Revolutionary advances in both performance and efficiencyRead more
Imagination is the world’s most valuable resource, because if something can be imagined, it can be created. Mazda is built on a foundation of imagination and ingenuity. It’s the fuel behind all we create and achieve.
SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY is a comprehensive engineering program that has shaped the new generation of Mazda vehicles. SKYACTIV represents significant gains in fuel efficiency and emissions reduction, while keeping the Zoom-Zoom performance that’s in our DNA.
Revolutionary advances in both performance and efficiencyRead more
Smooth, responsive and fun, yet achieving new levels of efficiencyRead more
Lighter, stronger resulting in extraordinary agility, responsiveness and safetyRead more
Lighter, smaller and with less friction enabling more energy from less fuelRead more
More torque and increased performanceRead more
Integrated control of every element of the vehicleRead more
The SKYACTIV-G petrol engine features direct injection with a precise multi-hole injection system to minimise fuel use. Its high compression ratio and unique piston design promotes more effective fuel combustion – boosting power and lowering emissions. The innovative Dynamic Pressure Turbo in the SKYACTIV-G 2.5T direct injection turbocharged petrol engine adjusts boost pressure and airflow according to engine speed which overcomes traditional problems such as turbo lag.
SKYACTIV-G petrol engines are used in the MX-5, Mazda2, Mazda3, Mazda6, CX-3 and CX-5. SKYACTIV-G 2.5T petrol engine is used in the CX-9.
The SKYACTIV-D diesel engine has a lower compression ratio than conventional diesels which allows for much lighter internal components. The lighter engine reduces internal friction by 20%, enabling more responsive power delivery. Multi-hole piezo injectors and variable valve lift optimise engine economy.
The SKYACTIV-D diesel engine is available in Mazda6, CX-3 and CX-5.
Developing the ideal automatic transmission saw Mazda focus on improved fuel economy and a direct pedal response that has the ability to shift gears smoothly, while delivering sporty acceleration.
SKYACTIV-Drive combines the best attributes of conventional automatics with those of continuously variable and dual clutch transmissions. This allows maximum driving fun with high efficiency. The SKYACTIV-Drive transmission also couples directly with the engine over a far wider rev range than other automatics. This delivers a significant improvement in fuel economy, plus a more direct, manual transmission-like power delivery and driving feel.
SKYACTIV-Drive transmission is used in MX-5, Mazda2, Mazda3, Mazda6, CX-3, CX-5 and CX-9.
With SKYACTIV-MT, Mazda has created a manual transmission that gives the light, crisp shifting feel of a sports car. Simplified internal design, plus close attention to the shift mechanisms, has delivered this responsive and sporting feel.
The SKYACTIV-MT is much more compact and much lighter than comparable manual transmissions. Match this with a significant reduction in friction and fuel economy is significantly improved.
SKYACTIV-MT transmission is used in MX-5, Mazda2, Mazda3, CX-5 and CX-5.
With new-generation design and materials, the SKYACTIV-Body achieves incredible lightness and rigidity. The underbody employs straight-frame construction, which runs uninterrupted through the framework to boost stiffness while saving weight. Increased use of high and ultra-high tensile steel throughout cuts weight, yet bolsters rigidity.
To develop the SKYACTIV-Chassis, Mazda engineers went back to the drawing board. To achieve a lighter, stronger car with extraordinary agility and nimble responsiveness our engineers re-considered everything - from the ground up.
Consequently every component of the SKYACTIV-Chassis has been re-designed. To achieve the desired nimble handling with superb bump absorption, the front strut and rear multi-link suspension use firmer bushings and a completely revised geometry. Both front and rear cross members offer impressive stiffness with low weight, thanks to an innovative welding method.
SKYACTIV-Chassis is used in MX-5, Mazda2, Mazda3, Mazda6, CX-3, CX-5 and CX-9.
For Mazda, imagination has always been the voice of daring. New technologies are only achieved by those who challenge the existing.
Our engineers completely re-imagined the piston at the heart of an engine.
They wanted to create a piston that was lighter and smaller. A piston that developed less friction and allowed for more energy to be created while using less fuel. This would enable the engine to perform much more efficiently.
