While many automakers focus on producing hybrid versions of their gasoline cars, Mazda went in a different direction. Hybrids can cost a lot more than standard cars, and sometimes aren’t that much more fuel –efficient. What Mazda did was to focus on how to improve every aspect of a car, including its engine, design, materials, and more. The end result is SkyActiv Technology.
The most important part of SkyActiv Technology is the engines. Mazda designed new engines that squeeze a lot more energy out of the gasoline you put in it than traditional engines. SkyActiv engines boast a compression ratio of 14:1, which is much higher than any other mass produced engine. Not only does this make the engines incredibly fuel efficient, but it also gives the engines fantastic performance.
Going hand-in-hand with a car’s engine is its transmission. The SkyActiv transmission delivers precise handling and improved fuel efficiency and the SkyActiv-Drive automatic transmission can give you the feel of driving a manual with an expanded lockup range of more than 80%.
Another focus of SkyActiv Technology is weight reduction. Mazda engineers have created a body that shed 8% of its weight and become 30% more rigid. This leads to a car that can accelerate, turn, and stop much better than before.
Until you experience the SkyActiv Technology for yourself, these words don’t mean much. Stop by Wantagh Mazda today and check out the full lineup of SkyActiv-equipped Mazda vehicles today.