According to a recent discovery on an investor report, media channels have reported Mazda to be working on a new rear wheel drive (RWD), inline six model to be introduced early in 2020. Originally unearthed by Jalopnik, the report outlines the auto OEMs plans to boost revenue with its new-generation line-up.
The company has plans to introduce high end products as well as increase the price of its entry level models. Mazda also plans to introduce the new models in Europe and take on stalwart luxury brands that are well entrenched there. Although the document does not outline what the premium models would be, it does reveal planned changes to its large architecture. Further, in the document the company is stated to Mature the Kodo design language.
The company is stated to also be working on straight six petrol engine and the 2nd generation straight six diesel, as well as an independently developed battery electric vehicle (BEV). Also in the works are a longitudinal engine layout including i-Activ AWD and a 48V Mild-Hybrid/ Plug-in Hybrid.
In the report, the company has outlined plans to catch up with the industry on the rapidly develop safety assistance technology front. Further, there are plans to introduce a concept of the Mazda Co-Pilot, that has previously been described as an automated drive feature. The electric vehicle that will be developed by Mazda is slated to come in on the small architecture platform.