Mazda is committed to making vehicles that are environmentally friendly, and is actively engaged in developing technologies that support highlevel environmental performance.
The new Axela/Mazda3 with SKYACTIV-G 2.0/SKYACTIV-Drive has approximately 20% better fuel economy compared to the old model with the same engine displacement.
The CX-5 with the SKYACTIV-D 2.2 clean diesel engine offers a fuel efficiency rating 18.6 km/l (JC08mode), unrivalled amongst SUVs*1. Models with the highly efficient direct-injection gasoline engine SKYACTIV-G 2.0 achieve an impressive 16.0 km/l (2WD, JC08 mode). Mazda continues its efforts to improve fuel efficiency.
In the future, application of SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY will be expanded for further improvement of fuel economy.
- *1All SUVs sold in Japan (including hybrids, compact mini vehicles and imported vehicles) as of January 2012, according to Mazda data
Mazda is committed to mitigating air pollution from exhaust gases.
To this end, the Company is working hard to develop low-emission vehicles. The Company is steadily bringing to market vehicles that clear both SU-LEV, Japan's certification system for ultra-low-emission vehicles, and Euro 6, the stringent emissions regulations of the European Union (EU).
- As of March 31, 2012, a remarkable 98% of Mazda passenger models (not including compact mini vehicles and OEM-supplied vehicles) were SU-LEV-certified — the highest level*2 among Japanese automakers.
- CX-5, equipped with the clean diesel engine SKYACTIV-D 2.2, qualified for Euro 6 before the regulations took effect.
- *2As of March 2012, according to Mazda data
As of March 2012, 13 Mazda models qualify for the Japanese government's eco-car tax reduction*3, implemented in April 2009.
Among currently registered Mazda vehicles, approximately 91% meet the tax reduction's requirements. (Figures based on number of vehicles shipped in FY March 2012)
- *3An automobile weight tax and automobile acquisition tax reduction are applied when consumers purchase environmentally friendly new cars meeting or exceeding requirements for fuel economy and exhaust gas emissions by the end of March 2013.
|100%||3 models||Demio, CX-5 (diesel), Titan CNG (OEM)|
|75%||2 models||CX-5 (gasoline), Familia Van (OEM)|
|50%||8 models||Demio, Axela, CX-5 (gasoline), Premacy, Biante, AZ-Wagon (OEM), Carol (OEM), Titan (OEM)|
- *Tax reduction measures differ according to factors such as model, grade,
and vehicle weight. (As of March 31, 2011)
The conventional eco drive support has evolved into i-DM, a drive support system that encourages drivers to drive in a safe, fun and environmentally friendly manner. This system was introduced with the new Demio (Japanese model).
To encourage sustained efforts toward environmentally friendly driving, Mazda equips some of its vehicles with features such as eco lamps and an eco drive gauge that contribute to fueleconomy gains in everyday driving.
Mazda has produced new vehicle parts derived from plant oils on a commercial basis, which have potential to facilitate society's shift away from the use of fossil fuels and reduce CO2 emissions.
- First use was in the radiator tank of the new Demio (Japanese model) with SKYACTIV-G; this has now expanded to Premacy/Mazda 5 (gasoline) and the CX-5.
Mazda is currently undertaking technological development of bioplastics that use non-food materials.