Mazda's SkyActiv-X: diesel fuel economy from gasoline engine

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combustion cycle HCCI Fuel Economy SKYACTIVThe internal combustion engine, now more than 200 years old, will be with us for a long time to come yet. Powering more than 1 billion vehicles on the planet and almost 100 million new ones each year, it is the default way to move vehicles along the world's roads. With its carbon emissions now conclusively implicated in climate change, electric.

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2019 Mazda 3 sedan and hatch aim for an X factor—and that’s not electric

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Mazda has revealed its 2019 Mazda 3 compact car, in new-generation form, at the 2018 LA Auto Show. Los Angeles Auto Show Fuel Economy SKYACTIVIt’s not surprising, given the brand’s go-it-alone strategy this decade, that the new ‘3’ appears to take a different path than key global compact-car rivals in nearly every respect, ranging from design to driving traits to.

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2016 Mazda CX-3: First Drive Of 31-MPG Small Sporty Crossover

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The range of small and smaller SUVs seems to expand almost monthly, and the latest entry is the 2016 Mazda CX-3. This crossover utility vehicle slots below the compact Mazda CX-5 in the "Zoom Zoom" maker's lineup. Fuel EconomyThe company expects the CX-3 to appeal more to couples and empty-nesters than to families--which it says will choose the larger CX-5.

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Mazda Predicts Further 30-Percent Efficiency Gain For Next SkyActiv Engines

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While other manufacturers have turned to turbocharging and hybrids to boost fuel economy, Mazda has tried to squeeze the most it can out of unassisted internal-combustion engines. Fuel Economy SKYACTIV gasoline enginesThe company's SkyActiv line of efficiency-focused engines rely solely on tuning and some technical tricks to maximize gas mileage. SkyActiv engines have largely lived up.

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Mazda tops EPA fuel-efficiency rankings for fifth year in a row

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In the Environmental Protection Agency's latest "Light-Duty Automotive Technology, Carbon Dioxide Emissions, and Fuel Economy Trends" report, Mazda was named as the. EPA Fuel Economy EPA RatingsPick-ups and SUVs are rapidly taking over the American automotive landscape, but there's at least one measure in which it benefits an automaker to sell fewer of those vehicles.

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2016 Mazda CX-3 Gas Mileage: Subcompact SUV Rated At 31 MPG Combined

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Mazda has taken its own road toward boosting the fuel economy of its vehicles, and its latest small SUV manages to break the critical 30-mpg combined rating barrier. The 2016 Mazda CX-3 subcompact crossover utility is rated at 31 mpg combined with front-wheel drive, and 29 mpg combined with optional all-wheel drive. DON'T MISS: 2016 Mazda CX-3. subcompact Fuel Economy

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2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata fuel economy improves 25% versus outgoing model

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The 2016 Mazda MX-5 achieves an EPA-estimated 27 mpg city/34 mpg highway/30 mpg combined (8.7/6.9/7.8 This performance represents a 25% increase in fuel economy versus the 2015 MX-5's EPA-estimated fuel economy when paired with the outgoing model’s available six-speed manual transmission, highlighting the benefits of Mazda’s SKYACTIV Technology. At the same time, the 2016 MX-5 has gained Mazda’s torquey SKYACTIV-G 2.0-liter engine.

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2013 Mazda CX-5

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The all-new 2013 Mazda CX-5 may be our favorite crossover, wrapping remarkable fuel economy and some of the most fun driving we've experienced in any utility vehicle into a single, fairly affordable package. It should prove a strong competitor in the second tier of crossovers, following the perennial best-sellers: Chevrolet Equinox, Ford Escape

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2016 Mazda Miata: At 30 MPG Combined, Gas Mileage 25 Percent Higher

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Nearly eight months after the car was first unveiled, we now have fuel-economy figures for the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata sports car. Mazda says this represents a. Fuel Economy SKYACTIVThe Miata will achieve 30 mpg combined (27 mpg city, 34 mpg highway) when equipped with a six-speed manual transmission, and gets an extra 2 mpg highway with the six-speed automatic.

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Mazda CX-5 diesel gets 28-mpg EPA city rating

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The Mazda CX-5 diesel took one step closer to production by receiving an EPA rating. Fuel Economy EPA RatingsJalopnik made the find and reported the ratings on Wednesday. With front-wheel drive, the CX-5 diesel is rated at 28 mpg city, 31 highway, 29 combined. With all-wheel drive those numbers each drop by 1 mpg for ratings of 27 city, 30 highway, and 28 overall.

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2019 Mazda 3 to feature world-first HCCI engine for efficiency: report

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Now Mazda, one of the smallest global automakers, plans to introduce it in a radical new engine to be used in a future Mazda vehicle in 2019. HCCI Engines Fuel Economy SKYACTIVIt's a technology that's been a sort of Holy Grail in the auto industry for at least a couple of decades. It's called homogeneous charge compression ignition, or HCCI: in essence it lets a gasoline engine.

