We know that Mazda is working on a new inline 6-cylinder engine destined to equip some of its models in the next few years, including a redesigned Mazda6 repositioned as a higher-end product.
We also know that Mazda has been clear about its ambitions to define itself as a more upscale brand (in other words, where the profits are potentially vaster).
This week, a report out of Japan revealed some new details about Mazda's upcoming rear-wheel drive models powered by the new straight-6 engine in question. In speaking with Mazda's suppliers, the Nikkei media outlet learned that production of the new models will begin in 2022. Mazda expects to assemble approximately 300,000 units, which represents just under 20 percent of Mazda's worldwide sales, in the fiscal year ending March 2025.
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