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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Mazda to launch homogeneous-charge compression engine next year

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DON'T MISS: Mazda diesel to arrive fall 2017 in new. The differences between gasoline and diesel engines lie not only in their fuels, but in how those fuels are ignited. Gasoline 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. HCCI Fuel Economy

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Toyota, Mazda plan joint plant in U.S., electric-car cooperation: report

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Toyota is one of the largest global automakers, while Mazda is one of the smallest. A new report suggests that the two Japanese makers are close to finalizing a capital-investment deal under which Toyota would take 5 percent of Mazda, and the smaller maker would invest in Toyota as well, and the two would set up a joint U.S.

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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. It'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. HCCI Engines Fuel Economy SKYACTIV

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Mazda turns to hydrogen power

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However, Mazda seems to believe that it isn’t a case of one or the other – because both technologies can work together. Green cars Hydrogen cars Latest news electric cars green cars hydrogen hydrogen cars Hydrogen fuel Mazda Mazda Premacy HybridThere was a time when it appeared that it was either hydrogen or electric powered vehicles that would take over from the internal combustion engine.

Mazda reveals hybrid and CNG models

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The Tokyo Motor Show provided the ideal backdrop for Mazda to introduce a host of new engine types for the latest Mazda3 model. Latest News Green cars Mazda

Mazda exec: engines can get cleaner, EVs will die without subsidies

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Small Japanese automaker Mazda is in a tough spot. It's been on its own for most of a decade now, after Ford sold its shares in the company, and now Mazda must fund numerous new models all by itself. DON'T MISS: Mazda to launch homogeneous-charge. With global sales of just 1.5 million vehicles, it's one-seventh the size of Toyota or Volkswagen. Future Cars Engines SKYACTIV

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Skyactiv technology pushing Mazda fleet sales

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Mazda’s new efficient Skyactiv technology is helping the brand grow its fleet market share, with sales increasing 84 per cent in the first nine months of the 2013/14 financial year (April and December). Mazda

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Mazda takes car connectivity to next generation

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However, make sure to note down the 2014 International CES too: because Mazda will use the event to [.]. Latest News Green cars Mazda

Mazda to offer electric car in 2019, maybe with range extender?

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Mazda may become the next automaker to commit to building an electric car, possibly one with a range-extending gasoline engine. That's the gist of numerous of conversations between journalists and Mazda executives at the recent Los Angeles Auto Show. Company officials said Mazda plans to launch an electric car in 2019, dangling hints that it may. Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) compliance car Range Extending

Mazda adds new smallest yet Skyactiv engine

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Mazda has added its smallest engine yet to its efficient Skyactiv family of engines; a 1.5 Mazda litre petrol unit. The new engine will make its debut on the Mazda3 hatch and Fastback model; both of which are just about to arrive in the UK.

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. The 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. Fuel Economy

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Mazda's electric car gets patents for rotary range-extender engine

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Recent patent filings suggest Mazda’s next Wankel engine will equip a battery-powered car, not a rear-wheel drive heir to emblematic sports coupes like its RX-7 and RX-8. Mazda has invested more time and money into the rotary engine than any other automaker, so executives are reluctant to let it fade away into history.

Mazda makes a bumper recycling breakthrough

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Mazda has become the world’s first automaker to successfully recycle scrapped bumpers from end-of-life vehicles into raw material for new vehicle bumpers. The technology is being used to make rear bumpers for the Mazda Biante mini-van. It improves the material recycling ratio of Mazda vehicles and contributes to more effective use of its resources. Green cars Latest news mazda bumper recycling bumpers end-of-life vehicles Mazda Biante Mazda bumpers

New Mazda Rotary Engine Likely To Feature Turbo, Not Electrification

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At last week's Tokyo Motor Show, Mazda unveiled a new sports-car concept called the RX-Vision. Beneath the car's sleek bodywork was what will likely be the first production Mazda rotary engine since the discontinuation of the RX-8 sports car back in 2012. Called SkyActiv-R, it was unveiled with virtually no accompanying technical or production. Turbochargers Rotary Wankel rotary engine

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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[.].

Mazda delays launch of SKYACTIV-D engine

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Latest News Green cars Mazda Hopes of the SKYACTIV-D diesel engine (pictured) reaching the North American market in the near future have hit a stumbling block.

Skyactiv luring buyers to diesel, says Mazda

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Mazda’s new Skyactiv-D efficient diesel engine technologies are helping to switch motorists to cleaner diesel engines, the company claims. Mazda diesel SKYACTIV technology

2014 Mazda 3: First Drive

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The 2014 Mazda 3 is the one of the more eagerly-awaited compact cars hereabouts, and now we''ve had a chance to spend 90 minutes behind the wheel. During a recent test drive that brought together Best Car To Buy 2014 finalists, every High Gear Media editor got a chance to drive a variety of vehicles through the scenic rolling hills of Georgia

Mazda reveals new CNG concept model

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Mazda Newly unveiled and set to benefit from its maker’s fuel efficient Skyactiv technology for the first time, the third generation Mazda3 will showcase a whole range of engine types at the forthcoming Tokyo Motor Show.

Mazda 6 Diesel Sedan Still Planned, But More Oomph Needed, Company Says

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sales of the Mazda 6 sedan equipped with the Skyactiv-D diesel engine are looking more and more like a case of "close, but no cigar." Mazda has continually delayed importing the diesel sedan to the U.S., DON''T MISS: 2014 Mazda 3: Gas Mileage Review Of and now it appears that''s because it lacks the moxie to match the brand''s "Zoom-Zoom" image.

