Mazda unveils CX-60 crossover in Europe; e-Skyactiv PHEV, 48V MHEVs

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Mazda Motor Europe unveiled its new crossover SUV, the CX-60. The Mazda CX-60 powertrain line-up features three new engines: the e-Skyactiv G PHEV unit and two straight-six engines: a 3.3 liter e-Skyactiv X gasoline engine, both featuring Mazda’s 48V mild hybrid system.

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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. Since 2004, CO 2 emissions have decreased 23%, or 104 g/mi, and fuel economy has increased 29%, or 5.6 Emissions Fuel Efficiency

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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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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'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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EPA fuel economy report finds weight and power leveling off, footprint stable

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EPA recently released the latest edition of its annual report Light-Duty Automotive Technology, Carbon Dioxide Emissions and Fuel Economy Trends. The report is the authoritative reference for real-world fuel economy, technology trends and tailpipe carbon dioxide emissions, for new personal vehicles sold in the US every year since 1975. The report found that fuel economy for the US fleet continues to improve. Pickup trucks increased fuel economy by 0.1

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Flash Drive: 2023 Mazda CX-50 AWD

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Mazda has added another SUV to their lineup. This past week in Santa Barbara, Mazda invited the automotive media to drive the CX-50 on the highway, twisty mountain roads and then off-road to experience soft sand, steep climbs and descents. Mazda adds another SUV.

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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.

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Road Test: 2021 Mazda CX-5 Signature AWD

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Photos by John Faulkner and Mazda. Mazda never disappoints when it comes to making cars that are fun to drive. But what about the crossovers in the Mazda line-up—the CX-3, CX-30, CX-5, and CX-9? Missing, which Mazda will most likely address, was a lack of wireless phone charging.

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Road Test: 2022 Mazda MX-30 EV

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If you are the type of conscientious person who never forgets to plug-in your phone every night, and you don’t wander far from home every day, then the 2022 Mazda MX-30 EV may work for you. Mazda enters the EV world. The 2022 Mazda MX-30 EV comes in two trim levels.

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Road Test: 2021 Mazda CX-9 Signature AWD

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2021 Mazda CX-9 owners say things like “exceeds my expectations,” “I love it,” “it is one of the most beautiful cars on the road” and “super happy with my purchase.” At least that’s what Mazda says. The torque at 310 pound-feet is the same regardless of the fuel grade.

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Kawasaki, Subaru, Toyota, Mazda, and Yamaha partner on producing, transporting, and using carbon-neutral fuels, including hydrogen

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Subaru Corporation, Toyota Motor Corporation, Mazda Motor Corporation, and Yamaha Motor Co., Participating in races using carbon-neutral fuels. Taking on the challenge of racing using a 1.5-liter SKYACTIV-D engine fueled with next-generation biodiesel (Mazda).

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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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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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Freshened Mazda Biante Offers 7% Improvement in Fuel Economy with i-stop Stop-Start System

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Mazda Motor Corporation has beg un sales of the freshened Mazda Biante range for the Japanese market. direct-injection engine, the top-selling front-wheel drive (FWD) 20S model grade now offers fuel economy of 13.6 L/100km, 32 mpg US) on the 10-15 cycle, a 7% improvement over the previous model, due to the addition of i-stop, Mazda’s proprietary engine stop/start system. Mazda Biante 20S.

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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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EPA annual trends report finds new vehicle fuel economy at record 24.1 mpg; new powertrain technologies rapidly gaining share

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EPA released the latest edition of its annual report on trends in CO 2 emissions, fuel economy and powertrain technology for new personal vehicles in the US. Fuel economy has now increased in eight of the last nine years; average carbon dioxide emissions are also at a record low of 369 g/mile in model year 2013. The report also noted that: Since alternative fuel vehicle production [CNG, PHEVs and EVs] has generally been less than 0.1% Fuel economy.

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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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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 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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2011 edition of EPA Fuel Economy Trends report shows several advanced powertrain technologies making significant gains

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The average fuel efficiency for new cars and light duty trucks has increased while the average carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) emissions continue to decrease for the seventh consecutive year, according to the 2011 edition of the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) annual report, “Light-Duty Automotive Technology, Carbon Dioxide Emissions, and Fuel Economy Trends: 1975 Through 2011.”. Fuel economy improvements for diesels range from 15% to 30% relative to gasoline counterparts.

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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). SKYACTIV-X even equals or exceeds the latest SKYACTIV-D diesel engine in fuel efficiency.

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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 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. gasoline engine delivers enhanced driving performance, fuel efficiency and eco-friendliness.

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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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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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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. Engines Fuel Efficiency 2014 Mazda3. Click to enlarge.

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EPA 2010 Annual Fuel Economy Guide Now Available

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The US Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy today released the 2010 Fuel Economy Guide, which gives consumers information about estimated fuel costs and mileage standards for model year 2010 vehicles. For MY 2010, the Prius is the top fuel economy leader , with EPA ratings of 51/48 mpg city/highway. Each vehicle listing in the Fuel Economy Guide provides an estimated annual fuel cost.

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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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EPA trends report sees record levels of average new vehicle fuel economy and CO2 emissions for MY 2012; role of new gasoline vehicle technologies

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Average new vehicle CO 2 emissions rate and fuel economy in the US achieved record levels in MY 2012, and have improved in 7 of the last 8 years, according to the newly released Light-Duty Automotive Technology, Carbon Dioxide Emissions, and Fuel Economy Trends: 1975 - 2013 (the annual “Trends” report) from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). MY 2012 adjusted fuel economy is 23.6 mpg, while Mazda had the second largest increase of 2.1

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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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Final Test: 2021 Mazda6 Carbon Edition

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We didn’t notice a significant drop in performance running the lower octane, so over many years of ownership there could be a substantial savings in fuel cost not going for high-test. Rather than walk through the details of G-Vectoring, let’s let Mazda do it here.

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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. Alternative fuels: CNG and E85.

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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 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. The powertrain lineup comprises the latest Skyactiv-X (Mazda’s Spark Controlled Compression Ignition (SPCCI) engine, earlier post ), Skyactiv-G and Skyactiv-D engines, each of which provides responsive speed control in any driving situation.

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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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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 to launch homogeneous-charge compression engine next year

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The differences between gasoline and diesel engines lie not only in their fuels, but in how those fuels are ignited. DON'T MISS: Mazda diesel to arrive fall 2017 in new. HCCI Fuel EconomyGasoline engines use spark plugs, while diesels simply use compression. But it is possible to ignite gasoline in an internal-combustion engine with compression, as in a diesel.

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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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Highly-valued Mazda6 boosted by fuel economy

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Mazda’s new estate and saloon model is to give the competition something to worry about, thanks, at least in part, to the inclusion of the firm’s Skyactiv Technologies. Mazda Mazda6 residual valuesThe new Mazda6, which is to arrive in the UK in January 2013, will be the second model to make use of the new turbocharged petrol and [.].

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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 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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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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