Next Mazda6 Will Be Skyactiv Four-Cylinder

Mazda plans to drop the V-6 engine from the next generation mid-size Mazda6 sedan, replacing it with the company?s new Skyactiv four-cylinder engine recently introduced in the CX-5 crossover. The current V-6 engine is rated at 272-hp, while the new four-cylinder Skyactiv is rated at 155-hp. ?Mazda would not say if a V-6 Skyactiv engine…

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Volvo?s New Flywheel Technology

This fall Volvo will start real-world tests of a new flywheel technology that makes a four-cylinder engine feel like a six-cylinder, while simultaneously cutting fuel consumption by up to 20 percent. The Volvo Kinetic Energy Recovery System is fitted to the rear axle and starts to spin up to 60,000 rpms during braking.? At the…

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Ford and Geely announce Volvo sales agreement

In a joint press conference in Stockholm on Sunday (March 28), Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, China’s largest private-run carmaker, and Ford Motor Co. announced an agreement for Geely to the purchase of Ford?s Volvo unit. The $1.8 billion purchase price will allow more operating capital for Ford to concentrate on its core brands. The sale…

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