Out of a list of 10 automotive technology finalists, SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY won the award due to its superior progress to decreasing the use of petroleum and improving the overall impact on the environment. Mazda’s SKYACTIVE TECHNOLOGY is indeed such a technology in that it uses cutting-edge engineering and manufacturing to construct strong yet lightweight vehicle components such as the engine, transmission, body frame, and chassis anatomy. This kind of engineering looks to be essential as the auto industry begins to embrace the challenge of a fleet-wide federally mandated 54.5 mpg with reduced petroleum use and decreased CO2 emissions. Mazda looks to increase fuel efficiency across their fleet by approximately 30 percent from their 2008 numbers, and will indeed use their award-winning SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY to accomplish this goal.
Mazda first debuted the technology in the 2012 Mazda3, which was loaded with a SKYACTIV-G 2.0L engine mated with a SKYACTIV-MT 6-speed transmission or SKYACTIV-DRIVE 6-speed automatic, offering a highway driving efficiency of 40 mpg. The all-new 2014 Mazda6 comes with a SKYACTIV-G 2.5L engine offering best-in-class highway fuel economy of 38 mpg, and will also be the first Mazda in North America to be powered by a SKYACTIV-D 2.2L clean diesel engine, which will arrive at Cox Mazda later this year.
Cox Mazda is located at 3101 Cortez Road West in Bradenton, Florida, and may be reached by dialing (941) 749-2799 or by an online contact form (http://www.coxmazda.com/