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What comes after Skyactiv-X for Mazda? A bit of everything.

It's not the death of diesel, and other surprising facts.

Deep Dive

Spark-Controlled Compression Ignition: "Take everything you know about engines and turn it around."

"Take everything you know about engines and turn it around."

Opinion

Diesel's on the outs in Europe, and EVs aren't ready for prime time.

Official

Sparkless gasoline engine technology works like diesel and will boost torque.

Certain models will be electrified.

Opinion

That might be wishful thinking, but here are some other great possible outcomes.

And like any dream, it probably won't be there when we wake up.

Official

The automaker is confident there is still life left in internal combustion.

The new engines employ a system that improves fuel economy and reduces emissions.

Report

We don't know when they'll be coming, but apparently they're coming.

Report

Meeting the US's 2025 fuel-efficiency mandate may be difficult without electrification.

Mazda continues to wring out more fuel efficiency from its Skyactiv gas-engine technology.

Report

If a naturally aspirated Skyactiv four-cylinder fits, the turbo will fit too.

The Mazda CX-9's new turbocharged four-cylinder could see duty in the brand's other products, which means it's more of a product planning decision than an engineering one.

Opinion

The rotary sportscar you want probably isn't coming any time soon, but it's in Mazda's interest to lead you on.

Don't look for a plug-in a Mazda any time soon.

Mazda's Jeff Guyton says that the company's Skyactiv fuel efficiency plan will work, without the immediate need for hybrids or EVs.

Official

Following a rather simple and vague brief, Mazda and Toyota formally confirmed that they are forming a long-term partnership.

Report

Toyota could loan its fuel-cell and plug-in-hybrid tech to Mazda, in exchange for that company's expertise developed through its efficient Skyactiv engines.

Official

British tuner BBR is already hard at work at trying to squeeze more power from the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata's 2.0-liter SkyActiv four-cylinder engine. The company thinks that the mill can make around 200 horsepower without even adding any forced induction.

Report

We've dug deep for just about every scrap of 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata info available out of the car's California reveal celebration, but powertrain particulars have been especially hard to come by. While we still don't have engine specifications, the folks over at Autoweek have scored a nice scoop – the first underhood photos of one of the display cars.

Report

Could the "Zoom Zoom" automaker start making hybrids that go "glug glug glug"? Mazda, known for its fuel-efficient Skyactiv engine line, will be the first Japanese automaker to make a diesel-hybrid vehicle for Japan and Europe.

Report

It looks like Toyota is going to have a little more zoom-zoom in the future. The giant Japanese automaker has struck a deal with Mazda to use its Skyactiv engines for the possible replacement to the Yaris. The new subcompact will be built under contract by Mazda at its new factory in Mexico.

Official

Mazda's US sales are down a little bit but the company's fuel economy is almost assuredly up. That's because its fuel-saving Skyactiv drivetrain technology is essentially taking over US vehicles sales. To the tune of about five out of every six vehicles sold, at least.

Geneva

The official photos of Mazda's Hazumi concept leaked out yesterday, but we have finally gotten to see it in real life at the Geneva Motor Show. Our view is that its Kodo lines looks as good on the diminutive car's sheet metal as they did in photos.

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