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Mazda unveils CX-30 compact crossover SUV with mild hybrid technology

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Mazda Motor Corporation staged the world premiere of the second model in its new-generation lineup, the Mazda CX-30 compact crossover SUV, at the Geneva International Motor Show. The powertrain lineup consists of Mazda’s latest Skyactiv-X, Skyactiv-G and Skyactiv-D engines. It provides smooth yet robust performance combined with a fine balance of fuel economy, quietness and low emissions.

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Report: Mazda seeking 30% boost in fuel economy with HCCI SkyActiv 2 engines around 2020

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Automotive News reports that Mazda plans a second generation of SkyActiv engines around 2020 that would achieve 30% better fuel economy than the current line of Skyactiv engines. The Skyactiv 2 gasoline and diesel engines will focus on improved internal combustion, said Mitsuo Hitomi, executive officer in charge of powertrain development, during a briefing at Mazda’s Yokohama technical center.

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Mazda unveils new Mazda3; first production car to offer Skyactiv-X SPCCI engine with M Hybrid system

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In Japan, Mazda Motor Corporation hosted the world premiere of the all-new Mazda3. The all-new Mazda3 adopts Mazda’s new Skyactiv-Vehicle Architecture, designed to enable people to make the most of their natural sense of balance.

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Mazda launching updated CX-3 in Japan with new 1.8L diesel

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Mazda Motor Corporation has begun accepting pre-orders for the updated Mazda CX-3 at dealerships throughout Japan. The redesigned model adopts parts of Mazda’s next-generation SKYACTIV-Vehicle Architecture. The SKYACTIV-G 2.0-liter gasoline engine adopts the same innovations as in the updated Mazda CX-5 ( earlier post ).

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Mazda announces SKYACTIV-X: gasoline Spark Controlled Compression Ignition

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Mazda Motor Corporation announced “Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030,” a new long-term vision for technology development that looks ahead to the year 2030. 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). Mazda will combined these optimized engines with effective electrification technologies.

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Has Mazda Come Full Circle With Rotary Engine Fuel Economy?

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You may have noticed we feature the late Mazda RX-8 rather less often than the Chevrolet Volt range-extended electric car. But Mazda believes that's going to change Considering the final iteration of the four-seat, four-door sports car delivered just 23 mpg highway from its 1.3-liter Renesis rotary engine, it really wasn’t a green car.

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2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata: The Greenest New Sports Car You Can Buy?

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The 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata is the newest generation of the world's most popular sports car. Fuel Economy two-seatThe iconic two-seater passed the British MGB more than a decade ago to become the highest-volume sports car in the world, and the latest iteration brings it into the current decade. In fact, we'd argue that it's the greenest new sports car you can buy--and.

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Mazda introduces 3rd-generation Mazda3

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Mazda unveiled the redesigned 2014 Mazda3 (known as the Axela in Japan) in a series of launch events world-wide. The new Mazda3 is the third new-generation model to embody Mazda’s new KODO Design and SKYACTIV Technology, after the CX-5 and new Mazda6. It greatly improves dynamic performance and fuel economy over the MZR 1.5 produces ample power, exhibits excellent fuel economy and low NVH. Such improvements also reduce rolling resistance, all improving fuel economy.

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2016 Chevy Volt Powertrain, EPA Fuel-Economy Testing Changes, Mazda Diesel Still Delayed: Today's Car News

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Today we detail the 2016 Chevrolet Volt powertrain, look at new guidelines for EPA fuel-economy testing, and update the saga of the Mazda 6 diesel sedan. The EPA issues new fuel-economy testing All this and more on Green Car Reports. Fisker Automotive will be renamed Elux, but won''t put the Karma sedan back on sale until next year at the earliest.

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Rotary redux: Mazda unveils rotary-powered RX-VISION concept

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Mazda Motor Corporation unveiled the rotary-powered Mazda RX-VISION sports car concept at the Tokyo Motor Show. Although Mazda earlier put production of rotaries on hold, it continued R&D efforts in that area. RX-VISION represents a vision of the future that Mazda hopes to one day make into reality; a front-engine, rear-wheel drive sports car powered by the next-generation SKYACTIV-R rotary engine.

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How Mazda's SkyActiv-X engine, based on HCCI, actually works (video)

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Earlier this month, Japanese automaker Mazda laid out its future powertrain strategy and dropped a massive announcement in the process. In 2019, Mazda will introduce a gasoline-powered Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition engine, dubbed Skyactiv-X, that the automaker promises will offer huge strides in efficiency and fuel economy.

