What is SkyActiv? In their quest for better environmental performance, had a goal of reducing fuel consumption and emissions without compromising driving performance.
So how did they do that? To get there they started with a clean sheet of paper and engineered every major component of the vehicle to work together in efficient harmony. The result, well it’s something revolutionary!
THE SKYACTIV®-G 2.0L GASOLINE ENGINE
Currently, 95% of the world uses gasoline or diesel combustion engines, and by 2020 90% still will be. In this fact we saw an enormous opportunity: If we could find a way to make the internal combustion engine work better, we could make a big difference in how much fuel the world uses and how much CO2 is emitted. Our solution is the SKYACTIV®-G gasoline engine, a 2.0-liter marvel that produces 10% to 15% more low/mid-range torque, along with 15% lower fuel consumption and emissions than our previous 2.0-liter engine. Here are a few facts about the 2.0 liter SkyActiv Engine. It’s sky-high 13:1 compression ratio harnesses more energy from fuel, it’s 4-2-1 exhaust system fights engine knock and improves performance, It’s innovative piston cavity improves combustion efficiency, It’s advanced direct injection system stabilizes combustion and It’s weight and friction reductions enhance efficiency.
THE SKYACTIV®-DRIVE SIX-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
Now that we had come up with such a revolutionary engine, we needed the ultimate transmission to get all that precious energy to the wheels. How do you build that? Study every modern transmission made, take the best features of each and fire up the blender. Then, top it all off by adding a brain, A.K.A. an advanced control module. The result is the SKYACTIV®-Drive six-speed automatic transmission. It shifts smoothly for steady acceleration and quickly for the connected feel of a manual transmission, while the brain delivers precision responsiveness and reliability. Here a some facts about the SkyActiv Drive Six Speed Automatic Transmission. It’s torque converter and clutch together deliver smooth, direct feel. It’s Advanced control module ensures precise response and it’s innovative design helps to improve fuel efficiency by 4% to 7%.
THE SKYACTIV®-BODY AND SKYACTIV®-CHASSIS
With our SKYACTIV® Body and Chassis, we were determined to get more of that exhilarating Mazda driving feel while increasing crash safety performance and reducing weight. Through smarter engineering and materials we were able to improve body rigidity by 30% (for better handling) and shed 220 pounds, all while improving crash safety performance. To give you more of that “oneness” between car and driver, the suspension was redesigned for greater agility at low speeds and more stability at high speeds. TheSkyActiv platform has abody that’s 8% lighter yet 30% more rigid! It has smarter engineering for top crash safety performance and it’s chassis has been redesigned to deliver greater stability and agility.
So it begs the question, why drive something if it’s not worth driving? At 40 MPG you don’t have to settle for a hybrid. Stop by Neil Huffman Mazda at 4926 Dixie Hwy in Louisville KY 40216 and drive this car for yourself.
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