasing 13 electrified vehicles by 2025. With our country slowly accepting hybrids and even full-electric vehicles like the Nissan LEAF, it’s no surprise that Mazda Philippines would consider joining the ongoing revolution . 

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