SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY is a blanket term for Mazda's innovative new-generation technologies developed under the company's long-term vision for technology development, Sustainable Zoom-Zoom. The name SKYACTIV reflects Mazda's aim to provide high levels of driving pleasure and outstanding environmental and safety performance in its vehicles.


Mazda's highly efficient new-generation direct injection gasoline engine achieves the world's highest compression ratio (14.0:1) and delivers 15 percent better fuel economy and 15 percent more torque in the low- to mid-range *

  • The world's first mass-produced gasoline engine to achieve a compression ratio of 14.0:1.
  • Vastly improved engine efficiency resulting from high-pressure combustion, delivers a 15% improvement in both fuel economy and torque.
  • More torque in the low- to mid-range where it is most useful in practical driving situations.
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* Mazda data as of November 2012. Compression ratio and improvements in fuel economy and torque vary depending on specifications.


Mazda's highly efficient new-generation clean diesel engine features the world's lowest compression ratio-14.0:1 *

  • 20% improvement in fuel economy thanks to the low 14.0:1 compression ratio.
  • linear response from low to high speed and greatly improved low-end torque with the adoption of a two-stage turbocharger (max. 5200 rpm).
  • Complies with global emission standards (Euro6 for Europe, Tier2Bin5 for North America and Post New Long-Term Emission Regulations for Japan) without expensive Nitrogen Oxides (NOx) aftertreatment systems.
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* Mazda data as of November 2012. Compression ratio and improvements in fuel economy and torque vary depending on specifications.


Highly efficient new-generation 6-speed automatic transmission has the direct feel of a manual and contributes to better fuel economy

  • Combines the advantages of all types of transmissions including conventional automatic, dual clutch, and continuously variable transmissions (CVT) in a single package.
  • Maximized lock-up range for better fuel economy and direct feel just like a manual transmission.
  • powerful take-off and smooth shifting for your driving pleasure.
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Highly-efficient new-generation 6-speed manual transmissions with a light and crisp shift-feel to accentuate your driving pleasure

  • A compact and lightweight six-speed manual transmission contributes to improved fuel economy and gives a light shift feel.
  • Although the shift stroke has been shortened, it is easier to know what gear you are in by feel.
  • A quick and sporty feel and gear shifts at the flick of a wrist.
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Highly-efficient new-generation, lightweight chassis aims to provide a sense of unity between car and driver and a ride feel that gives peace of mind

  • have been thoroughly reviewed to achieve high levels of both enjoyable driving and ride comfort.
  • ratio in the power steering improve agility and drivability in the low- to mid-speed range and stability at high speed.
  • Optimized mounting locations and finely tuned suspension produce exhilarating drivability and a high-quality ride feel while reducing weight.
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New-generation lightweight and high-rigidity body delivers driving pleasure and outstanding collision safety performance through technological improvements and innovative thinking

  • High rigidity and lightweight thanks to the concepts of 'straightening' basic structures as much as possible and 'continuous framework' in which each section functions in a coordinated manner with the other sections in the framework.
  • Exhibits the highest levels of crash-worthiness thanks to the multi-load path structure that absorbs the impact of a crash by dispersing it in multiple directions.
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