Mazda teases potential for new crossover SUV with a potentially new engine

By Product Expert | Posted in Mazda, New Models, SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY on Tuesday, February 5th, 2019 at 8:46 pm
A teaser photo of what could be a new Mazda crossover SUV.

Is Mazda going to redesign the Mazda CX-3?

The next four to six weeks could be among the most interesting time periods in the automaker’s recent history. When the Chicago Auto Show opens later this week, Mazda will be showing off the 30th Anniversary Edition of one of its most popular models, the Mazda MX-5 Miata. However, in March, the big time European motor shows begin and there are signs the manufacturer is poised to make another splash with one of its crossover SUVs. So, is Mazda going to redesign the Mazda CX-3? File this under the category of ‘Strong Maybe.’ They have released a teaser image showing what could be the rear lights of a redesigned Mazda CX-3. Let’s take a look at what we know so far, and what we might be seeing in the near future.

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What we know now

Whenever an automaker is teasing a new or redesigned model, they are often tight-lipped about what they’ll be offering before they’re ready to announce it. The materials released by Mazda only refer to their new project as, ‘New SUV.’ They are saying that it will feature its Kodo design language and Mazda’s new generation of SKYACTIV® vehicle architecture. Beyond that we don’t know much more except for that it will officially debut at the Geneva International Motor Show during its run from March 5-17.

Will it get a new engine?

One of the most exciting possibilities floating around the Mazda universe is what the new SKYACTIV®-X engine technology could bring to the game. With the new engine technology, Mazda is reporting that it could increase performance scores and fuel economy – all at the same time. The secret behind the SKYACTIV®-X is what is called Spark Controlled Compression Ignition.

Mazda has found a way to use a richer fuel/air mixture to ignite the rest of the fuel/air mixture at a different place in the engine cylinder. Early development news says that the SKYACTIV®-X engine will make the same amount power in a smaller displacement engine.

Stay tuned to the Gorman McCracken Mazda Blog for more information about these developments. Stop by the showroom today if you’d like to see what we have to offer right now.

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