SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY

SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY

Revolution that Takes Cars to the Next Level

Redefining Everything about Cars
CONCEPT BEHIND
SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY

Redefining Everything
About Cars

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つくり手の想い SKYACTIV-D
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A Story of Mazda R&D’s
Passion and Challenges

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SKYACTIV-VEHICLE DYNAMICS
SKYACTIV-VEHICLE DYNAMICS

G-Vectoring Control
Engineer’s Passion

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Breakthrough Innovations Lift Cars’ Performance to New Heights

SKYACTIV Engines

Quest for “Ideal Combustion” Realizes World-Leading Compression Ratio

Conventional internal combustion engines are only able to harness around 30% of fuels potential energy. By pushing the limits of internal combustion, Mazda has developed the SKYACTIV family of engines which can deliver much greater fuel efficiency than conventional engines. Simply put, SKYACTIV engines can compress the air-fuel mixture in the cylinders to an extraordinary degree, squeezing far more energy from every drop of fuel.
With their compression ratio of 14:1, unparalleled among mass production engines, SKYACTIV engines bring you both sheer driving pleasure and outstanding fuel economy.

SKYACTIV-G Gasoline Engine New-Generation Gasoline Engine with Improved Fuel Efficiency and Torque

SKYACTIV-G Gasoline Engine
New-Generation Gasoline Engine with Improved Fuel Efficiency and Torque

SKYACTIV-G boasts a record compression ratio of 14:1, an unprecedented figure for a mass production gasoline engine, which reflects our pursuit for the perfect combination of outstanding fuel efficiency and driving comfort. This new engine has improved both fuel efficiency and torque performance by around 15% compared with similar existing engines. With its enhanced torque performance at low and medium speeds in particular, this new generation, high-efficiency direct injection engine better serves real-world driving needs.

SKYACTIV-G

SKYACTIV-D Diesel Engine
Revolutionary Diesel Engine with Improved Fuel Efficiency, Cleanness and Direct Response

A revolutionary diesel engine, SKYACTIV-D delivers great fuel efficiency without sacrificing clean emissions.
With its world-leading compression ratio of 14:1, SKYACTIV-D provides a fuel economy improvement of 20% over conventional diesel engines and meets exhaust emission standards in countries around the world. Installed with a high efficiency turbo charger, SKYACTIV-D also ensures smooth, direct response as well as superb acceleration.

SKYACTIV-D

SKYACTIV-D Diesel Engine Revolutionary Diesel Engine with Improved Fuel Efficiency, Cleanness and Direct Response

Transmission

Ideal Transmission for Perfect Control

Transmission is critical not only to fuel efficiency improvement but also to a cars’ driving performance. The “ideal transmission” that gives you perfect control over your car. With this concept, we have developed a pair of transmission systems that promise precise handling as well as improved fuel efficiency.
Thanks to an expanded lockup range of more than 80%, the SKYACTIV-DRIVE automatic transmission gives you the direct feel of a manual transmission. The SKYACTIV-MT manual transmission, with its class-leading light weight, ensures a crisp feel when shifting.

SKYACTIV-DRIVE Perfect Mix of Direct Feel, Smooth Transmission and Superior Fuel Efficiency at Low Speeds

SKYACTIV-DRIVE
Perfect Mix of Direct Feel, Smooth Transmission and Superior Fuel Efficiency at Low Speeds

SKYACTIV-DRIVE is designed to deliver an ideal mix of “direct feel,” “smooth transmission” and “fuel economy at low speeds.” The various transmission systems prevailing in different markets each have their own strengths and weaknesses. We have realized the best of all worlds by creating the “ideal automatic transmission” that excels across the board.
The lockup range of more than 80% helps to create the sort of direct feel that is usually the mark of a manual transmission.

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SKYACTIV-MT
Light-Weight, Compact New-Generation Manual Transmission that Ensures Superior Shifting Feel

SKYACTIV-MT is a light and compact manual transmission system that combines superior fuel economy with the crisp shifting feel of a sports car, ensuring perfect control.
Our radical rethink of each component has led to a weight reduction of up to 16% and a dramatic size reduction, culminating in the creation of the SKYACTIV-MT transmission.

SKYACTIV-MT

SKYACTIV-MT Light-Weight, Compact New-Generation Manual Transmission that Ensures Superior Shifting Feel

Platform

Drastic Weight Reduction Creates Sense of “Jinba Ittai”

For Mazda, the ideal platform is one that combines a highly rigid but light framework with driving comfort made possible by dramatic improvement of the cars’ basic driving functions – accelerate, turn and stop. Mazda has trimmed an amazing 100 kilograms from the body and chassis in its quest to create a sense of oneness between the car and driver. We consider this oneness an echo of “Jinba Ittai,” the perfect unity of the horse and rider that is essential to traditional Japanese horseback archery.

SKYACTIV-BODY Light, Rigid and Robust Body that Ensures Safe and Joyful Driving

SKYACTIV-BODY
Light, Rigid and Robust Body that Ensures Safe and Joyful Driving

“For a car to excel in its basic functions – accelerate, turn and stop – it must have a lean body, but also be sturdy to ensure safety. SKYACTIV-BODY passes both of those tests, with a weight reduction of 8% and a rigidity improvement of 30% as a result of a full framework make-over. As its framework is structured so as to disperse impact shocks, SKYACTIV-BODY ensures superior crash safety performance.”

SKYACTIV-BODY

SKYACTIV-CHASSIS
Lightweight Chassis that Delivers Driving Pleasure and Comfort

Pleasure springing from a feeling of oneness with the car. We can only provide such a supreme driving experience if we perfectly fine-tune the trade-off between several conflicting needs - agility at low and medium speeds, and stability in the high-speed range; a lightweight and rigid body; and thrill and comfort. To attain the right balance, we have completely redesigned the front and rear suspensions. Moreover, for SKYACTIV-CHASSIS, we have adopted new features such as a lightweight, highly rigid cross member and an electric power steering system that facilitates swift handling.

SKYACTIV-CHASSIS

SKYACTIV-CHASSIS Lightweight Chassis that Delivers Driving Pleasure and Comfort

Dynamics

Enhancing Mazda’s “Jinba Ittai” driving by integrating control of car’s fundamental components for delivering exhilarating, “Celebrate Driving” experiences.

Turning the entire driving experience, including driving on a straight line, turns and halts, into a truly harmonious experience where a driver feels as if the car has become a part of his body.
To deliver “Celebrate Driving” that only comes from the driver being at one with his car, Mazda developed yet another innovation - integrating control of the car’s key components including the engine, chassis, transmission and body to strengthen “Jinba Ittai” driving feel of its models.

SKYACTIV-VEHICLE DYNAMICS

SKYACTIV-VEHICLE DYNAMICS
Mazda’s vehicle dynamics control technology provides integrated control of SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY’s individual components to further enhance “Jinba Ittai” driving performance.

SKYACTIV-VEHICLE DYNAMICS is Mazda’s latest technological breakthrough from its unending pursuit of “Jinba Ittai” driving. The latest technology to join the SKYACTIV family of technologies provides integrated control of Individual components such as the engine, transmission, body and chassis to achieve total optimization of vehicle’s driving performance. With SKYACTIV-VEHICLE DYNAMICS, the new-generation vehicle dynamics control technology, Mazda has moved on to a new stage of evolving “Jinba Ittai” driving that lies at the heart of the Mazda brand value.

SKYACTIV-VEHICLE DYNAMICS