Mazda Announces It Has Solved Gasoline’s Pre-ignition Problem with High Compression

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  1. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    I don't have a backup camera and the Fit really doesn't need it, because windows. One place I really do use it (on the van that has one!) is hitching a trailer. So good for that: back it up to the trailer using the camera, hop out and drop the hitch on the ball, done.

    I like the styling Mazda has here. It's sleek and elegant and restrained. No useless creases or fake vents or slashes or wrinkles. I want to show this to Honda/Toyota/Lexus/Acura and slap them.
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  2. RedylC94

    RedylC94 Well-Known Member

    I don't have it; not included in the basic Two level trim in 2011 models. Of all the now-common newfangled safety gimmicks I don't have, that's the one I'd be most likely to use, if I had it. Have to back up in this thing by ear.
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  3. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Yeah , I didn't realize that. I know my 2015 Two has it , and that was the lowest trim level.
    My buddy has a 2011 Lincoln alphabetsoup , and his backup camera is fantastic. The Prius , not so much.
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  4. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    I just wanna slap them.
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  5. Carcus

    Carcus Well-Known Member

    wait, ... what are we talking about here? lol

    So, .. this whole "HCCI holy grail" reveal was kind of a bust, .. I take? (for now, of course)
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  6. Carcus

    Carcus Well-Known Member

    Maybe HCCI can work in a series PHEV range extender. Constant load -- could be the perfect place. Put HCCI in a smooth running compact rotary range extender and you'd have a full on "double leap-frog" technology development.
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  7. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    It has been almost a year since the previous LA Auto Show pronouncements about the 2019 Mazda3 with the SKYACTIV-X engine were released.

    On Nov. 1st, Mazda Reported the brands U.S. 2019 Year-to-date sales through October reached 227,687 vehicles, down 10.3 percent from the 253,795 vehicles sold through the same period of 2018.

    Similarly, the Mazda3 reached 3,481 new drives, down 15.0 percent below the 4,093 sold in October of 2018. YTD sales of 43,987 are down an even steeper 20.6 percent below the 55,387 sold through the same period of 2018.

    The SKYACTIV-X engine using Mazda’s new SPCCI technology—Spark Controlled Compression Ignition—uses a spark to burn the fuel-air mix (like a gasoline engine) and high compression, like a diesel. It is set to make its debut in the all-new Mazda3 “later in the model’s roll-out” rather than at launch.

    We are still waiting. :(

    2020 Mazda3 Hatch

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  8. Jay

    Jay Well-Known Member

    You could say I'm disappointed and bitter with the way Mazda marketing is trying to go after the upscale luxury market with this car. They are targeting Lexus, Acura, Audi buyers. Mazda is charging luxury prices but stripping quality from the rear suspension at the same time. The no-show Skyactiv x engine makes this model totally bust IMO. Mazda is still promising the Skyactive x for some European countries this winter but there isn't even a projected date for the US market. Sales figures for the Mazda3 have been falling since 2012 but this new model has accelerated the slide. Of course, Mazda says they expected lower sales but higher profits. I wonder if that's working out for them.
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  9. litesong

    litesong litesong

    2011-16 Hyundai Elantra used a poor rear suspension, too. They tried to gouge, but eventually had to come down in price. That's why we now have two later Elantras, 2013 & 2016. At least, these older Elantras, still have all disk brakes.
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  10. SI_Prius

    SI_Prius Well-Known Member

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  11. BillLin

    BillLin MASS: 2018 Bolt EV and 2017 Prime

    Best showed 5.75 l/100km or about 40.9 mpg.
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  12. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi SI_Prius and Bill:

    Those are some ugly numbers. Given how the SKYACTIV-D has proved to be so disappointing while placed in the CX-5 here in the US, Mazda will need at least a model generation to get beyond their SKYATIV-??? push that provided little to nothing to the consumer. :(

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