With driving being an essential part of life, outstanding fuel efficiency should never come at the expense of performance. So, naturally, the driving-obsessed engineers over at Mazda found a way to make their vehicles do both. With all-new Skyactiv Technology, every aspect of every one of their cars is designed to maximize driving ability and efficiency. From the engine technology to the chassis and transmission, this new technology offers impressive mpg ratings without compromising performance. Skyactiv technology makes driving a Mazda even better!
Engines With Skyactiv
According to our technical contact at Pearson Mazda (Henrico, VA), most conventional internal combustion engines only bind around 30 percent of the potential energy of the inherent power of fuel. Mazda had engineered a smarter engine by pushing the limits of the internal combustion. The Skyactiv-G 2.0-liter and the 2.5-liter gasoline engines give you much more fuel efficiency with much higher consumption ratios than conventional engines. Simply put, Skyactiv engines compress the air-fuel mixture in the cylinders to an impeccable degree allowing the engine to squeeze far more energy from every drop of fuel. Both engines give you the option of a six-speed automatic or six-speed manual transmission. The Skyactiv-Drive six-speed automatic shifts smoothly for a steady acceleration. The advanced control module ensures precision, responsiveness, and efficiency. For those who love the manual transmission, the Skyactiv-MT six-speed manual short-throw is inspired but the Mazda MX-5 Miata.
Body Of Each Vehicle
The center of the Mazda driving experience is the Skyactiv platform, which consists of the body and chassis. The chassis achieves two goals at once by ensuring nimbleness at low speeds and stability at high speeds. The framework incorporates an extremely high tensile strength steel in critical areas to help make the vehicle lighter, but stronger and stiffer.
Skyactiv-Vehicle Dynamics With G-Vectoring Control
The good folks at Mazda never stop when it comes to making their vehicles the best-driving cars in any class. Their engineers are so obsessed with reaching this goal that they spent over eight years developing the best technology when it comes to performance the Skyactiv-Vehicle Dynamics with G-Vectoring Control. The impeccable technology helps you achieve a smoother, less tiring drive. When taking a corner, on the first turn and throughout, this system works incredibly by adjusting power delivery and shifting the weight of the vehicle. The effect may be subtle, but the way you will feel after the drive won't be. As the driver starts to turn, the Skyactiv-Vehicle Dynamics with G-Vectoring Control will improve your cornering response by reducing the engine torque and shifting the load to the front wheels.
While you are driving, the engine builds up kinetic energy. However, most of this is lost when you apply the brake ends up being wasted as the heat escapes the breaks. Mazda's I-Eloop is a regenerative braking system that takes that kinetic energy and changes it to electricity. Once the car is stopped, the energy reduced by I-Eloop is used to power the vehicle's electronic components. These include the headlights, climate control, and the Mazda Connect infotainment system. This will lessen the burden on the engine and improves the fuel economy.
With all this fantastic technology we can only imagine what the folks over at Mazda will think of next! We can't wait to get behind the wheel of one of these vehicles with this technology, and we know that you will love it too.