Skyactiv-X engine receives Technobest Award at the Autobest 2020 Awards

Mazda’s revolutionary Skyactiv-X engine continues to impress with the Autobest jury from 31 countries recognising it as “Technobest 2019” at the Autobest Gala event in Mainz on 13th February 2020.

Yasuhiro
Aoyama, President & CEO of Mazda Motor Europe, who received the award said:

“We are very pleased to receive this award from the Autobest jury for the most innovative technical development of the year 2019. We have repeatedly emphasised that, in our view, the optimisation of combustion engines is not yet complete. With the Skyactiv-X technology, we have reached a decisive milestone that takes us a big step forward in our continuous quest for the ideal combustion engine.”

The Technobest Award for innovative technology developments in the automotive sector has been presented by the Autobest jury since 2005.

Skyactiv-X is the first production petrol engine in the world to exploit the benefits of diesel-like compression ignition. An unique solution made possible by the efforts of the Japanese engineers who designed the innovative system called SPCCI (Spark Controlled Compression ignition) which allows the engine to switch seamlessly between conventional combustion and compression ignition by using a spark plug to trigger both types of combustion in different ways. This combustion system is highly efficient and improve the efficiency of the engine up to 30% respect to the current SKYACTIV-G, reducing fuel consumption and emissions of CO2.

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Mazda3 named ‘Small Hatch of the Year’ in UK Car of the Year Awards

The Mazda3 has claimed the Small Hatch of the Year title
in the 2020 UK Car of the Year Awards and is on the nine car shortlist for the
overall UK Car of the Year title, which will be announced later this month. An
independent set of awards specifically aimed at naming the best new cars on the
market in the United Kingdom, the UK Car of the Year (UKCOTY) Awards are judged
by 27 of Britain’s leading automotive journalists with road tests carried out
on British roads.

Recognition by the UK Car of the Year judges adds to an awards tally that includes the 2020 China Car of the Year, 2019 Scottish Car of the Year, 2019 Thailand Car of the Year and 2019 Women’s World Car of the Year titles. In addition, the Mazda3 is shortlisted in the final 10 contenders for the 2020 World Car of the Year Award.

Commenting on the Mazda3’s success, UKCOTY judge Alisdair Suttie, said:
“on looks alone, the Mazda3 is a class apart from its peers, yet the appeal is
much more than skin deep. Superb to drive, comfortable and made to exacting
standards, the Mazda3 also comes with clever engine technology that makes it
both fun and frugal to drive. All of this made it an easy choice as UKCOTY’s
Small Hatch of the Year”.

Fellow judge Matt Robinson, added: “the new Mazda3 has
unquestionably become one of the class leaders in this sector. An interior that
is second-to-none and impeccable refinement are the hallmarks of the
fourth-generation Mazda3, …continue reading