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Developing Technologies for the Next Generation: Improvements in Base Technologies

Mazda is actively developing unique technologies to help achieve a sustainable society.

Comprehensive Improvements of base technologies by SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY


The term SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY covers all Mazda's innovative next-generation base technologies. Mazda is making comprehensive improvements in base technologies, such as enhancing the efficiency of powertrain components including the engine and transmission, reducing vehicle body weight, and improving aerodynamics. The number of models featuring SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY has steadily increased since the first SKYACTIV-G engine was introduced in the 2011 upgraded Demio (Mazda2 overseas). The full range of SKYACTIV technologies, including the gasoline engine, diesel engine, transmission, body, and chassis, were incorporated in the two models launched in 2012: the CX-5 and the Atenza/Mazda 6. The new Axela/Mazda 3, launched around the globe in autumn 2013, is also a full-SKYACTIV model. Moving forward, Mazda plans to steadily increase the number of models that incorporate the full range of SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY.


Advanced SKYACTIV-D, as a powertrain perfect for compact cars

SKYACTIV-D 1.5 engine

Mazda has developed SKYACTIV-D 1.5, a clean diesel engine with small displacement, and will install it on the new Demio/Mazda2 scheduled to be launched in autumn 2014. Similar to the SKYACTIV-D 2.2, a next-generation clean diesel engine already installed on the CX-5 and other models, SKYACTIV-D 1.5 pursues "ideal combustion" while adopting a low compression ratio. As a result, high environmental performance can be achieved without costly post-treatment of NOx. At the same time, full-torque driving strength like a 2.5-liter gasoline engine, as well as excellent motion performance enabling linear acceleration up to a high rotation rate, are realized.



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