Next-Gen Mazda SkyActiv 2 Engines Improve Efficiency 30%

It was a bold move by Mazda to ignore hybrid vehicles in favor of improvements to traditional combustion engines, but the gambit has paid off. Mazda has the most-efficient line of new cars in America, and when the next-generation of SkyActiv engines debuts around 2020, executives claim efficiency could climb another 30%.

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NAIAS 2013: The Mazda SkyActiv-D Diesel-Powered Race Car

Later on this year, Mazda will try and stake a claim in the ever-growing market for diesel cars in the U.S. To help promote their all-new, 2014 Mazda6 with the available SkyActiv-D diesel engine, Mazda will be campaigning three of these clean diesel race cars. One of these sweet diesel racers was on display at the Mazda booth.

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Video: This Is The Mazda Diesel Race Car

Modern turbodiesel engines are all the rave in Europe and the rest of the world, but these engines are only just starting to catch on in America. The new Mazda SkyActiv-D diesel engine is coming to U.S. shores next year, and to drum up excitement, Mazda is taking their little diesel to the race track.

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Mazda6 Diesel Could Offer 60 MPG, If They Sell It In US

When I first laid eyes on the Mazda6 wagon diesel, me (and most of the auto blogging world) were smitten with the looks, the options, and the infinite possibilities. Now that the Mazda6 diesel has made its official Paris Auto Show debut, we are getting some new details, including fuel economy figures that could be as high as 60 mpg on the U.S. standard.

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