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Mazda has already been praised for its SKYACTIV-D diesel engine technology by motoring critics in Japan, Europe and North America.
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Mazda's SKYACTIV-D technology receives worldwide acclaim

Mazda's SKYACTIV-D technology receives worldwide acclaim

Japanese vehicle maker Mazda's innovative SKYACTIV-D diesel engines have been receiving praise from motoring experts and consumers all around the world.

These motors stand out for their ability to produce cleaner emissions, as is evident by the fact that the engines already meet the strict emissions requirements set out in Europe, Japan and North America.

Such goals are achieved as a typical SKYACTIV-D engine features a 14:1 compression ratio – the lowest currently available for a diesel motor – which improves both a Mazda car's fuel combustion and efficiency.

The motoring world appears to have taken notice of Mazda's new technology, with a Mazda CX-5 packed with a SKYACTIV-D 2.2 clean diesel arrangement being named Japan's 2012/13 Car of the Year and working its way into the country's Automotive Hall of Fame.

In Europe, the same CX-5 was named the SUV of the Year by both French weekly publication l'Argus de l'Automobile and Spain's Motor Mundial.

Ichiro Hirose, the European head of research and development at Mazda, pointed out: "This engine has been highly praised across Europe, where it is already considered one of the best diesels available.

"And we're confident that SKYACTIV-D will help Mazda play a leading role in the proliferation of diesel-powered passenger cars in other regions, too."

Posted by Craig Salter