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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Mazda Entering SkyActiv Diesel Engine In Grand-Am GX Series

Even though I have never owned a Mazda, I have always appreciated the plucky Japanese brand for its efforts to build driver-centric cars. The Miata is perhaps the best example of Mazda’s track heritage, and the new SkyActiv technology promises to blend performance with fuel economy, maintaining Mazda’s fun-to-drive dynamics.. Mazda has announced that it is entering its SkyActiv-D diesel engine into the newly announced Grand-Am GX class for the 2013 racing season.

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