Sunday, December 4, 2022
News Mazda Shows New Inline Six, Will Offer Gas and Diesel Options

Mazda Shows New Inline Six, Will Offer Gas and Diesel Options

Inline six from Mazda revealed

  • Same architecture will offer gas, diesel, and Skyactiv-X

  • Set for longitudinal mounting, likely in Mazda6


Buried in an investor presentation made yesterday, Mazda has shown off its inline-six engine, along with a four-cylinder and PHEV drivelines. Though the engine made a visual appearance, it won’t be available for at least a couple of years, ready to hit market after 2022.

Even more impressively, Mazda said that the engine will be available in gas and diesel forms, says Auto Express, as well as offering the automaker’s Skyactiv-X compression-ignition gas system. We’re not sure how exactly the same architecture can be used for both fuel types, jokes about GM’s 80s car diesel engines aside, and Mazda wasn’t exactly forthcoming during the presentation.

We do know that all-wheel drive will be offered, and the engine will be mounted longitudinally. A good plan since while transverse I6’s aren’t unheard of, they aren’t conducive to driving dynamics and tight turning circles.

We’re expecting that the next version of the Mazda 6 sedan will get that engine, helping to move the car further upmarket and letting it better compete with the likes of Kia’s Stinger or even the BMW 3 Series. The car could face an uphill climb as sedan sales dwindle and SUV sales climb. Still, a CX model using the same driveline would serve a similar effect.

Mazda previewed the six alongside an inline-four that offers 48V mild hybrid tech, which would make sense in most of the automaker’s vehicles. There was also a PHEV driveline shown, which again could show up in many of Mazda’s models to help lower the company’s fleet CO2 emissions.

Trending Now

Consumer Reports Knocks the Ford Mustang Mach-E Off its Recommended List

Its declining reliability is at fault. Ford’s quality has suffered over the last few years. Not quite two weeks ago, Consumer Reports (CR) released...

Toyota to Launch All-New 2024 Grand Highlander in Early 2023

The new 2024 Toyota Grand Highlander will likely squeeze in between the Highlander and Sequoia. It will be revealed in full on February...

Tesla is Preparing a Facelift for the 2024 Model 3

This update will be similar to the one made to the Model X and the Model S in 2021. The interior is expected...

Top 20 Vehicles with the Longest Potential Lifespan

New vehicle prices continue to climb out of many consumers' reach. Used vehicle pricing remains high however shopping for something older remains an...

VinFast Opens its First Store in Quebec

It is located at the Carrefour Laval. This is VinFast’s second Canadian outlet. Vietnamese automaker VinFast is powering its way onto the Canadian, and...

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.