2018 Mazda 3 Continues To Show Hybrids Who’s Boss

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Generally when a carmaker brings a hybrid vehicle out it is because they are hoping to be able to get better fuel efficiency. However, Mazda are the exception to this rule as they are continually proving that they can beat the competition without the need to electrify vehicles and the 2018 Mazda 3 shows who the boss really is.

Mazda is considering using a process known as homogeneous-charge compression ignition on an engine which could be released next year. They are hoping that the engine will be able to prove improvements in fuel economy by around 30% when compared to the typical gas engine.

They will be launching the new engine in the Mazda 3 but at the moment we don’t know whether it will be seen in all markets. Mazda are including it as part of the next gen Skyactiv engines, which are focused on fuel efficiency. It is thought that the engine may be seen in other models shortly after the launch of the Mazda 3.

Carmakers believe that homogeneous-charge compression is a good way of getting better fuel efficiency along with getting more power from the smaller displacement engines. Mazda is not the first to use the tech as Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz and GM have all used the technology. However, Mazda would stand out as being the first to actually use it in a production vehicle.

We did see the compression-ignition gas engine tech on the concept of the Mercedes-Benz F700 in 2007 at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Mercedes said that the 1.8 litre twin turbocharged 4 cylinder engine gave up the performance of the V6 3.5 litre engine, using the tech.

Mazda is going to offer up an electric car by 2019 but the carmaker believes that the internal combustion engines are still the way of the future and they will be working on making the fuel economy better.

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