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– New SKYACTIV Technologies Improve Upon Every Aspect of a Driving Experience –

NEW YORK (April 21, 2011) – Mazda’s new SKYACTIV technologies were grown wholly in-house as partial of a company’s “Building Block” strategy, that prioritizes a alleviation of simple automotive technologies. SKYACTIV combines breakthrough creation and state-of-the-art technology, including gasoline and diesel engines with world-best application ratios, all-new primer and involuntary transmissions as good as all-new physique and framework systems, that are lighter and some-more responsive. The introduction of these technologies will outcome in vital reductions in fuel expenditure and CO2 emissions for all Mazda models. In line with Mazda’s Sustainable Zoom-Zoom long-term record growth plan, these technologies will urge a normal fuel economy of Mazda vehicles sole globally by 30 percent by 2015 (compared to 2008 figures).

The rested 2012 Mazda3 brings a record to life by a SKYACTIV powertrain (SKYACTIV-G 2.0-liter gasoline engine and SKYACTIV-Drive six-speed involuntary transmission) mounted onto a stream automobile height in sequence to make Mazda’s latest technologies accessible to business as fast as possible. This is a step toward a full doing of SKYACTIV technologies into Mazda’s next-generation products. The Mazda MINAGI Concept is a preface to a launch of a newly announced vehicle: a Mazda CX-5. Scheduled to go on sale in early 2012, this compress SUV will be versed with a full apartment of new SKYACTIV technologies and facilities a new KODO pattern language. Both a CX-5 and 2012 Mazda3 denote a ongoing mutation of a Mazda code in North America.

Improved Efficiency

Mazda’s breakthrough engineering and prolongation proceed to a subsequent era of vehicles has enabled a code to solve several opposing issues simultaneously. For example, how to boost a application ratio of a gasoline engine but a risk of a dump in torque due to knocking. This has led to a series of breakthrough technologies, with a idea to grasp a ideal inner explosion engine. Combined with a successful lightweight devise of encompassing next-generation engines, transmissions, automobile physique and framework technologies that dramatically urge fuel economy and CO2 emissions, a full apartment of SKYACTIV technologies will start to be deployed on vehicles in a Mazda choice starting from 2012.

SKYACTIV-G Gasoline Engine – All-new direct-injection gasoline engine

  • Achieves a world’s tip gasoline engine application ratio for mass prolongation vehicles of adult to 14.0:1, that is some-more than a Formula One competition automobile engine, and but aberrant explosion (knocking)
  • Significantly softened engine potency ensuing in adult to a 15-percent boost in torque and 15 percent rebate fuel expenditure compared to a stream MZR 2.0-liter gasoline engine
  • Improved bland pushing interjection to increasing torque during low- to mid-engine speeds
  • A 4-2-1 empty system, form pistons, multi-hole injectors and other innovations capacitate a high application ratio
    • Weight rebate – a altogether engine weight is reduced by 10 percent
    • Overall engine attrition is reduced by 30 percent
    • Dual S-VT intake with electric consecutive valve timing (S-VT) to minimize pumping losses

SKYACTIV-D Diesel Engine – All-new purify diesel engine

  • Meets tellurian emissions regulations (Euro 6 in Europe, Tier2Bin5 in North America and a Post New Long-Term Regulations in Japan) but costly NOX after-treatments interjection to a world’s lowest diesel engine application ratio of 14.0:1
  • Fuel expenditure softened by 20 percent compared to a stream 2.2-liter diesel
  • A new two-stage turbocharger means well-spoken and linear response from low to high engine speeds, that boosts low- and high-end torque (up to a 5,200 rpm rev limit)
  • A rarely fit Mazda active ceramic diesel particulate filter (DPF)
  • Weight rebate of 10 percent
  • Reduced attrition of 20 percent
  • Variable valve lift for a empty valves capacitate fast explosion after cold start (avoids misfiring)

SKYACTIV-Drive – All-new six-speed involuntary transmission

  • Quicker, lighter and some-more fun to drive
  • Achieves glorious torque send potency by a wider lock-up operation and facilities a best attributes of all involuntary delivery forms (conventional involuntary transmission, Continuously Variable Transmission and Dual Clutch Transmission), ensuing in a connected pushing feel identical to a primer transmission
  • Up to a 7 percent alleviation in fuel economy contra a stream five-speed automatic
  • Available for SKYACTIV-D and SKYACTIV-G engines

SKYACTIV-MT – All-new light and compress primer transmission

  • Optimized for a front-engine, front-wheel-drive layout, a crisp, brief and light change cadence ensures a changeable feel identical to that of a Mazda MX-5 Miata
  • Significantly reduced distance and weight due to a revised structure
  • More fit automobile wrapping interjection to a compress size
  • Improved fuel economy due to reduced inner friction

SKYACTIV-Body – All-new lightweight, high-rigidity body

  • Outstanding pile-up reserve opening and levity (meets a tip criteria for pile-up reserve assessments in all markets and is 8 percent lighter)
  • Weight reduced by optimizing fastening methods and expanding a use of high-tensile steel
  • Each partial of a support is configured to be as true and linear as probable (“straight structure”), formulating 30 percent some-more rigidity

SKYACTIV-Chassis – All-new high-performance, lightweight chassis

  • Balances accurate doing with a gentle roving feel
  • Newly-developed front strut and back multi-link cessation safeguard high acerbity and lightness
  • The whole framework will be 14 percent lighter than a prior version
  • Mid-speed lively and high-speed stability
  • Enhanced float peculiarity during all speeds achieved by a rider of a organic allocation of all a cessation and steering components
  • Realizes “Jinba ittai,” that means “rider and equine as one,” in formulating a feeling of totality between a automobile and driver

Mazda North American Operations is headquartered in Irvine, Calif. and oversees a sales, marketing, tools and patron use support of Mazda vehicles in a United States, Canada and Mexico by scarcely 900 dealers.Operations in Canada are managed byMazda Canada, Inc., located in Ontario; and in Mexico byMazdaMotor de Mexico in MexicoCity.

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