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Mazda claims new gasoline engine is world's most efficient

Skyactiv-X is up to 30% greener than current model, will hit the road in 2019

Mazda Motor President Masamichi Kogai shows off the automakers new engine at an August 2017 conference in Tokyo.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Mazda Motor has developed what it claims is the world's most fuel-efficient gasoline-powered engine, the carmaker said Tuesday. 

Called the Skyactiv-X, the engine is the first gasoline model that ignites the fuel-air mixture through compression, like a diesel engine. Standard engines use sparks to set off combustion.

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