Mazda SkyActiv-X engines, in their simplest terms, are petrol-powered engines which offer the typical performance expected of a petrol engine, with the torque and fuel savings of a diesel engine.
This engine is a very important message for Mazda offering customers a new engine that combines both the benefits of diesel and petrol all under one roof.
The technology used in the SkyActiv-X is known as SPCCI or Spark Controlled Compression Ignition and is a revolutionary technology that only Mazda produces. What this means is that the engine can switch seamlessly between conventional spark ignition (traditionally found in all petrol engines),and a compression ignition mode, where a lean fuel-air mix is compressed so that it will combust even more efficiently.
The new SkyActiv-X is a high-revving, powerful petrol engine with an impressive power figure of180hp, 5.4L/100km in fuel consumption, and, thanks to lower emissions, annual road tax of just €180.
The SkyActiv-X engine will be available on the Mazda3 in late-2019. The engine will also become available from launch with the All-New Mazda CX-30, also coming in late-2019.