When Will the Mazda SKYACTIV®-X Engine Make it to the USA?

By Product Expert | Posted in Mazda, Mazda News, Mazda Technology, Mazda3, Stories of Interest on Monday, May 6th, 2019 at 8:00 am
2019 Mazda3 exterior overhead shot of redesigned sedan and hatchback models with gray and red paint colors

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.

Will There Be A 2019 Mazdaspeed3?

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.

4 Responses to “When Will the Mazda SKYACTIV®-X Engine Make it to the USA?”

  1. Anas says:

    I would like to ask mazda
    about skyactive x engine.
    When will you use skyactive x
    engine in Mazda CX-5?
    Thank you.

  2. B. Martin says:

    We are a 3 unit Mazda 3 family (2014,2016,2018). We would like to begin replacing our 2014 with the new Skyactiv-X in 2020 or 2021. Is this going to happen, or should we consider becoming a VW Golf family???

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