The combination of gMazda SKY-G* 1.3Lh engine and gMazda SKY-Drive,h* together with comprehensive lightweight design, delivers excellent environmental performance as well as the powerful low-speed response that makes for an exhilarating drive.
In addition to the advanced gi-stop,h Kiyora is equipped with a regenerative braking system. This system converts kinetic energy to electricity as the vehicle brakes or runs downhill, reducing the engine load required to charge the battery and so improving fuel economy.
Computer analysis techniques were used to optimize the body structure which also benefits from new manufacturing technology and lightweight materials. Thanks to this combination, gMazda Kiyorah weighs 100kg less than the current Demio, helping to improve fuel economy and driving performance.
gMazda Kiyorah is even more compact than the Demio, and represents an advanced form of Mazda design with superb aerodynamics. For the interior, we ensured sufficient cabin space and pursued a sculpted form that creates a robust body structure while keeping weight to a minimum.
*Concepts for engines and transmissions planned for introduction from 2011.(Exhibit)