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Mazda to Offer First Compression Ignition Gasoline Engine

August 08, 2017

Photo courtesy of Mazda.
Photo courtesy of Mazda.

Mazda Motor Corp. will offer the world's first compression ignition gasoline engine in 2019 as a way to reduce emissions without moving to battery-electric models, the Japanese automaker has announced.

The highly fuel efficient engine technology, which now goes by the name SkyActiv-X, combines the best attributes of diesel and gasoline engines, according to Mazda. It would use compression and a supercharger rather than a spark in the ignition process. The engine wouldn't lose performance and rather could increase torque by 10% to 30% over the current SkyActiv-G gasoline engine.

The process also improves fuel efficiency by up to 30% over the current engine and up to 45% over Mazda's 2008 gasoline engine.

Mazda outlined the plan on Aug. 8 as part of its sustainability plan leading toward 2030. Mazda would introduce the engine after March 31, 2019, reports Automotive News.

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