Mazda will launch an innovative diesel engine next yearOctober 18, 2019
In 2020, Mazda will launch an innovative diesel engine, seeking to expand its approach to lower fuel consumption and emissions.
Although many automakers such as Volvo have said they will not develop new diesel engines, preferring instead to invest in electrification, Mazda will continue to improve its diesel and gasoline engines along with other powertrains such as electrics and hybrids.
Christian Schulze, Head of Research and Development at Mazda Europe, said: “We are committed to diesel engines. In 2020, we have a new approach to the diesel unit. We will show you how clean and very efficient diesel engines can be. ”
The Skyactiv-X engine relies on two technologies – lean lean combustion and compression ignition – to reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions while providing good performance.
Schulze said Mazda will consider other powertrain options when they become viable. “If we are entering an era when sustainable fuels are economically similar, why not use them? We hope that governments wake up and see that electrification is one way, but there are others. Skyactiv-X is a step in the right direction. ”
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