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2016 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring: Gas Mileage Review Of Small SUV

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The Mazda CX-5 has always been one of our favorite compact crossover utility vehicles, not only for its fuel efficiency but also for its capacious functionality and fun-to-drive nature. Sport-Utility Driven Fuel Economy SKYACTIVFirst launched as a 2013 model, the CX-5 has been lightly updated for 2016 with minor tweaks to styling, suspension, and featured equipment. We spent a long.

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Mazda SkyActiv to improve fuel economy by 30 per cent

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Japanese carmaker Mazda has enjoyed vast success with its SkyActiv engines: and now it has announced some remarkable figures for the technology''s second generation. The company expects that the engines will offer 30 per cent better fuel economy than the existing engines. Latest News Mazda According to Mitsuo Hito[.].

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Mazda showcases CNG and hybrid Axela models in Tokyo; Mazda’s approach to environmental performance

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At the Tokyo Motor Show, Mazda is showcasing the recently-released Mazda Axela (known as Mazda3 overseas) with a variety of engine types at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, including a CNG concept and hybrid variants. In terms of its overall approach to environmental performance, Mazda is pursuing CO 2 reduction by globally deploying its SKYACTIV technology that re-engineers all of the vehicle’s base technologies from scratch. SKYACTIV-HYBRID, the Mazda hybrid system.

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Mazda develops first cold-stamped parts using 1,310 MPa-class high-strength steel; to be applied across the lineup starting with Mazda3

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Mazda Motor Corporation, working separately with Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation and JFE Steel Corporation, has developed the world’s first cold-stamped vehicle body parts made from 1,310 MPa-class high-strength steel. The parts are used in Mazda’s new-generation Skyactiv-Vehicle Architecture, which will underpin upcoming models starting from the all-new Mazda3. This results in a lighter vehicle body, which contributes to improved handling stability and fuel economy.

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Mazda delaying SKYACTIV-D diesel launch in North America; further tuning of fuel economy and performance required

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Mazda North American Operations is delaying the introduction of its SKYACTIV-D diesel engine ( earlier post ) in North America from the original targeted Spring 2014. Mazda said that the although the SKYACTIV-D can meet emission regulation requirements without the use of a NO x after-treatment system, it decided that further development is required to deliver the right balance between fuel economy and “Mazda-appropriate” driving performance.

Mazda hits one million Skyactiv cars

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Mazda’s more efficient technology range has hit a significant milestone; a million Skyactiv equipped models have now been produced. This includes the carmaker’s three model ranges which benefit from the use of the fuel-economy boosting technology; the Mazda CX-5, Mazda6 and Mazda3. Mazda Over one mill[.].

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2016 Mazda CX-9 shows 32% improvement in EPA-estimated fuel economy over predecessor; SKYACTIV-G 2.5 turbo

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Mazda North American Operations released EPA-estimated fuel economy figures for its all-new 2016 Mazda CX-9. Certified at an EPA-estimated 22 mpg city/28 mpg highway/25 mpg combined, when equipped with front-wheel drive, the 2016 CX-9 achieves best-in-class (MY 2016 midsize, three-row, non-hybrid crossover SUVs for sale in the US) city and combined fuel economy ratings and class-leading highway fuel economy. Mazda engineers achieved a compression ratio 10.5:1,

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Mazda SKYACTIV transmission, body and chassis technology

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At a media workshop last week in Vancouver, Canada, Mazda engineers stepped through the highlights of the new SKYACTIV systems. Mazda hosted Green Car Congress at the event.). The heart of SKYACTIV-Drive is a newly-developed six-speed torque converter with a full range lock-up clutch for all six gears that Mazda calls “full range direct drive” The lock-up clutch ratio has been raised from 64% from the current five-speed automatic to 88% during vehicle operation.

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Mazda releases second SKYACTIV model

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Sales have begun of the new Mazda Axela (also known as the Mazda3) in Japan– which is the second model to feature the company’s SKYACTIV technology. The engine delivers fuel economy of 47mpg. Green cars Latest news mazda Mazda Axela Mazda3 SKYACTIV SKYACTIV technologyThe new Axela will come with the SKYACTIV-G 2.0 direct injection petrol engine and the SKYACTIV-DRIVE six-speed automatic transmission. In addition, the [.].

