Mazda has no hybrid plans for the Mazda6

It would only make sense, but Mazda has no plans to offer a hybrid version of the 2009 Mazda6 any time soon. The Mazda Tribute Hybrid and its platform sibling Ford Escape Hybrid share the same powertrain – a move that was expected to be carried over to the 2009 Mazda6 and the upcoming 2009 Ford Fusion. The 2009 Ford Fusion is already confirmed to get a hybrid variant.

But Mazda says a hybrid 2009 Mazda6 is just something that’s not in the works right despite the market conditions during the past six months.

“Our real-world MPG numbers will be strong, and we just think the fuel economy is pretty good the way it is,” Jay Amestoy, vice president of public and government affairs, told InsideLine.

The 2009 Mazda6 with a 2.5L 4-cylinder and manual transmission is rated at an EPA rating of 20/29mpg (city highway). The 3.7L V6 automatic is rated at 17/25mpg.

That’s good – but why not make it better Mazda?


Source: InsideLine