We intend to deliver Mazda's signature values of driving pleasure and excellent environmental and safety performance to all our customers.
To do this, we began by thoroughly researching the base technologies supporting automobile performance as we developed the innovative
gMazda SKYTECHh powertrain technology.
To achieve a breakthrough with the gasoline engine, Mazda engineers conducted intensive research into innovative ideas and technologies for achieving ideal combustion. These ideas are combined in the next-generation direct injection gasoline engine gMazda SKY-G,h* which is currently under development. The fuel economy of the gMazda SKY-G* 2.0Lh engine demonstrates about a 15% improvement over the current 2.0L gasoline engine. In performance terms, it has been confirmed that the engine generates approximately 15% more torque.
Generally speaking, diesel engines already deliver relatively good fuel economy. However, improving fuel efficiency even further while simultaneously reducing nitrogen oxide (NOx) and Particulate Matter (PM) emissions is a major technical challenge that has, until now, been seen as extremely difficult. To break through this barrier, we aimed to achieve ideal fuel combustion in the development of the next-generation gMazda SKY-Dh* diesel engine. The result of our efforts is clean emissions to meet anticipated strict future regulations, along with a 20% improvement in fuel economy compared with the current diesel turbo engine, and a substantial increase in low-and high-end torque for enhanced overtaking acceleration.
The next-generation six-speed gMazda SKY-Driveh* automatic transmission was also developed in line with the gMazda SKY concept.h gMazda SKY-Driveh* features improvements across the board, but particularly focuses on reduced power loss and an improved direct feel. In addition to improving fuel economy by approximately 5%,
gMazda SKY-Driveh* delivers a responsive and refined, direct shift feel comparable to a dual clutch transmission.
*Concepts for engines and transmissions planned for introduction from 2011. (Exhibitsj