They successfully designed a cavity in the centre that allowed the combustion flame to grow without interference. The clever idea increased torque and contributed to a fuel efficiency improvement of up to 30%.
The development of a more efficient engine was, in part, a result of the imaginative redesign of the exhaust system.
Looking to reduce engine knock, improve efficiency, offer more torque and increase performance, Mazda engineers moved away from the traditional 4-1 exhaust and developed a 4-2-1 exhaust system.
Now our engines have the highest compression ratio ever achieved in a mass production vehicle allowing for a significant up to 15% fuel saving.
Part of the SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY series, SKYACTIV-VEHICLE DYNAMICS provide integrated control of the engine, transmission, chassis and body to enhance the car’s Jinba-ittai feel - a sense of oneness between car and driver that distinguishes Mazda vehicles.
The first technology in the SKYACTIV-VEHICLE DYNAMICS series is G-Vectoring Control (GVC). This world-first technology enables more fluidity and accuracy than ever. By finely controlling engine torque based on the steering and accelerator inputs of the driver, GVC improves both handling for the driver and ride quality for passengers.
Throughout its history, Mazda has explored various design themes of motion. KODO Design captures the very instant energy becomes motion. It’s a fusion of functionality and beauty - the muscular vigour you see when an animal pounces. The sleek and aerodynamic lines of every Mazda is enhanced by this visionary design philosophy.
SHINARI introduced ‘KODO – Soul of Motion’ to the world. This four-door, four-seat sports coupe concept demonstrates the smooth, yet dynamic lines that are an inherent part of KODO Design.
SHINARI has a sense of motion and aerodynamic form, even when standing still. It perfectly expresses the theme of motion in a graceful and carefree form.
MINAGI offers a vision of KODO Design that is different to SHINARI, yet it shares the same sinuous, powerful stance. For MINAGI – which created the CX-5 – Mazda designers looked at cheetahs while they hunted.
They set out to evoke the moment when an animal contracts its muscles – ready to sprint and lunge at its prey.
TAKERI advances further from the powerful stance of MINAGI. A concept car that explores the vast possibilities of KODO, TAKERI brings a new level of strength and allure to sedan styling.
TAKERI translated directly into the successful development of Mazda6 and Mazda3.
HAZUMI exhibits the best of Mazda technology, innovation and design. This concept car refuses to bow to the conventions of the subcompact class or compromise in any area of Mazda vehicle engineering. The Mazda HAZUMI indicates the ideal form of Mazda’s next-generation subcompact car.
By packing in the powerful and dynamic movements of KODO, Mazda has given the HAZUMI distinctive exterior styling and an athletic physique reminiscent of a small animal leaping into motion. It’s KODO, in its most highly concentrated form yet.
KOERU is the latest embodiment of KODO Design which means “go beyond” and “exceed” in Japanese.
A name fitting for Mazda’s newest foray into the growing crossover SUV market, KOERU aims to explore the distinct lines of KODO Design for the next generation of Mazda vehicles.
Unveiled in September 2015 at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the concept car represents the power and vitality of a wild animal while maintaining a sense of refined dignity.
Unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show in October 2015, RX-VISION represents the future of Mazda’s rotary-powered sports motoring, the RX series.
Lean and muscular, RX-VISION brings Mazda’s signature KODO Design to a whole new level. The low-slung coupe features a long, low bonnet and short rear overhang. The stunning shape is further enhanced with sleek headlamps that cut through the bonnet.
Under the hood, RX-VISION features the next generation SKYACTIV-R rotary engine that aims to improve power output, fuel economy and durability. This evolution of the rotary engine is a symbol of the company’s “never-stop-challenging” spirit.
As the only car maker to mass produce the rotary engine, RX-VISION is a testament to our commitment to innovation.
For Mazda, safety is always at the forefront. i-ACTIVSENSE is a suite of revolutionary technologies that make our cars smarter and safer. We’ve created detection devices in milliwave radars and cameras to help recognise hazards and avoid collisions.
Imagination enables Mazda to take an inventive leap in every direction. With the MZD Connect intuitive interface, you can now experience the next generation of in-vehicle connectivity.