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.
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.
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.