Mazda confirms new straight-six engine development.
Mazda’s March 2019 fiscal earnings report has let slip that the brand is developing an all-new straight-six Skyactiv-X engine.
Among the 25 pages that explain the manufacturer’s product plans going forward, which includes further development of Kodo design language and the creation of a mild-hybrid system, the mention of a Skyactiv-X straight-six petrol sits alongside an equal listing of a Skyactiv-D straight-six diesel.
Not much is known apart from an initial mention, but the new engine will use Mazda’s revolutionary compression-ignition technology which is designed to give petrol engines the fuel efficiency of a diesel.
While Skyactiv-X engines are being introduced in the new Mazda 3 in Europe next month, our first taste of the new technology won’t come until Q3 of this year.
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