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Mazda has detailed the next-generation of its SkyActiv engine family, which will feature innovative compression ignition technology.

While the new SkyActiv engine is still under development, Mazda released some information on the upcoming mill as part of its new long-term vision announcement, which it’s calling Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030. The new gas engine, dubbed SKyActiv-X, will use compression ignition rather than the standard spark ignition to achieve a super lean burn. Coupled with a supercharger, this technology will improve fuel economy over the outgoing SkyActiv engine by a significant margin and will also offer better throttle response and overall performance. The engine, which will be the world’s first production gasoline engine to use compression ignition, will arrive in 2019.

In addition to the new compression ignition engine, the Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030 will also see Mazda expand its carbon dioxide reduction measures over what it calls a “well-to-wheel” average. That means they will aim not only to improve their vehicles’ overall fuel economy but also to lower the emissions required to build and sustain a car over its lifetime. The automaker hopes to reduce its corporate emissions by 50 percent of its 2010 levels by 2030 and achieve a further 90 percent reduction by 2050.
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