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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 3 / Axela IV (BP) Sedan (2019)

Mazda 3 / Axela IV (BP) Sedan (2019)

Mazda 3 / Axela IV (chassis code BP) Sedan is an affordable compact sedan in production from 2019. It is available with a range of inline-4 engines that displaced 1.5 to 2.5 liters. Compared to the previous Mazda 3 sedan, the Mk4 is more modern in styl...
Neoscore 48%NEX score 70%
Thumbnail of product Mazda 6 / Atenza III (GJ) facelift 2 Sedan (2018)

Mazda 6 / Atenza III (GJ) facelift 2 Sedan (2018)

Mazda 6 / Atenza III (chassis code GJ) facelift 2 is a mid-size sedan in production from 2018. It is available with a range of inline-4 engines that displaced 2.0 to 2.5 liters. Compared to the first facelift, the second facelift introduced slight cosm...
Neoscore 53%
Thumbnail of product Mazda MX-5 NC2 Convertible (2008-2015)

Mazda MX-5 NC2 Convertible (2008-2015)

Mazda MX-5 Mk3 facelift (chassis code NC2) is a subcompact convertible in production from 2008 to 2015. It was available with a range of inline-4 engines that displaced 1.8 to 2.0 liters. Compared to the pre-facelift model, the facelifted Mk3 MX-5 has ...
Neoscore 85%
Thumbnail of product Mazda MX-5 Miata / Roadster NC1 Convertible (2005-2008)

Mazda MX-5 Miata / Roadster NC1 Convertible (2005-2008)

Mazda MX-5 Mk3 (chassis code NC1) is an affordable subcompact convertible sports car in production from 2005 to 2008, whereupon it received a facelift. It was available with a range of inline-4 engines that displaced 1.8 to 2.0 liters. Mazda sold the M...
Neoscore 86%
Thumbnail of product Mazda MX-5 Miata / Roadster NB Convertible (1998-2005)

Mazda MX-5 Miata / Roadster NB Convertible (1998-2005)

Mazda MX-5 Mk2 (chassis code NB) is a subcompact convertible sports car in production from 1998 to 2005. It was available with a range of inline-4 engines that displaced 1.6 to 1.8 liters. One of the classic MX-5 generations, the Mk2 kept the successf...
Neoscore 82%
Thumbnail of product Mazda RX-8 Sports Car (2003-2012)

Mazda RX-8 Sports Car (2003-2012)

Mazda RX-8 is a compact sports car in production from 2003 to 2012. It was available with several tunes of a two-rotor 1.3L RENESIS rotary engine that displaced 1.3 liters. The last commercially available passenger car with rotary engine, the RX-8 has...
Neoscore 84%NEX score 80%

Articles

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

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

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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