Mazda announced its future and sales plans on November 22nd. Among them, most worrying is undoubtedly continued advancement of share of electric vehicles until 2030. It is estimated that share of electric vehicles in global sales will be about 25%-40%. The new all-electric platform will be released in 2025, and based on it, models with different characteristics will be launched, and by 2035 it is planned to achieve goal of carbon neutrality for global factories. These measures contribute to the achievement of carbon neutrality in 2050. Target.
At same time, Mazda Vision Study Concept was released. This concept car heralds Mazda's future design direction. Of course, first thing everyone thinks about is direction of MX-5. Unknowingly, current MX-5 (ND) has been around for a long time. Mazda has previously stated that this generation of models will last about 10 years, and this is very close to first purely electric platform in 2025.
By appearance, we can see possible appearance of future MX-5. The appearance of concept car is still quite compact. It can be seen that new car has a hardtop body structure, and LED light strip uses an inverted design, which is similar to inverted light effect. The body lines are also quite fluid, and extra-long engine bay is a classic front-to-rear ratio, but also adds a lot of futuristic touches. Relatively speaking, this concept car looks more like Mazda's other sports car, RX-7. With electrification in the future, this classic model may have a chance to be reborn.
However, it is also reported that MX-5 will add a mild hybrid system and an engine with SkyActiv-X compression ignition technology in 2024. With regard to relevant parameters of this engine, maximum torque is expected to increase by 30%. , allowing you to change driving experience of MX-5. On other hand, it doesn't seem like all-electric MX-5 will arrive so soon. After all, lightness is beauty of this car. After adding battery pack, it adds a lot of weight.
It's no surprise that Mazda's electrification plan even makes people feel like they're lagging behind. On one hand, major manufacturers around world are rushing to invest in electric vehicles and build their all-electric territory. On other hand, there are increasingly stringent emission regulations and policies banning sale of fuel-powered vehicles in various regions, which is also way forward for future development of car brands, at least for now. However, Mazda does not currently have many electric vehicles. With exception of "big four-wheel drive" CX-30EV released in response to policy, only MX-30 can be seen as an orthodox electrified performance. Currently, MX U-30 will also have Mazda's Totem - rotary engine is used as a range extender, and as for brand new electric car, answer will be only after 2025.