Mazda pushes for Co-Pilot autonomous driving, other future plans

Updated Jun 22, 2021 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

The Japanese automaker is more than ready for the EV era.

Mazda Motor Corporation announced its plans for the electrification and development of its models moving forward in the automotive industry. This aims to keep Mazda competing at a high level in the global market considering that most car brands have now announced their electrification plans for the years to come.

Mazda Diesel Engine

Mazda plans to develop its SKYACTIV-D engines with any form of electrification

Dubbed as “Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030,” Mazda assumes that a quarter of its products will be fully electric in 2030, while all other models will be developed with any form of electrification. And by 2050, the Japanese car company is planning to head towards a carbon-neutral future.

Starting from 2022 to 2025, Mazda will introduce its “SKYACTIV Multi-Solution Scalable Architecture” which will be introduced mainly for markets in Japan, Europe, the United States, China, and ASEAN. This enhances its current internal combustion engines to be integrated with electrification solutions.

Mazda PHEV platform

The car brand's gasoline engine plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) platform

The “SKYACTIV Multi-Solution Scalable Architecture” consists of five hybrid models, five plug-in hybrid models, and the electric vehicle (EV) models. Mazda also announced the development of new straight-six engines under the said electrification plan.

To further boost an electrified lineup, the Japanese automaker will introduce its unique EV platform called “SKYACTIV EV Scalable Architecture” by 2025. It will be used by the car brand’s EVs with various sizes and body types. Several products will be launched with this EV platform between 2025 to 2030.

Mazda CX-30 front view

Mazda CX-30

As for onboard technological advancements, Mazda is now working on deploying its human-centric autonomous driving system called “Mazda Co-Pilot” in its models which should be out by 2022. It monitors the driver’s conditions at all times so various safety features can be activated in the event of abnormal physical conditions such as autonomous driving and automatic emergency call.

The “Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030” is driven by Mazda’s human-centered development philosophy that aims to place individuals at the center of three areas, namely the planet, society, and humanity. With this, the car brand’s vision will deliver both a sustainable and compassionate society in the future.

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Mazda CX-30

Mazda’s premium crossover lineup starts with the CX-30, which aims to strengthen the brand’s position in the highly competitive SUV segment. Following the Japanese brand’s Kodo design philosophy, it features a unique and sultry yet athletic stance. Its interiors are sleek and modern yet timeless, aligned with Mazda’s signature minimalist styling. Much of its features are similar to what the Mazda 3 has, including an extensive version of the I-ACTIVSENSE safety system. The Mazda CX-30 is currently marketed in four variants that can be had in two drivetrain options. Its base variant is the 2WD Pro followed by the SWD Sport, AWD Sport, and the AWD Signature as the top spec variant in the lineup. All are powered by a SKYACTIV-G 2.0L gasoline engine mated to a 6-SPEED automatic transmission with sport driving mode.

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Rex started off his career in the aviation industry before entering Philkotse as a staff writer. Two things excite him the most: first is staying up to speed with the latest news in the industry that uses engines as their heart and soul. The second is imparting them in a well-detailed manner. His passion for anything with wheels started when he was young – from Tamiyas to family-friendly sedans, and anything in between.

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