16 August, 2017
Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030
Mazda’s long-term vision for technology development
Mazda Motor Corporation announced ‘Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030’, a new long-term vision for technology development that looks ahead to the year 2030. As part of the new technology to achieve this vision, the company disclosed plans to introduce a next-generation engine called Skyactiv-X in 2019. Skyactiv-X will be the world’s first commercial gasoline engine to use compression ignition in which the fuel-air mixture ignites spontaneously when compressed by the piston.
A proprietary combustion method called Spark Controlled Compression Ignition overcomes two issues that had impeded commercialization of compression ignition gasoline engines: maximizing the zone in which compression ignition is possible and achieving a seamless transition between compression ignition and spark ignition.
Under the original ‘Sustainable Zoom-Zoom’ vision announced in 2007, the company has striven to offer both driving pleasure and outstanding environmental and safety performance. In light of the rapid changes taking place in the automotive industry, the new vision takes a longer-term perspective and sets out how Mazda will use driving pleasure, the fundamental appeal of the automobile, to help solve issues facing people, the earth and society.
Moving forward Mazda hopes to help create a future in which people, the earth and society can coexist with cars, to enrich people’s lives through a car ownership experience that celebrates driving, and to become a brand with which customers feel a strong emotional connection.