|By JCN Newswire||
|July 3, 2012 02:12 AM EDT||
The SKYACTIV-G is a highly efficient, new-generation direct-injection gasoline engine. Mazda engineers overcame the problem of abnormal combustion, commonly known as "knocking", to achieve the world's highest compression ratio for a mass production gasoline engine for vehicles(2). It is presently available in the Mazda Demio for the Japanese market, the Mazda Axela (known overseas as the Mazda3) for the North American and Australian market, and the Mazda CX-5, currently being launched in markets around the world. It will also be available in the next generation Mazda Atenza (known overseas as Mazda6) to be released later this year.
The SKYACTIV-D is a new-generation clean diesel engine that complies with global exhaust gas regulations without the need for a costly nitrogen oxide (NOx) aftertreatment system. It achieves the world's lowest compression ratio for a mass production diesel engine for vehicles(2). The first model to be equipped with the SKYACTIV-D is the Mazda CX-5 for the Japanese, European and Australian markets. It will also be available in the next generation Mazda Atenza/Mazda6 to be released later this year.
Mazda intends to sell 1,700,000 units globally in the fiscal year ending March 2016. Models employing SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY are expected to account for 80 percent of total sales.
History of Mazda's SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY
2009 Oct: World debut of SKY CONCEPT at the 41st Tokyo Motor Show
2010 Oct: Announced outline of SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY
2011 Jun: Facelifted Mazda Demio featuring SKYACTIV-G gasoline engine launched in Japan
2011 Sep: Facelifted Mazda Axela featuring SKYACTIV-G and SKYACTIV-DRIVE transmission launched in Japan
2012 Feb: Mazda CX-5, the first in Mazda's series of new products featuring the full range of SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY (SKYACTIV-G or SKYACTIV-D, SKYACTIV-DRIVE, SKYACTIV-CHASSIS and SKYACTIV-BODY)
(1) An umbrella term for Mazda's new-generation technologies, including SKYACTIV-G gasoline engine, SKYACTIV-D diesel engine, SKYACTIV-DRIVE automatic transmission, high-performance light weight SKYACTIV-CHASSIS and lightweight and highly rigid SKYACTIV-BODY
(2) As of June 2012 (Mazda data)
Mazda Motor Corporation (TSE: 7261) started manufacturing tools in 1929 and soon branched out into production of trucks for commercial use. In the early 1960s, Mazda launched its first passenger car models and began developing rotary engines. Still headquartered in Hiroshima in western Japan, Mazda today ranks as one of Japan's leading automakers, and exports cars to the United States and Europe for over 30 years. For more information, please visit www.mazda.com.
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