Mazda to double SKYACTIV engine production starting in October

SKYACTIV cutaway

In brief: Mazda is planning to double SKYACTIV engine production to 800,000 in October as they add more efficiency to their model lines.

The word

Mazda plans to increase fuel efficiency of its model fleet by 30% by 2015, globally. In the United States, the Mazda3 and 2013 CX-5 offer SKYACTIV technology and in 2014 the Mazda6 will also offer it.

Mazda says that when they meet their goal in 2015, the 30% better efficiency will translate to a 23% fuel consumption drop and the emissions cutting that goes with that.

In June of this year, more than 55% of Mazda's North American sales were in SKYACTIV vehicles and that number will only continue to grow as more and more are added to the lineup.

And so ...

SKYACTIV is a rethink of the entire vehicle, starting with its framing, suspension/chassis, and drive train. SKYACTIV engines in both gasoline and diesel are integral to those improvements.

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