The CX-5 will feature Mazda’s new SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY – the ideal behind the name is to make their cars more environmentally friendly
The Mazda CX-5 will be with us shortly – the UK launch date is scheduled for spring 2012.
The CX-5 will feature Mazda’s new SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY – the ideal behind the name is to make their cars more environmentally friendly with innovatitve new engines, transmissions, chassis and bodies.
For example the front wheel drive Mazda CX-5 SKYACTIV-D diesel engine (150ps) has combined cycle fuel economy of 4.6 l/100 km (51 mpg) and CO2 emissions 119 g/km which amongst the best in its class. The four wheel drive variant looses around 5-6 mpg and sees a CO2 increase to 136 g/km.
According to Mazda these engines don’t rely on the conventional methods used in the automotive industry these days to make engine technology more ecological, such as downsizing or electrification. Instead, Mazda offers a realistic and very convincing alternative, with SKYACTIV and the CX-5 already starting to gather awards around the world before launching the technogoly to the public.
The thinking behind SKYACTIV is that internal combustion is going to remain the predominant engine technology for the next decade, with an industry coverage of at least 80%. And since internal combustion engines only operate at around 40% efficiency, there is still much room for improvement.The ultimate goal for 2015 is to improve the average fuel efficiency of its global model line-up by 30% relative to 2008 levels Published 20 February 2012