Skyactiv-X is an engine that changes everything. Our pioneering engineers succeeded where others failed. Skyactiv-X burns petrol more efficiently thanks to our Spark Controlled Compression Ignition (SPCCI). It makes more power but produces fewer emissions and uses less fuel than a regular petrol engine for an even better drive without compromise.


Skyactiv-X uses a unique Mazda technology called Spark Controlled Compression Ignition (SPCCI).


SPCCI combines the fuel-efficiency of a diesel with the power and drivability of a petrol engine. The engine switches seamlessly between conventional spark ignition and a compression ignition mode where a lean fuel-air mix is compressed so that it will combust even more efficiently. It’s the best of both worlds.


Skyactiv-X is a high-revving, powerful petrol engine, but sips fuel like a diesel. It’s responsive, efficient and more environmentally friendly.


What is Skyactiv-X?

Skyactiv-X is our revolutionary new petrol engine, which produces high power, with low emissions. It’s more enjoyable to drive, with less fuel.

How does it work?

Skyactiv-X relies on a Mazda-patented technology called Spark Controlled Compression Ignition (SPCCI). An extremely lean mix of fuel and air are compressed to an extremely high pressure. A spark then ignites a very small, dense amount of fuel, which further raises the heat and pressure in the cylinder, causing the remaining fuel to ignite under pressure (like a diesel). The fuel burns more quickly and more completely so you get better performance and fewer emissions than a conventional engine.

How can it be more economical but produce more power?

The answer is in the air. A normal petrol engine mixes air and petrol at the ratio of 14.7:1, but Skyactiv uses an incredibly lean mix of up to 40:1 when running in SPCCI mode. More air, less fuel equals better economy and more power.

Do I need to change the way I drive to get the best out of it?

No. Skyactiv-X has been designed to perform in the real world, not just a test laboratory. Most of the time it will run in SPCCI mode for maximum efficiency, but when you want to get the most of the power available the engine will seamlessly switch to a spark ignition mode, offering an exhilarating free-revving performance.

Is Skyactiv-X turbocharged?

No, but there is a small supercharger which helps to pressurise the air in the engine when running in SPCCI mode. No turbo means there’s no lag, just an intuitive surge of power all the way to the red line.


What is mazda hybrid?

It is our mild hybrid technology. It uses a small Integrated Starter Generator (ISG) to capture energy that is normally wasted during braking and stores it to power the car’s electrical systems, reducing the load on the engine and saving fuel in the process.

HOw does it work?

When you decelerate the integrated starter motor generator produces electricity which is stored in a 24 volt battery. This electricity is used for a number of purposes including starting the engine and giving a small boost when you pull away. It can also power the car’s electrical systems.

Will i need to drive differently?

Not at all, but you may notice that you drive more smoothly. With the electric motor assistance pulling away from a standstill is easier, and when you change gear the motor also supplies a boost which makes gear changes smoother.

Will i need to charge it?

No. The battery charges when you drive – but only when you slow down, so it never takes power away from the engine.

Does it cost more?

No. Mazda M Hybrid is standard on all petrol-powered Mazda2, Mazda3 and Mazda CX-30 models, including Skyactiv-X vehicles.


The Mazda CX-30 is the first compact SUV to be offered with the revolutionary Skyactiv-X engine. With space for the whole family, but still meeting your needs and desires as a driver, the Mazda CX-30 is a unique vehicle.


The Mazda3 is now available with the groundbreaking Skyactiv-X engine. With a performance boost, it’s now even more enjoyable to drive, with added fuel efficiency and environmental performance without compromise.

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