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Mazda Tests Hybrid Vs Electric To See Which Japanese Drivers Prefer

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In large part, Mazda hasn't strayed far from the internal-combustion path while looking for ways to improve the efficiency of its vehicles. The Japanese carmaker has delivered notable fuel-economy gains using its SkyActiv line of efficiency-focused powertrains and new vehicles developed around them. Hybrid and all-electric powertrains have been. Japan California plug-in cars regulation SKYACTIV

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New Mazda CX-5 opens UK order books

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The final pricing and specification details of Mazda’s long-awaited new crossover vehicle, the CX-5 have been revealed as the pre-ordering opens for UK customers. The new CX-5 will be the first in Mazda’s range to make use of its new Skyactiv technologies; designed to give its cars great fuel economy gains without the need to [.]. Mazda Mazda CX-5 new SKYACTIV

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Mazda to exhibit concept powered by SKYACTIV-X gasoline spark-controlled compression ignition engine

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Among the exhibits on its stand at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show, Mazda Motor Corporation will unveil a new concept model powered by the recently announced SKYACTIV-X gasoline spark-controlled compression ignition (SPCCI) engine. With the SKYACTIV-X engine, Mazda claims to have developed a novel control system for HCCI combustion that extends the HCCI range out to a much larger percentage of the load map.

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Mazda to introduce new small displacement diesel SKYACTIV-D 1.5 at Geneva

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At the upcoming Geneva Motor Show, Mazda Motor Corporation will introduce the SKYACTIV-D 1.5, However, in January, Mazda North American Operations said it would delay the introduction of the SKYACTIV-D diesel in North America from the original target of Spring 2014. Mazda will also unveil the Mazda HAZUMI next-generation subcompact car concept at the show. a newly developed small displacement diesel engine. The 1.5-liter diesel will join the SKYACTIV-D 2.2

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Latest EPA automotive trend report shows MY 2017 fleet fuel economy of 24.9 mpg; new record

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The latest edition of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) annual Automotive Trends Report finds that Model Year (MY) 2017 vehicle fuel economy was 24.9 Since MY 2004, fuel economy and CO 2 emissions have improved in eleven out of thirteen years. Estimated Real-World CO 2 and Fuel Economy. Progress on GHG emissions while providing choices for American consumers as sport utility vehicles reached record high market share, while also achieving record high fuel economy.

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2014 Mazda Mazda6: Up To 38 MPG, Priced From $20,880

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Mazda has announced official EPA fuel economy figures and pricing for the 2014 Mazda6 sedan. The striking-looking sedan will start from $20,880, not including Mazda's $795 destination charge ($840 in Alaska), title, taxes, license and other fees. That figure gets you the entry-level i Sport, equipped with Mazda's SKYACTIV-G 2.5-liter gasoline

Mazda to boost SKYACTIV production by 25%

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Mazda will increase production of its fuel efficient SKYACTIV engines by 25% in response to popular demand. The four-cylinder SKYACTIV-G petrol engines and SKYACTIV-D clean diesel units, which appear in the CX-5 [below] and Mazda6, significantly improve fuel economy and CO2 emissions, compared to [.]. Mazda

2018 Mazda CX-5 in US features as standard 2.5L engine with new cylinder-deactivation technology

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For the 2018 model year, the Mazda CX-5 version sold in the US will offer cylinder-deactivation technology, safety, and refinement updates at all trim levels. Mazda CX-5’s SKYACTIV-G 2.5 These changes are implemented to reduce the amount customers will spend on fuel, but no feature stands out more than Mazda’s segment-exclusive cylinder-deactivation technology in the SKYACTIV-G 2.5L

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Tesla Model 3 Status, Audi Q6 Electric SUV, 2016 Mazda Miata Gas Mileage: Today's Car News

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Today, we check in on the Tesla Model 3 electric car and the Audi Q6 electric SUV "coupe," and report on the fuel-economy figures for the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata sports car. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Check out Chevrolet Volt deals, Google's near-purchase of Tesla, and the 2015 Shanghai Auto Show in our Week in Reverse feature and. Today in Car News

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Mazda Claims Sky Engine Range Will Match Hybrids In Fuel Economy

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While many of its rivals have flocked to hybrid technology for fuel efficiency gains, Mazda is relatively unique in that it plans to further develop existing internal combustion technologies in order to maximize the fuel efficiency of its engines. Mazda previewed its next-generation of powertrain technologies, which included two new engines and an

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2013 Mazda CX-5 Configurator Microsite Goes Live

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Mazda has big ambitions for its 2013 CX-5 crossover, which is the first vehicle in the automaker’s catalog to be designed from the ground up using SkyActiv technology. Weight savings and improvements to the engine and transmission allow the CX-5 to deliver EPA-estimated highway fuel economy of up to 35 mpg and combined fuel economy of up to

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Mazda SPCCI uses spark plug as HCCI control factor; “air piston” to enhance compression

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With the announcement of its SKYACTIV-X engine ( earlier post ), Mazda claims to have developed a novel control system for HCCI combustion that extends the HCCI range out to a much larger percentage of the load map. The essence of Mazda’s Spark Controlled Compression Ignition (SPCCI) is the use of the spherical spherical flame front expanded by spark ignition as a second piston (an “air piston”) to further compresses the air-fuel mixture, resulting in improved compression ignition.

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