Mazda announces SKYACTIV-X: gasoline Spark Controlled Compression Ignition

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As part of the new technology to achieve this vision, the company disclosed plans to introduce a next-generation gasoline engine called SKYACTIV-X in 2019. SKYACTIV-X—which Mazda believes will be the first commercial gasoline engine to use compression ignition—uses a proprietary combustion method called Spark Controlled Compression Ignition (SPCCI). the greatest contribution to reducing carbon dioxide emissions.

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DENSO Develops Exhaust Gas Temperature Sensor With Improved Temperature Detection Accuracy

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DENSO Corporation has improved the temperature detection accuracy of its newly developed diesel exhaust temperature sensor. The new sensor, which is located in front of the diesel particulate filter (DPF) and used to control temperature for DPF regeneration, helps reduce harmful diesel emissions and improves fuel efficiency by enabling more precise control of aftertreatment systems. DENSO extended the length of the probe and developed a vibration-resistant structure to support it.

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2019 Nissan Altima features VC-Turbo variable compression ratio engine, AWD, ProPILOT Assist

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Replacing the previous-generation Altima’s 3.5-liter V6 engine is the world’s first production-ready variable compression turbo inline 4-cylinder ( earlier post )—which generates the performance of some V6 gasoline engines but with 4-cylinder level fuel economy. The engine also contributes to lower NVH and improved emissions (versus the previous 3.5-liter V6). At the New York International Auto Show, Nissan revealed the 2019 Altima.

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Kia unveiling new cee’d GT line with new 1.0L T-GDi and 7-speed DCT at Geneva

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In addition to a range of visual upgrades, the new cee’d GT Line features the debut of Kia’s all-new downsized 1.0-liter T-GDi (turbo gasoline direct injection) “Kappa” engine and new seven-speed dual-clutch transmission in Europe. The 1.0-liter T-GDi is a downsized, three-cylinder power unit engineered to improve fuel consumption and emissions while offering strong performance and immediate response.

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New Ford Focus in Europe delivers fuel economy improvements up to 19% with new 1.5L TDCi; 1.5L EcoBoost, Enhanced Transitional Stability

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The new Ford Focus for Europe ( earlier post ) delivers the car’s most fuel-efficient powertrain line-up yet with improvements of up to 19%, and a significant CO 2 emission reduction across the entire line-up. The new Focus will be the first vehicle in Europe to offer Ford’s new 1.5-liter EcoBoost gasoline engine and new Focus also will be available for the first time with Ford’s 1.5-liter TDCi diesel engine. New Ford Focus. Click to enlarge.

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New Ford S-MAX first worldwide to offer Intelligent Speed Limiter

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The all-new S-MAX will be offered with TDCi diesel and EcoBoost gasoline engines for quiet, effortless cruising, and CO 2 emissions reduced by up to 7%. Combined with a six-speed manual gearbox, all three variants will offer 5.0-liter 100/km (47 mpg US) fuel efficiency and 129 g/km CO 2 emissions from a revised engine block, new cylinder-head and fuel injection designs. Ford’s lean NO x trap exhaust after-treatment system helps deliver cleaner emissions.

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