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After announcing the performance numbers of it SkyActiv-X engine, Mazda is expected to launch an entry into the electric vehicle (EV) market in 2020 and have a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) on the road in 2022, possibly as early as 2021. Leading the way is Mazda CEO Akira Marumoto, …

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Mazda revealed that its new 2.0-liter SkyActiv-X engine will produce 178 hp and 224 Nm while emitting only 96 g/km of carbon dioxide. According to Mazda, the new engine will be installed in the all-new Mazda3 hatchback and sedan models. It will be paired with either a six-speed manual or …

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Wankel Rotary Engine

Mazda‘s famed Wankel rotary engine hasn’t been around since the demise of the Mazda RX-8 sports car in 2012. It seems that will soon change as the Japanese carmaker has confirmed that it is bringing it back, but not as the engine of an upcoming model. Instead it’ll be a …

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South Korean carmaker Hyundai announced Monday, September 24 that it won a grant worth USD4.95 million from the US Department of Energy (DOE) to support the development of its advanced mixed-mode gasoline spark-compression engine. Hyundai said the three-year grant will help it resume work on its existing advanced valve train …

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Mazda SKYACTIV-X

Mazda Motors Corporation has announced that it is developing the world’s first commercial gasoline engine to use compression ignition and that it hopes to bring it to the market by 2019. Called the SKYACTIV-X, the system works by having the fuel-air mixture ignite spontaneously when compressed by the piston. Using a …

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