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Mazda Motor Corporation is a Japanese multinational automaker that designs, develops, manufactures, and markets sedans, crossovers, and sports cars. Its Skyactive-X engine is the first commercial petrol engine to use compression ignition.

History

Founded in 1920 as Toyo Cork Kogyo (later Toyo Kogyo), the company did not manufacture automobiles until the 1930s. The company formally adopted the name "Mazda" in 1984, though every automobile sold from the beginning bore this name.
Since the 1960s, Mazda made a series of efforts in engineering Wankel rotary engines as a way of differentiating itself from other Japanese automakers.
The company was in long-term partnership with Ford between 1970s and 2015. It entered a new partnership with Toyota that year.

Current Engines

As Mazda currently focuses primarily on economy cars, it has streamlined its engine lineup to Inline-4-only under the SkyActiv brand:
  • Skyactiv-G: direct injection petrol engines with high compression ratio (14:1 in gen 1 and 16:1 in gen 2)
  • Skyactiv-D: turbo diesel engines
  • Skyactiv-X: compression-ignition petrol engine
Mazda has unveiled a RX-Vision Concept powered by a new rotary engine, though it is unclear whether the current market condition allows it to be materialized.

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No review has been published yet.

Products

Thumbnail of product Mazda BT-50 Pickup (3rd-gen, RG04)

Mazda BT-50 Pickup (3rd-gen, RG04)

The 3rd-generation Mazda BT-50 is a pickup truck based on the 3rd-gen Isuzu D-Max and assembled by Isuzu in its factory in Thailand on an OEM basis.The new BT-50 wears Mazda's Kodo—Soul of Motion design language that combines the expression of power an...
Thumbnail of product Mazda CX-30 Crossover

Mazda CX-30 Crossover

Mazda CX-30 is a compact crossover based on the fourth generation Mazda3. Available in both FWD and AWD guises, it is built to be lightweight to improve efficiency. Along with Mazda3, it features an optional SkyActiv-X compression ignition gasoline eng...
NEX score 69%
Thumbnail of product Mazda Mazda3 Hatchback (4th gen)

Mazda Mazda3 Hatchback (4th gen)

Mazda 3 is a compact vehicle in both sedan and hatchback form. In its fourth incarnation, Mazda offers the option of a 2.0L SkyActiv-X compression-ignition gasoline (petrol) engine. The world's first internal combustion engine of such sort, it impr...
NEX score 77%

Articles

Thumbnail for article Mazda Mazda3 Review Rundown

Mazda Mazda3 Review Rundown

Mazda3 is a compact car available with Mazda's switchable Spark-Controlled Compression Ignition system (SPCCI), delivering the highest efficiency of any petrol engine on the market today.
30 Apr 2021
Thumbnail for article Mazda CX-30 Review Rundown

Mazda CX-30 Review Rundown

Mazda CX-30 is a handsome, versatile, and quiet-operating compact car for smart private buyers who are generally turned off by the bland handling associated with so many crossovers. It is available with cutting-edge engine technology and is great to dr...
21 Mar 2021
Thumbnail for article Understanding the World's First Compression-Ignition Gasoline Engine—Mazda Skyactiv-X: What Makes It Special? Why Do We Care?

Understanding the World's First Compression-Ignition Gasoline Engine—Mazda Skyactiv-X: What Makes It Special? Why Do We Care?

Mazda's Skyactiv-X compression-ignition gasoline engine is brings the efficiency and responsiveness of diesel to gasoline engines. This article lays out the ...
15 May 2020

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