Mazda SKYACTIV-X Engine Wins Two Design Awards

Published 08 February 2018

SKYACTIV-X, the world’s first commercial compression-ignition petrol engine, has won the Quattroruote Global Tech Award for the most significant technological innovation of the year at the event in Milan, Italy

At the 2018 Brussels Motor Show, SKYACTIV-X received the FuturAuto 2018 Trophy for Automotive Innovation, chosen by the Association of Belgian Motoring and Mobility Journalists (UJBAM)

The SKYACTIV-X features SPCCI (Spark Controlled Compression Ignition), an innovative system developed in-house at Mazda that provides seamless transitions between spark ignition with a conventional air-fuel mixture and compression ignition with an extra-lean mix.

It therefore combines the advantages of petrol engines (such as high rpm output and cleaner emissions) and diesels (superior low-end response and fuel economy), improving efficiency and torque production by up to 30 per cent relative to the current petrol-powered SKYACTIV-G, while reducing fuel consumption by an average of 20 per cent.

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