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2016 Mazda CX-3 Small Crossover Price Starts At $20,000

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The 2016 Mazda CX-3 small crossover will start at $20,840 when it goes on sale in the U.S. DON'T MISS: 2016 Mazda CX-3 Details, Live Photos, Video: Small Crossover. this fall. That price (which includes the $880 destination charge) buys a base Sport model with front-wheel drive. All-wheel drive is available on all models for an additional $1,250. Pricing subcompact SKYACTIV

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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. The 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. Fuel Economy SKYACTIV gasoline engines

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Mazda to unveil new car at Frankfurt Motor Show

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This time it is the turn of Japanese car manufacturer Mazda, which will hold the world premiere of the new Mazda CX-5 compact crossover SUV at the motoring showcase. Green cars Latest news mazda Frankfurt Motor Show Mazda CX-5 new Mazda car SKYACTIVWe’re gearing up for the Frankfurt Motor Show – and now another automaker has announced it will debut a new car at the event.

Mazda To Lean On Toyota For Hybrid, Fuel-Cell Expertise

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Mazda and Toyota will work together over the next few years in an arrangement that will see the two carmakers pool their green technologies. Japan's largest carmaker and one of its smallest will enter into a "mutually beneficial long-term partnership," according to a press release issued by Mazda. No timeline was given for the start or the. hydrogen Partnership

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Mazda agrees leasing deal for Demio EV in Japan

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Mazda has announced plans to lease approximately 100 of its Demio EVs to local governments and corporate customers in the Chugoku region of Japan. The Mazda Demio, known as the Mazda2 in the UK, has been converted to run using a lithium-ion battery and Mazda’s own [.]. Mazda Demio EVThe agreement is expected to start in October 2012.

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.

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Mazda to unveil TAKERI Concept in New York

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Japanese carmaker Mazda is the latest to announce that it will be taking part in the event [.]. Green cars Latest news Mazda green cars Mazda Takeri Concept New York International Auto ShowWe’re edging closer to another major motoring event – with the New York International Auto Show to take place from April 6 onwards – and it seems manufacturers are lining up to take their place in the spotlight.

2014 Mazda CX-5 2.5-liter SkyActiv: Gas Mileage Drive Report

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That''s the path Mazda''s taken, and it seems to be working. Two overachievers Almost two years ago, we tested a 2013 Mazda CX-5 compact crossover, a While hybrids are one way to get good gas mileage in a variety of cars, another way is to wring every last drop of efficiency out of new and highly-efficient gasoline engines and transmissions.

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Mazda to use hydrogen rotary engine for EV range extender

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Mazda Motor Corp. will use its hydrogen-fueled rotary engine technology ( earlier post ) as a range extender for an electric vehicle it plans to start leasing next year, according to Mazda President Takashi Yamanouchi as reported in The Nikkei. In 2009, Mazda began commercial leasing of the Mazda Premacy Hydrogen RE Hybrid ( earlier post ). Mazda, a latecomer to the EV market, plans to close the gap with Nissan Motor Co.

Touring Iceland in a Mazda MX-5

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Mazda MX-5 Features Editors PicksNipping out for a drive just for the pleasure of it is something we don’t always get the chance to do. However, when the opportunity comes knocking to.

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. The 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. Fuel Economy two-seat

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2016 Mazda CX-3 Details: Small Crossover Debuts At LA Auto Show

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Unveiled at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show, the 2016 Mazda CX-3 marks the Hiroshima-based carmaker''s entry into that segment, with styling and a powertrain shared with some of Mazda''s other recent Crossovers are shrinking. What started with a handful of vehicles like the Buick Encore and Nissan Juke is growing into a large and varied segment.

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. The 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. Fuel Economy SKYACTIV

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Mazda focuses on resin materials to reduce weight

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In a bid to secure significant weight reduction, Mazda has jointly developed a resin material for vehicle parts that offers the same rigidity as ordinary, conventional materials. Green cars Latest news Mazda green cars Mazda CX-5 vehicle weight reductionHaving teamed up with Japan Polypropylene Corporation, the material ensures that the parts manufactured are thinner than those with conventional resin and results in a significant reduction in [.].

New Mazda Hazumi Concept Is New Mazda 2, Next Toyota Yaris Too

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Mazda hasn''t forgotten the 2 though, and will unveil a new subcompact concept car at the Geneva Motor Show to point the way to its replacement. Mazda calls it the Hazumi, which means "bound" or With the new Mazda3, Mazda6 and CX-5 crossover launched over the last few years, you might have forgotten the smaller Mazda2 subcompact even exists.

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Mazda begins production of Mazda CX-5 with SKYACTIV-D diesel engine; Japan and Europe first markets

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Mazda Motor Corporation has begun production of the all-new Mazda CX-5 with its new-generation SKYACTIV-D 2.2-liter diesel engine ( earlier post ) at its Ujina Plant near Mazda’s headquarters in Hiroshima. Mazda says that the SKYACTIV-D 2.2 The CX-5. Click to enlarge.

Future Mazda CX-3 Subcompact Crossover To Take On Honda, Others

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MORE: 2013 Mazda CX-5 & 2012 Mazda 3: Real-World Mileage Boost From SkyActiv Engine Mazda is the latest to confirm that Crossover utility vehicles are popular the world over, and they''re going to get smaller. What started out as full-size and mid-size trucks are now most popular as car-based compacts--and subcompact crossovers are coming fast.

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Will Mazda Sports Car Concept Revive The Rotary As A Range Extender?

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Mazda will unveil a new rotary-powered sports car concept at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show later this month. The concept should prove popular with fans of the brand, who have bemoaned the lack of a rotary-engined sports car since the RX-8 departed in 2012. But this concept could also have implications for those who prioritize fuel efficiency over. Green REx range extender engine Wankel rotary engine plug-in cars

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

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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 25. The 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. Fuel Economy SKYACTIV

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