IN PURSUIT OF THE PERFECT DRIVE
Mazda's breakthrough SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY is an innovative automotive engineering strategy that is designed to create a unique sense of oneness on the road. Based on an ancient Japanese principle called Jinba Ittai, or horse and rider as one, SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY creates a natural, intuitive relationship between vehicle and driver. With each SKYACTIV component working seamlessly together, you'll also enjoy superior fuel economy, enhanced safety and lower emissions. To create a drive you'll anticipate day after day.
The SKYACTIV family of engines deliver greater fuel economy and fewer emissions, in a lightweight, responsive design. Every time a SKYACTIV engine is fired up, an immediate connection between vehicle and driver occurs. With multiple engines to choose from, the SKYACTIV line-up is geared to perform.
Transmissions are a touchstone for drivers that give them immediate control of their vehicle. SKYACTIV transmissions are tailor-made to work in harmony with SKYACTIV engines and are designed specifically to deliver superb responsiveness characteristic of the feeling of Jinba Ittai. SKYACTIV transmissions are also specifically designed to enhance fuel economy.
SKYACTIV VEHICLE DYNAMICS WITH G-VECTORING CONTROL
As a part of SKYACTIV VEHICLE DYNAMICS, G-Vectoring Control (GVC) focuses on how g-forces affect driver and passengers to enhance the feeling of Jinba Ittai. Mazda studies the biomechanical relationship between human and vehicle in order to fine-tune the engineering systems and maximize a smooth interaction between them. Whether cornering or driving in a straight line, fewer steering wheel corrections are needed and fewer g-forces affect driver and passengers. The vehicle behaves more in line with driver expectation, increasing driver confidence and reducing fatigue typically caused by g-forces.
GVC focuses on how both vehicle and passengers are affected by turns. The moment the driver starts turning the steering wheel, GVC controls engine torque to decelerate g-forces and shifts load onto the front tires to enhance stability.
SKYACTIV-BODY & -CHASSIS
In keeping with our Jinba Ittai philosophy, we engineered our SKYACTIV-Body and -Chassis to work seamlessly together. Starting with a dramatic weight reduction over our previous models and using ultra-high-tensile steel in critical areas, we created a vehicle platform that enhances the responsiveness of SKYACTIV engines and transmission, while helping to enhance safe, joyful driving.
CONFIDENCE IGNITED BY INTUITIONMazda’s predictive i-ACTIV AWD is an on-demand system featuring sensors that check road conditions 200 times every second. Built to sense, and respond to these conditions, i-ACTIV AWD helps to ensure a more confident drive.
DESIGNED TO TURN HEADS
Our new KODO “Soul of Motion” design language abounds with graceful, yet energetic, lines. Like the effects of wind or the flow or water, KODO is a unique expression of power and beauty seen in instantaneous motion at the very moment motion begins. It’s a cheetah pouncing on its prey. It’s the moment a sword strikes in the ancient Japanese art of kendo. It’s instantaneous power, speed, dignified tension and sophisticated beauty. And it’s highly seductive.
INTUITIVE TECHNOLOGY. INSTINCTIVE SAFETY.
i-ACTIVSENSE is a new generation of active safety technologies that automatically sense the vehicle’s surrounding area – from nighttime lighting, to the proximity of other vehicles – and help the driver recognize hazards, avoid collisions and reduce the severity of accidents when they simply cannot be avoided.
DON'T STOP AT STOPPING
i-ELOOP is a unique regenerative braking system that creates electricity from wasted energy when you slow down. Unlike conventional systems that use a battery, i-ELOOP uses a capacitor to store energy to help power electrical features. The result: improved fuel economy.