Mazda to Increase production capacity for SKYACTIV engines from 800,000 to One Million Units

Mazda today announced that it is enhancing production capacity for SKYACTIV-G gasoline engines and SKYACTIV-D diesel engines at its Hiroshima Plant. Capacity, currently 800,000 units annually, will be increased to one million units by the end of 2014. The move is made in response to increasing sales of SKYACTIV vehicles around the globe.

In line with the initiative, a highly versatile new engine machining line will be installed in the existing engine plant. In addition, an assembly line which until now has been used exclusively to produce inline four-cylinder engines (MZR1.8L-2.5L) will be revamped to allow mixed production with SKYACTIV engines.

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