Mazda announced its latest innovative technological advance with the introduction of the new SKYACTIV-X engine. With this new technology, properly-equipped Mazda models will feature higher efficiency, combining the advantages gasoline and diesel engines for maximum efficiency and performance. Keep reading to check out a video highlighting the advantages and specifications of the new SKYACTIV-X engine from Mazda.
Mazda SKYACTIV-X Engine Advantages
The SKYACTIV-X engine is the first commercial engine powered by gasoline to utilize compression ignition where the mixture of fuel and air is ignited when it becomes compressed by the engine piston. Because the engine isn’t technically homogeneous, the engine is referred to as Spark-Controlled Compression Ignition (SPCCI).
To simplify: this technology allows for a gasoline combustion engine to improve fuel efficiency. Amazingly, the process does not affect performance negatively. In fact, Mazda claims the engine response is improved and results in 10-30 percent more torque and a 35-45 percent increase in efficiency over Mazda gasoline engines from 2008 and earlier.
The SKYACTIV-X engine offers the efficiency and torque of diesel engines with the emissions and performance capabilities of a gasoline engine. As the previous SKYACTIV engines are named SKYACTIV-G for the gasoline engine and SKYACTIV-D for the diesel engine, the “X” marking of the new engine represents the combining of powers.
The Mazda SKYACTIV-X engine will first be available in 2020 on the Mazda3. For more information regarding this or any other innovative technology from Mazda, contact us or stop in and talk to a member of the Mazda of Lodi staff.
Mazda Introduces ‘Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030’
The announcement of the SKYACTIV-X engine comes as a part of Mazda’s “Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030” campaign that focuses on technology development. The core of Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030 is focused on integrating Earth, Society and People. Goals for 2030 include reducing emission 50 percent of 2010 levels, promoting and developing advanced safety technology including standardizing i-ACTIVSENSE features, focusing on customer well-being and potential and so much more.
With the upcoming release of the SKYACTIV-X engine, Mazda continues to lead the pack when it comes to vision, innovation and technology.