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Christopher Bruce2013-07-12 17:21:01

Mazda Says It Has No Plans for Future Hybrids

Instead it will focus on wringing the last bit of efficiency from combustion engines

Mazda's newest model is the third generation Mazda3

MazdaMazdaMazdaJapan, 1920 > present80 models
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says that it has no intention to introduce hybrid models anytime soon at least in Europe and the US. Instead, it will focus on wringing out the most efficiency from internal combustion engines.

"While downsizing can be an effective method for reducing emissions, adding an electric boost often merely offsets the loss in power from reduced displacement.

"We want to make sure our engines are optimally designed, to make better effect of the benefits of combined battery power,” said a Mazda R&D spokesman to AOL Cars UK.

Mazda has introduced its SkyActiv philosophy to its range of cars that uses a more holistic approach. It uses more efficient engines, transmissions with more gears, better aerodynamics and lower vehicle weight to create more efficient cars.

"We've created a full EV version of the Mazda22 Gen.3Mazda 2 Gen.3Japan, 2007 > present56 versions
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, which we showcased mainly to prove wrong those who said we couldn't do it.

"In fact creating an electric car isn't that difficult, but in terms of customer appeal and uptake, we don't foresee the time being right before 2020,” said Peter Allibon, sales director of Mazda UK.

Mazda next upcoming model is the new Mazda3Mazda 3 Gen.3Mazda Mazda 3 Gen.3Japan, 2013 > present57 versions
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with a very compelling design and a range of engines including a 1.5-liter, 2.0-liter, and 2.5-liter petrol engine and a 2.2-liter diesel.

Source: AOL Cars UK


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