Mazda Next-Generation SKYACTIV®-X Engine USA Release Date
During the lead-up to the release of the 2019 Mazda3 redesign, one large point of interest was the promotion of a new engine. Many Mazda models use the current SKYACTIV®-G engine design. The 2019 Mazda3 was touted as one of the first Mazda models to offer the next-generation SKYACTIV®-X high-compression gasoline engine that would greatly improve efficiency and responsive handling.
Where is the SKYACTIV®-X Engine?
However, upon its release, neither the 2019 Mazda3 sedan model nor the 2019 Mazda3 hatchback model offered a trim with a SKYACTIV®-X engine option. A much-publicized SKYACTIV®-D diesel engine option was also absent. Instead, all 2019 Mazda3 models in the USA were fitted with a 2.5L SKYACTIV®-G inline 4 engine.
Is the SKYACTIV®-X Engine Coming to America?
Mazda has expressed interest in bringing the SKYACTIV®-X to the USA from overseas. However, they stated they first wanted to supplement the standard 2.5L SKYACTIV®-G inline 4 engine found in 2019 Mazda3 models with a 2L SKYACTIV®-G inline 4 engine option. This would, presumably, offer Americans drivers the option of a less expensive and more fuel-efficient 2019 Mazda3 model.
So, What About the SKYACTIV®-X Engine?
The 2L SKYACTIV®-X engine is believed to produce 178 horsepower and 164 lb-ft of torque inside the new 2019 Mazda3. This is less than the 2.5L SKYACTIV®-G inline 4 engine currently found in 2019 Mazda3 models but improved over the similarly sized 2L SKYACTIV®-G inline 4 engine.
Test Drive a 2019 Mazda3 Model in Lodi, NJ
You can see how the 2019 Mazda3 feels and handles by scheduling a test drive with a sedan or hatchback model. Browse our online inventory and contact us if you need any additional help. The Mazda of Lodi staff can be reached online, over the phone, or with a visit to our dealership located in Lodi, New Jersey within Bergen County.