Mazda to boost engine production by 25%

Published 28 August 2013

Mazda has announced plans to increase Skyactiv engine production from 800,000 units to one million to cope with increased demand.

The 25 per cent increase in production – which will be completed by the end of 2014 - is in response to improved sales for Skyactiv vehicles. The four-cylinder Skyactiv-G petrol engines and Skyactiv-D clean diesels are currently available in three models – Mazda3, Mazda 6 and CX-5 – but this is expected to increase as Mazda strives to increase its global sales to 1.7 million vehicles by 2016.

As well as adding a new production line at its Hiroshima plant in Japan, Mazda will also overhaul the production process for its MZR engines.

Skyactiv engines are also built at a joint facility with Ford in Changan, China, while a new plant in Mexico will open in March 2014. 



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