Mazda CX-5 Skyactiv Engines Production Detailed

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Mazda has high expectations for the CX-5 compact crossover, with one of the most important features of the vehicle being its new Skyactiv range of diesel and petrol engines. Mazda tells us that the CX-5 is a new development down to the nuts and bolts, with the company choosing this pathway to make it lighter.
As for the aforementioned engines, since the Skyactiv petrols and diesels have many parts in common, Mazda can assemble them on the same line.

There is common architecture so now we have just one line from casting to assembly for both engines,” Susumu Niinai, the man who oversees the development of these powerplants explains. "The engines share the same high-pressure die casting while standard machining points make assembly easier."

Mazda chose to keep things simple and stay way from the downsizing path, aiming to reduce complexity by not relying on forced induction to increase efficiency.

The customer doesn't care if it’s a 1.4-litre or 2.0-litre engine so long as the economy is good,” says Niinai.
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