SKYACTIV-X is the first petrol engine to use Spark-Controlled Compression Ignition, transforming performance and efficiency as we know it.

This particular family of engines are designed to harness more fuel related energy than the conventional vehicle engine that utilizes around 30%. The SKYACTIVE-X engine compression ratio currently sits at 14:1 which is unheard of among mass produced engines.

This engine combines the fuel efficiency and force of a diesel engine however generates the cleaner emissions of a petrol engine, combining features from the two creates a more precise and thrilling driving experience. Vehicles with this feature also come with a newly developed architecture including redesigned seats, a body with multi-directional ring structures, an optimized chassis structure and improved NVH performance. The vehicle features can respond quickly and adapt to any changes in the driving environment.

SKYACTIV-X is the third form of engine by Mazda, coming after the SKYACTIV-G gasoline engine and the SKYACTIV-D diesel engine, this third engine was named X after its dual abilities of both previous models. Mazda is taking the steps to evolve with their corporate vision of protecting the planet whilst ensuring their customers experience the joy of driving. To enable this they are constantly improving these features.


*Mazda Technology is available on certain Mazda models – speak to a member of our Mazda sales team for further information on 0333 414 9750 or express interest with us through an Online enquiry.

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