Oh that excuse again lolHere’s why Mazda SA won't offer clever new Skyactiv-X engine ... yet
The head of Mazda Southern Africa’s operations has confirmed to CARmag.co.za that while the brand would like to offer its new Skyactiv-X compression ignition petrol engine locally, the country’s fuel quality is preventing it from doing so.
Speaking to us at the local launch of the new Mazda3, managing director Craig Roberts said there were no immediate plans to offer the new engine technology in South Africa.
The new Skyactiv-X engine is considered the world’s first commercial petrol unit to combine the spark ignition of a petrol engine with the compression ignition of a diesel.
And in your opinion what would be the reason that many OEMs have not introduced hi-tech engines to SA?Oh that excuse again lol
Because they can sell underpowered cars at a premium and the SA consumer does not mind?And in your opinion what would be the reason that many OEMs have not introduced hi-tech engines to SA?
Surely, if there is existed some volume for these engines, these models would be made available. After all the motor industry is volume driven.
Just makes it that much easier for me to keep my current car for longer.Yeah disappointing that we're not getting the new Skyactiv-X engines here in SA. UK has a boatload more options to choose from, starting @ 2L engine and even the highest specked model of the UK Mazda 3 is still cheaper than our Astina option which looks like it's mid range at best in the European market.
What they charge for this model and what you get, it's really not worth it at all.
Our petrol grade being too low, I've heard the exact same thing about the new Ford Focus ST in SA, which sucks as we're getting less and less choices of cars and the prices just keep going through the roof.