With growing concerns regarding emissions along with having tough and unpredictable economy, producing vehicle engines that promote higher fuel efficiency and lower emissions has been added as one of the main objectives of automakers. With that being said, it appears that one is coming our way as Mazda promises a more fuel-efficient engine for the market next year.
Homogenous Charge Compression Ignition (HCCI): What Exactly Is It?
The HCCI is a system that basically compresses the air and gasoline inside the cylinder to the point of ignition without making use of any spark plugs like conventional engines. Accordingly, this method improves fuel economy of gas engines to a level similar to the fuel efficiency of diesel-powered powertrains as reported. Because of this, fuel efficiency can go up by 30 percent and on top of that, fuel emissions will also be lowered in a significant manner.
New Engine Is Set To Make Its Debut Under The Hood Of Mazda 3
It was reported that the new generation of SkyActiv engine with better fuel efficiency is scheduled to make its debut under the hood of the next model of Mazda 3. It was stated that the 2018 Mazda 3 is set to be launched sometime in 2018 but no exact date has been given yet. Accordingly, the new HCCI SkyActiv engine will eventually be fitted into other Mazda models afterwards.
What The New Engine Means For Mazda
Mazda has been named as the most fuel efficient automaker in the U.S. market for the fourth consecutive time last year. Given this fact and the addition of the new engine that promises to be more fuel-efficient than any other out there, the future looks very promising for the Japanese automaker. Fuel prices may be at an all-time low in the U.S. at present but these things are bound to change and when they do, Mazda is set to reap a bountiful harvest.