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Mazda’s New SKYACTIV-X Engine Takes Home The “Gold” From Edison Achievement Awards

April 12th, 2018

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Mazda Vehicle with SKYACTIV-X To Arrive Borgman Mazda in Grand Rapids in 2019

Borgman Mazda is pleased to share with West Michigan that the upcoming Mazda SKYACTIV-X Engine was awarded “Gold” in the Engine Enhancement category of the Edison Awards! Last year, we covered the unveiling of Mazda’s incredible New SKYACTIV-X engine and explained how this feat of engineering was achieved. The engineering community has also taken notice, with Mazda’s achievement triumphing not only over other automakers, but those in the heavy transportation and aerospace industry as well.

Mazda has stated that the SKYACTIV-X engine will be available in a yet-unannounced Mazda vehicle sometime in 2019. This article recently published on InsideMazda tells more about the groundbreaking new engine, the Edison Awards, what makes the SKYACTIV-X worthy of such an honor. Here are some excerpts from the article:

Mazda’s Revolutionary Skyactiv-X Engine Awarded ‘Gold’ At Edison Awards For Innovation Achievements

Mazda Motor Corporation has been awarded Gold at the Edison Awards for its breakthrough SKYACTIV-X compression-ignition engine. SKYACTIV-X, the world’s first commercially available compression-ignition engine, took top honors in the Engine Enhancements category, competing against other technologies in automotive, heavy transportation and aerospace industries, among others.

“We are humbled that Edison Awards steering committee and industry leaders selected Mazda’s SKYACTIV-X engine for a gold award,” said Masashi Otsuka, VP of R&D and design, Mazda North American Operations. “Mazda’s goal is to create a sustainable path forward, introducing cars and technologies that enrich people’s lives as well as society. This award means a great deal to the men and women who are building our future throughout Mazda Motor Corporation.”

SKYACTIV-X implements Spark Controlled Compression Ignition (SPCCI) to seamlessly transition between compression ignition and spark ignition. Using a spark plug as a control mechanism, SKYACTIV-X is able to finely balance ignition timing and its air-to-fuel ratio, maximizing fuel-efficiency. The net result combines the efficiency and torque of a diesel with the high-revving drivability and lower CO2 emissions of a gasoline engine.

The benefits of greater torque and responsiveness allow Mazda’s engineers to more closely space gear ratios for quicker acceleration without impacting efficiency. Mazda will introduce SKYACTIV-X in a production vehicle in 2019.

You can read the full article by visiting InsideMazda.MazdaUSA.com.

Drive a Stylish & Efficient New Mazda from Borgman Mazda in Grand Rapids

We’ll have wait until next year for the SKYACTIV-X Engine to make its debut in West Michigan. In the meantime, visit Borgman Mazda for unmatched style, thrilling performance and incredible efficiency in your next vehicle. Take a look at our Online Inventory and stop by for a visit. Our courteous, patient, and knowledgeable sales staff will be happy to answer any questions you have or determine which New Mazda best suits your needs and your budget.

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