Mazda Has No Immediate Plans To Bring Its Skyactiv-X Engine To America

After years of broken promises, Mazda is finally set to offer a diesel engine in the United States.

That’s good news, but it looks like the company’s Skyactiv-X engine won’t be coming here anytime soon. According to Automotive News, Mazda’s North American CEO revealed the Skyactiv-X engine can meet US emission regulations but the company has no immediate plans to offer it in America.

Masahiro Moro declined to say when the engine would eventually arrive, but he noted it is in “our road map going forward.” The executive also stated the company wants to introduce new technologies in “each region when the time is right.”

This is unfortunate as Mazda CEO Akira Marumoto has previously described the Skyactiv-X engine as one of the company’s key environmental technologies. It uses an innovative Spark-Controlled Compression Ignition that promises to provide diesel-like efficiency without all the baggage.

That being said, the decision not to immediately release the Skyactiv-X engine in America isn’t too surprising. At the Geneva Motor Show, Marumoto said the engine would be launched in Europe before being gradually rolled out to other markets.

The news isn’t all bad as Moro did confirm the US-spec Mazda3 will eventually be offered with a new engine. It will apparently be a 2.0-liter Skyactiv-G four-cylinder with a 14:1 compression ratio.  The engine could have an output of approximately 178 hp (133 kW / 180 PS) and that would make slightly less powerful than the current 2.5-liter Skyactiv-G that produces 186 hp (139 kW / 189 PS).

  • Giziclown

    Mazda is the most underrated carbrand in the US, they deserve it.

    • Keith G

      Not really, they fall apart once the warranty is over. Clearly you never owned one.

      • Giziclown

        Tell me a brand that is not falling apart after the warranty period.

        • Keith G

          Toyota and Lexus. Oh, and your mom lol

          • Giziclown

            Mazda is always in the Top 5 in case of reliability, so I don’t understand, what are you talking about, maybe your mom, lol.

          • Keith G

            Always in the Top 5? Are you citing some imaginary list? I would like to know what you’re smoking. Go back to your mom’s basement, clown.

        • no25

          Toyota. Lexus. Honda. (some) Hyundai. Subaru. ETC.

      • flyfish

        Not my experience, 14 years of ownership, my thermostat stuck open at 13 years. That was the only failure….

  • Puddingpopper

    But why a diesel tho?

  • jason wu

    Let’s help Mazda to be more competitive by not buying Mazda until Skyactive-X is offered here.

  • Maisch

    The american market is very price sensitive, seem reasonable to start out with the european market first. I also think they want to build up more road miles on the concept before releasing it to bigger markets.

    • Rocket

      And yet they’re releasing the underpowered, overpriced diesel in the US.

  • Leconte Dave

    More power

  • charlotteharry57

    Big deal.

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  • Ben

    Good, from what I hear, they’re not very reliable past 100K and are a nightmare repair job when something goes wrong. I’ll keep my simplistic and stout Toyota V6 for another 220k+.

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