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Mazda Will Bring Next-Gen Engine to U.S., Eventually

Mazda Motor Corp. has no immediate plans to offer its latest Skyactiv-D diesel engine and all-new Skyactiv-X homogeneous-charge-compression-ignition (HCCI) technology in the U.S.
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Mazda Motor Corp. has no immediate plans to offer its latest Skyactiv-D diesel engine and all-new Skyactiv-X homogeneous-charge-compression-ignition (HCCI) technology in the U.S.

The carmaker is launching both engines this year in Europe. Mazda is focusing its efforts on European applications for the fuel-efficient powertrains to help meet more stringent emissions standards, Dave Coleman, a vehicle development engineer for Mazda North America, tells WardsAuto. 

North American availability is expected sometime later. Wards notes that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency certified a 2.2-liter Skyactiv-D (pictured) in the Mazda CX-5 SUV/crossover last year. Featuring a two-stage twin turbocharger with variable turbine geometry, the powerplant boasts a diesel-best compression ratio of 14.0:1.

Mazda is introducing the 2.0-liter Skyactiv-X engine this year in several European models. HCCI combines aspects of gasoline and diesel engines, functioning like the latter to ignite its air-fuel mixture through pressure rather than a sparkplug.

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