Given it is one chart without a lot of context, but one can read into it that GEN 2 SKYACTIVE components will be incorporated on an as ready basis...I know, wishful thinking. I should just hurry up and buy.
MAZDA: Structural Reform Plan | Management Policy
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I don't know how I overlooked this. Great info on the Target Chart
If you want to be in a good position to trade at the release of Gen4 then you should definitely lease and lease NOW. In my 3 years with Mazda, there has never been a better opportunity. The lease incentives are ridiculous especially on the 6. OVER $2,700 in lease cash alone before factoring any loyalty or step up incentives. Though I'm not sure of the specifics in your region but I do know they're similar across the country. I qualified for over $4,000 off on my most recent lease in May.
Great observation. If you look at the table outlining Mazda's midterm plans at the link that @Aroohoo
...Mazda plans to develop and introduce Gen 2 in the 2017 to 2019 timeframe, but full blown production across the product range isn't planned until 2020+. Just like SkyActiv 1 was a range of technologies under an umbrella brand, I expect the same to be true of SkyActiv 2. We'll probably start seeing announcements about various SkyActiv 2 tech beginning in late 2017 or 2018, followed by limited and staggered introductions on various models beginning in 2018 or 2019+, with the full SkyActiv 2 suite becoming mainstream across all the models by 2020.
Just my speculation, with nothing concrete to back it up other than connecting the dots on what we're reading.
As an aside, it's super impressive to me that Mazda is the only non-electric manufacturer to meet the 2016 Café standards. Major props to their engineering team!
Thanks for pointing that out.
Speculation is what this thread is for, right? Those are all very realistic ideas.
I dug around a bit more on that site where I found the outline for Kogai's speech to investors last week regarding 2017 FY outlook. In which, he stated the release of updated 6 and CX5. He also mentions the introduction of 6 new models during this projected outlook. Which leads me to believe that the 6 will be updated for 2018 MY in 2017
Global sales in FY March 2017 are projected to increase 16,000 units from the prior year to 1.55million units. We aim for continuous volume growth with the introduction of new models such as the CX-9 and updated models like Mazda6/Atenza and CX-5, which have proved very popular. Sales volume growth is smaller than the prior fiscal year, mainly because expansion of crossover production capacity cannot keep up with pace of increasing demand. Utilization rates will not
increase due to preparations for new model launches scheduled in this fiscal year. We will enhance production flexibility between passenger vehicles and crossover vehicles, and expand production and sales by around 100,000 units in next two fiscal years to achieve 1.65 million units.
First is product and R&D.
During Structural Reform Stage 2, we will launch 6 new models that offer driving pleasure and outstanding environmental & safety performance.
We will continue to advance our SKYACTIV products. The CX-5 and Mazda6, launched in 2012 and updated in 2015, continue to grow in sales globally with reduced incentives. We will introduce the latest design, technology and equipment to all updated models, to improve both volume and profit. We will introduce the updated Mazda3, Mazda6 and CX-3 in this fiscal year.
What's interesting to me is that he addresses concerns of lower volume to be the fault of production capacities as opposed to public demand. Which to me, is a good problem to have showing that there is still plenty of interest in each model and the entirety of the brand with most attention being the compact crossover segment.