Mazda's philosophy is that if it's not worth driving, it's not worth building. So in our quest for better environmental performance, the goal was to reduce fuel consumption and emissions without compromising driving performance. The result is revolutionary. You can find this technology in select Mazda3 models, as well as the CX-5 and the Mazda6. Soon, the SkyActiv technology will be in every new Mazda.
MORE EFFICIENT ENGINES
Currently, 95% of the world uses gasoline or diesel
combustion engines, and by 2020 90% still will. In this fact we saw an enormous
opportunity: While we're developing alternatives, let's also make the internal
combustion engine more efficient right now. That way we can work towards making
a big difference in fuel consumption. Our solution is the SKYACTIV®-G gasoline
engine, an engineering marvel that produces more low/mid-range torque and less
emissions while consuming less fuel.
MORE EFFICIENT TRANSMISSIONS
Now that we had come up with such a revolutionary engine, we
needed the ultimate transmission to get all that precious energy to the wheels.
How do you build that? Study every modern transmission made, take the best
features of each and fire up the blender. Then, top it all off by adding a
brain, A.K.A. an advanced control module. The result is the SKYACTIV®-Drive
six-speed automatic transmission. It shifts smoothly for steady acceleration
and quickly for the connected feel of a manual transmission, while the brain
delivers precision responsiveness and reliability.
With our SKYACTIV® Body and Chassis, we were determined to
get more of that exhilarating Mazda driving feel while increasing crash safety
performance and reducing weight. Through smarter engineering and materials, we
were able to improve body rigidity by 30% (for better handling) and shed 220
pounds, all while improving crash safety performance. To give you more of that
"oneness" between car and driver, the suspension was redesigned for
greater agility at low speeds and more stability at high speeds.