Mazda’s Skyactiv engines are hitting on all cylinders. The company will double production capacity at its engine plant in Hiroshima from 400,000 units to 800,000 units per year in October 2012. The capacity increase is “in response to increasing demand” for Skyactiv-equipped cars, the company said in an emailed statement.
In addition, Mazda confirmed reports that it will increase production volume of its CX-5 crossover. Capacity at its Ujina Plant will be expanded from 200,000 units to 240,000 units per year.
Mazda intends to sell 1,700,000 units globally in the fiscal year ending March 2016. Skyactiv models are expected to account for 80 percent of total sales.