A Closer Look At Mazda SKYACTIV-X Technology

Mazda's SKYACTIV-X Technology is a revolutionary fuel-efficient engine model created by Mazda engineers to provide power without sacrificing clean emissions. As the most reliable engine with low fuel consumption and maintenance-we thought Mazda's SKYACTIV-X Technology deserved a closer look…

What is Mazda SKYACTIV-X Technology? 

Skyactiv is a series of technologies developed by Mazda that increase fuel efficiency and engine output. Released in 2011, this technology featured new engines, transmissions, body design, and chassis that have been continuing to evolve and improve year by year, ever since. 

How does Mazda SKYACTIV-X Technology Work? 

In short-the Mazda-inspired SKYACTIV-X is a revolutionary combustion engine that uses a spark to ignite a small, dense amount of the fuel-air mix in the cylinder. This spark will raise the temperature and pressure in the engine so that the remaining fuel-air mix will ignite under pressure-resulting in a faster, more complete burn than conventional engines. SKYACTIV-X offers the best of both diesel and gasoline engines because of a new technology called Spark Controlled Compression Ignition (SPCCI).


Why is Mazda SKYACTIV-X Technology Such a Big Deal? 

The method that Mazda created with SKYACTIV-X Technology is a form of engine combustion that the motor sector has been trying to master for over two decades. Coming from Mazda's "well-to-wheel" carbon emission-reducing approach, it is Mazda's goal to reduce emissions by 50% of 2010 levels by 2030 through SKYACTIV-X Technology and the introduction of electric vehicles, hybrids, and plug-in options.

s Mazda SKYACTIV-X worth it? 

SKYACTIV-X technology is definitely worth it if you're deciding on a new vehicle. When compared to conventional engines that only use about 30% of the potential energy from their fuel, SKYACTIV engines are able to compress the air-fuel mixture in their cylinders-giving you more bang for your buck and providing the sustainable qualities that give back to our world at large. 

"We have pledged to build a future in which we can coexist with the bountiful, beautiful earth by applying a well-to-wheel philosophy to achieve substantive cuts to carbon dioxide emissions." - Masamichi Kogai, President & CEO, Mazda

Need a basic (human) translation? The SKYACTIV-X Technology offers better performance, better fuel economy and efficiency than traditional engines, instant response to the pedal, and runs on regular gasoline (so you'll never know the difference). Plus-it's prepared for the future, created to work alongside electrification. The SKYACTIV-X engine can work alone or with hybrid and plug-in vehicles. This is the future of technology. 

If you're interested in a new or used Mazda, stop into our showroom today. We have in-person and virtual tours available and endless financing options to help you find the car of your dreams. 

- Your friends at Bob Penkhus Mazda