Over the next couple of years, Mazda will not release new models or update existing ones to create the latest architecture.
Nikkei Asian Review writes that Mazda wants a couple of years not to release new cars and update current ones. A similar pause is necessary for the company to prepare the basis for a large-scale update of the model line, which will happen according to the new brand development strategy.
Mazda planned that until 2023 they would develop a brand new rear-wheel-drive base with several in-line 6-cylinder units on gasoline, diesel, and some hybrid power system.
With cars that will be provided with new components and assemblies, Mazda can become a premium brand and easily compete in the market with Lexus and Infiniti.