What is Mazda SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY?

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SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGIES

SKYACTIV® is the brand name for a series of exclusive Mazda technologies, all focused on increasing both engine output and fuel efficiency of Mazda cars and SUVs. First appearing in 2011, SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGIES make improvements to the chassis, body, engine and transmission, resulting in unparalleled driving pleasure, and excellent fuel economy. In addition to its hardware technology, SKYACTIV® has engineered G-Vectoring Control (GVC), which maximizes traction and turn-in response by adjusting engine torque on-the-fly. This incredible driving system is only one part of the SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY lineup, which you can learn more about below.

Available SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGIES

SKYACTIV-G Engine

SKYACTIV-G Engine

Features of SKYACTIV-G:

  • The world’s first gasoline engine for mass production vehicles to achieve a high 14.0:1 compression ratio.
  • Significantly improved engine efficiency thanks to the high compression combustion, resulting in 15 percent increases in fuel efficiency and torque.
  • Improved everyday driving thanks to increased torque at low- to mid-engine speeds.
  • A 4-2-1 exhaust system, cavity pistons, multihole injectors and other innovations enable the high compression ratio.

SKYACTIV-D Engine

SKYACTIV-D Engine

Features of SKYACTIV-D Engine:

  • 20 percent better fuel efficiency thanks to the low compression ratio of 14.0:1.
  • A new two-stage turbocharger realizes smooth and linear response from low to high engine speeds, and greatly increases low- and high-end torque (up to the 5,200 rpm rev limit).
  • Complies with global emissions regulations without expensive NOx aftertreatment.

SKYACTIV-DRIVE Transmission

SKYACTIV-DRIVE Transmission

Features of SKYACTIV-DRIVE Transmission:

  • Combines all the advantages of conventional automatic transmissions, continuously variable transmissions, and dual clutch transmissions.
  • A dramatically widened lock-up range improves torque transfer efficiency and realizes a direct driving feel that is equivalent to a manual transmission.
  • A 4-to-7 percent improvement in fuel economy compared to the current transmission.

SKYACTIV-MT Transmission

SKYACTIV Manual Transmission

Features of SKYACTIV-MT:

  • A light and crisp shift feel like that of a sports car.
  • Compact size and reduced weight.
  • Internal friction significantly reduced to achieve a 1% improvement in fuel economy.

SKYACTIV-BODY

SKYACTIV Body

Features of SKYACTIV-BODY:

  • High rigidity and lightness (8 percent lighter, 30 percent more rigid).
  • Crash safety performance that meets the top criteria for crash safety assessments in all markets (US-NCAP, Euro-NCAP, IIHS, JNCAP, etc).
  • Increased number of spot weld points, which contributes to the excellent body rigidity.

SKYACTIV-CHASSIS

SKYACTIV Chassis

Features of SKYACTIV-CHASSIS:

  • Suspension and steering functions have been thoroughly revised to achieve the 'driving pleasure of oneness between car and driver'.
  • Driving quality has been raised to new levels through improvements to comfort and security.
  • Newly-developed front and rear suspension systems and electric power steering. Functional improvements are combined with reduced weight. The entire chassis is 14%* lighter than the previous model.

Experience SKYACTIV® in a New Mazda for Sale in Corpus Christi, TX

As impressive as all of the SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGIES sound, they need to be experienced in person to be truly appreciated. Fortunately for you, SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY can be found in all new Mazda cars and SUVs for sale at AutoNation Mazda Corpus Christi. Visit our showroom today or give us a call at (361) 371-0640 to schedule a test drive. In the mean time, check out our inventory online to see what exciting new Mazda vehicles we currently have in stock!



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