ECO-FRIENDLY PRODUCTION MODELS

The Harmony between driving pleasure and environmental and safety performance Presenting the latest Mazda vehicles

Mazda is promoting a range of programs aimed at harmony between driving pleasure and environmental and safety performance. For instance, with the new Mazda Demio we obtained a weight reduction of 100kg compared with the previous model. And we installed our unique idling stop system gi-stoph in the new Axela and Biante. These latest Mazda models are spearheading our drive towards a sustainable future.

"i-stop" - Instantaneous engine restart for increased fuel efficiency and smooth driving

gi-stoph is a Mazda-developed idling stop system. When you brake and bring the vehicle to a halt, gi-stoph shuts down the engine automatically. And when you step off the brake, gi-stoph directly injects fuel into a cylinder and ignites it to instantaneously restart the engine. This realizes comfortable driving and also helps the FWD 2.0-liter Axela return fuel economy of 16.4km/L*1 (under the 10-15 mode fuel consumption introduced by Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport [MLIT]), putting it at the top of its class*2. Owing to positive approval from users gi-stophequipped models accounted for 50% of total sales of the new Axela since its launch, and about 70% of Biante sales.

*1
Fuel consumption rate determined under test conditions. The real world fuel consumption varies according to driving conditions (climate, traffic congestion, etc.) and mode of operation (fast starts, use of air conditioner, etc.).
*2
Japanese passenger cars of 2.0-liter engine capacity or greater (excluding hybrid vehicles). According to Mazda survey data, May 2009.

i-stop operation

Eco Sports Car MAZDA AXELA

The Perfect All-Rounder MAZDA BIANTE

Engineered to harmonize driving pleasure with environmental and safety performance. Returns superior fuel economy of 23.0km/L*.

100kg weight reduction compared to the previous model contributes to superb fuel economy.

Miller-cycle engine and CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission).(13C-V)

*13C-V. 10-15 mode fuel consumption (rated by MLIT).
Fuel consumption rate determined under test conditions. The real world fuel consumption varies according to driving conditions (climate, traffic congestion, etc.) and mode of operation (fast starts, use of air conditioner, etc.).

Eco-Friendly Compact MAZDA DEMIO


Vehicle names: Japanese domestic models only

MAZDA:The 41st Tokyo Motor Show 2009