Mazda engineers develop gasoline and diesel engines with in-line placement of six cylinders.
In Mazda’s investment report for March 2019, the automaker mentioned the development of inline six cylinder engines. This is a gasoline engine with Skyactiv-X technology and a diesel Skyactiv-D one.
Mazda’s spokesman commented the project having said that the new engines would be included in the motor ranges of the future vehicles of the brand. The company itself has been moving towards the luxury segment.
As for the inline six-cylinder units, they will be mated with a mild-hybrid system and all-wheel drive.
The next-generation Mazda 6 (pictured) may well get new engines. In addition, it is possible that the company will have a coupe-like successor to the Mazda CX-9.
The crossover itself in its new iteration will unlikely have only four-cylinder motors.