The Wankel engine will return, but as an addition in the Mazda MX-30 electric suv, an option to be released from the first half of 2022. At the same time, the manufacturer announces the new CX-60 and CX-80 suvs. , which will lead the Japanese brand’s bet on plug-in hybrids for Europe.
The technical details that will allow Mazda to integrate the Wankel engine and battery in the Mazda MX-30 have not yet been released, but its return is guaranteed as part of the electric technology.
The rotary engine could also be used in Mazda’s latest models and would be brought to market in the first half of 2022, according to reports. It doesn’t hurt to remember that the brand has created a new logo that suggests the Wankel engine house…
As for the two new SUVs, they would focus on Europe. Realizing the importance of these vehicles, Mazda will launch two new models in the next two years, called the CX-60 and CX-80. They will be SUVs with, respectively, two and three rows of seats and will be the pioneers of the introduction, in Europe, of plug-in hybrid models with 4-cylinder gasoline engines. For other markets, probably the United States, the launch of the CX-70 and CX- 90 is planned, which will be big cars.
Finally, from 2025 onwards, the new architecture set for Mazda’s electric models will be used, with the launch of several cars from that year onwards, with the aim of full electrification of the range by 2030.