Mazda plans straight-six Skyactiv-X, Skyactiv-D engines

Mazda plans straight-six Skyactiv-X, Skyactiv-D engines

Now however, it looks like the straight-six is back - and we get to see Mazda's take on keeping internal combustion going well into the next decade.

Mazda engineers develop gasoline and diesel engines with in-line placement of six cylinders. At the very least, it seems likely the next Mazda 6 saloon will benefit from the new drivetrains, though it remains to be seen whether the company would even offer them as an option in Europe, or reserve them for the U.S. and limit us to four cylinders. These include plans to expand on their stunning Kodo design language, developing a mild-hybrid system and its own electric vehicle technology, and - as if it weren't such a big deal - a note at the end to develop a Skyactiv-X straight-six as well as a Skyactiv-D straight-six diesel.

Joining brands like Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar and BMW who have re-embraced the straight-six of late, Mazda will be alone amongst its Japanese rivals, who have all moved away from the engine format.

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All signs point to the new "Large Architecture" being rear-wheel-drive, as it uses a longitudinal engine layout. All-wheel drive will be available, too.

As much as we would love to provide further details, we've gone through the entire document and unfortunately nothing else is mentioned.

Either way, the new premium models won't come cheap as page 24 of the Mazda financial document reveals that Mazda plans to forge its way into higher price brackets. More SUV/crossover things, perhaps. Mild hybrids and plug-in hybrids are also on the cards, the latter applying to the large auto platform.

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