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Mazda develops new SKYACTIV-G 1.3 gasoline engine

ABR Staff Writer Published 20 May 2011

Mazda Motor, a Japan-based manufacturer and distributor of passenger cars and commercial vehicles, has developed its new 1.3 liter direct-injection gasoline engine SKYACTIV-G 1.3.

The new SKYACTIV-G 1.3 features a piston cavities that are designed to support ideal combustion and multi-hole injectors that enables precise fuel injection control, to help avoid knocking.

The company plans to introduce the new engine in the Japanese market in the Mazda Demio (known overseas as the Mazda2) during the first half of 2011.

The new engine is combined with the company's idling stop system, i-stop, and a continuously variable transmission (CVT), which helps achieve fuel economy of 30km/L under Japan's 10-15 mode test cycle.

The SKYACTIV-G 1.3 that is equipped in the Mazda Demio adopts all of the company's SKYACTIV engine technologies except for the exhaust manifold, it also features other new components that are exclusive to the Demio, such as a cooled EGR system.