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IN PURSUIT OF THE PERFECT DRIVE


Mazda’s breakthrough Skyactiv Technology is an innovative automotive engineering strategy that is designed to create a unique sense of oneness on the road. Based on an ancient Japanese principle called Jinba Ittai, or horse and rider as one, Skyactiv Technology creates a natural, intuitive relationship between vehicle and driver. With each Skyactiv component working seamlessly together, you’ll also enjoy superior fuel economy, enhanced safety and lower emissions. To create a drive you’ll anticipate day after day.  

SKYACTIV ENGINES SKYACTIV-G 2.5 T DYNAMIC PRESSURE TURBO

Outstanding horsepower and torque are harnessed to achieve superb fuel economy, agile handling and refreshing performance of the highest quality.

SKYACTIV-G GASOLINE ENGINES

The Skyactiv-G 2.0 L and 2.5 L engines improve everyday driving by producing more low/mid-range torque, yet has lower fuel consumption and emissions than our previous gasoline engines, resulting in 15 percent increases in fuel efficiency and torque. Cylinder Deactivation is available in 2.5 L engines on select models.

Mazda vehicle seen from above with the mechanical frame that shows to explains the Skyactiv Technology

SKYACTIV-D 2.2 DUAL TURBO DIESEL ENGINE


With the world’s lowest diesel-engine compression ratio, the Skyactiv-D 2.2 turbo diesel engine was developed to comply with strict emission regulations. To reduce emissions, the engine adopts a urea Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) exhaust scrubbing system paired with a NOx Storage Catalyst (NSC) that converts nitrous oxides (NOx) back into harmless nitrogen. Crafted with high-efficiency sequential dual turbochargers, Skyactiv-D ensures a smooth, direct response as well as superb acceleration.

SKYACTIV TRANSMISSIONS

Transmissions are a touchstone for drivers that give them immediate control of their vehicle. Skyactiv transmissions are tailor-made to work in harmony with Skyactiv engines and are designed specifically to deliver superb responsiveness characteristic of the feeling of Jinba Ittai. Skyactiv transmissions are also specifically designed to enhance fuel economy.

Mazda vehicle motor in close-up with Mazda logo and the Skyactiv Technology logo

SKYACTIV VEHICLE DYNAMICS WITH G-VECTORING CONTROL


As a part of Skyactiv Vehicle Dynamics, G-Vectoring Control (GVC) focuses on how g-forces affect driver and passengers to enhance the feeling of Jinba Ittai. Mazda studies the biomechanical relationship between human and vehicle in order to fine-tune the engineering systems and maximize a smooth interaction between them. Whether cornering or driving in a straight line, fewer steering wheel corrections are needed and fewer g-forces affect driver and passengers. The vehicle behaves more in line with driver expectation, increasing driver confidence and reducing fatigue typically caused by g-forces.  

SKYACTIV-BODY & CHASSIS

In keeping with our Jinba Ittai philosophy, we engineered our Skyactiv-Body and -Chassis to work seamlessly together. Starting with a dramatic weight reduction over our previous models and using ultra-high-tensile steel in critical areas, we created a vehicle platform that enhances the responsiveness of Skyactiv engines and transmission, while helping to enhance safe, joyful driving.