Mazda has realised that producing 400,000 Skyactiv engines is not enough. The Japanese carmaker has announced that engine production capacity at the Hiroshima plant will be doubled to 800,000 units per year in October 2012.

The plant, which currently produces the Skyactiv-D and Skyactiv-G, will double time to satisfy the increasing demand of cars that incorporate Mazda’s Skyactiv Technology. Mazda said that the increase in production is possible through the use of its ‘highly efficient flexible production system using multipurpose equipment’.

Mazda aims to sell 1,700,000 vehicles globally by March 2016; 80% of which will be made of models that incorporates Skyactiv Technology. Currently, the only full Skyactiv vehicle available in Malaysia is the CX-5 that we previewed sometime back.