The folks at Mazda have announced a new internal combustion announcement engine for their upcoming vehicles. Known as the Skyactiv-X, the gas-burners will use a spark plug-less method of ignition known as Spark Controlled Compression Ignition.
Years ago already Mazda had announced that they were developing their own diesel engine. Announcements about breakthroughs in weight reduction and compression were made but eventually the fanfare faded. Continue reading “Mazda Announce Diesel, Don’t Mention Cheating”
Chevrolet have officially announced fuel economy for the 1.6L Turbo-Diesel four-banger: available with either a six-speed manual or nine-speed CVT…er, auto, the row-your-own gets 30MPG in the city and 52MPG on the highway while the never-stop-rowing auto is good for 31MPG city and 47MPG highway. Continue reading “Cruze Diezel to Get 52MPG”