Called the Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030, Mazda has announced its new technology- and product-development policy towards the year 2030 based on the marque’s long-term vision for technological development.
With that said, Mazda promises to focus on five policies for its technology and product development.
The Japanese manufacturer aims to enhance its SKYACTIV-X and new straight-six powertrains as part of the SKYACTIV Multi-Solution Architecture for transverse power units in small vehicles as well as longitudinal power units in larger models.
In 2025, Mazda will also introduce its unique EV platform that will be called SKYACTIV EV Scalable Architecture that will underpin the company’s vehicles in different sizes and body types.
Mazda will also introduce five hybrid models mainly for Japan, Europe, the US, China and Asian markets – five plug-in hybrids and three EVs. Between 2025 and 2030, Mazda will introduce several products with the SKYACTIV Scalable EV Architecture.
Mazda assumes that 100% of its products will be electrified, while also achieving a 25% increment in the EV ratio by 2030.
The Japanese car manufacturer is further working on rolling out its human-centric autonomous driving system called the Mazda Co-pilot Concept. If a sudden change in the driver’s physical condition is detected, the system will switch to autonomous driving in the form of stopping the car at a safe place as well as triggering an emergency call.
Mazda says it will roll out the Co-pilot 1.0 from 2022 in its large products.
On the other end, the marque promises to focus on the development of technologies for connected services as well as software technologies as a foundation for the next-gen mobility services.
With that move, five Japanese OEMs including Mazda will work together to develop standard engineering specifications of the next-gen in-vehicle communication devices.