Mazda intends to revise significantly its model range for the European market. To meet new emissions requirements, the automaker will introduce pure electric and hybrid models on the continent.
Boss of Mazda Europe Jeff Guyton has revealed the plans in an interview. The Japanese company wants to offer economical hybrid and all-electric models to the Europeans.
Thus, Mazda will be able to avoid EU fines for failing to meet its carbon reduction targets. New rules will take effect from 2020.
The company will offer mild-hybrid solutions in combination with the latest Skyactiv X engine. This unit, according to Guyton, will debut in 2019 on a car presented at the Geneva Motor Show in March.
The head of Mazda’s European office has said that each model of the brand will have a version with the Skyactiv-X engine and mild-hybrid transmission, starting from 2019. An all-electric car arrives in 2020, the PHEV in 2021.
Source: Automotive News Europe