Currently, 95% of the world uses gasoline or diesel combustion engines, and by 2020 90% still will be. In this fact we saw an enormous opportunity: If we could find a way to make the internal combustion engine work better, we could make a big difference in how much fuel the world uses and how much CO2 is emitted. Our solution is the SKYACTIV®-G gasoline engine, a 2.0-liter marvel that produces 10% to 15% more low/mid-range torque, along with 15% lower fuel consumption and emissions than our previous 2.0-liter engine.
The SKYACTIV®-Drive Six-Speed Automatic Transmission
Now that we had come up with such a revolutionary engine, we needed the ultimate transmission to get all that precious energy to the wheels. How do you build that? Study every modern transmission made, take the best features of each and fire up the blender. Then, top it all off by adding a brain, A.K.A. an advanced control module. The result is the SKYACTIV®-Drive six-speed automatic transmission. It shifts smoothly for steady acceleration and quickly for the connected feel of a manual transmission, while the brain delivers precision responsiveness and reliability.
The SKYACTIV®-Body and SKYACTIV®-Chassis
With our SKYACTIV® Body and Chassis, we were determined to get more of that exhilarating Mazda driving feel while increasing crash safety performance and reducing weight. Through smarter engineering and materials we were able to improve body rigidity by 30% (for better handling) and shed 220 pounds, all while improving crash safety performance. To give you more of that "oneness" between car and driver, the suspension was redesigned for greater agility at low speeds and more stability at high speeds.
|Available Features||Available dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, 265-watt Bose® audio, Bluetooth® hands-free phone and audio capability, Mazda Advanced Keyless Entry & Start System and compact navigation system|
|Safety Features||Standard safety features include advanced front air bags, front side-impact air bags, side-impact air curtains**, Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) with Traction Control System (TCS). A new Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) System, is now available in the optional Grand Touring Technology Package|