Mazda 6 SKY-D Prototype Previews Possible Diesel Model

Mazda 6 SKY-D Prototype Previews Possible Diesel Model
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Mazda‘s announcement regarding a SKYACTIV diesel engine in future products had car geeks hoping for a diesel Mazda3, but it looks like the oil-burner will actually make an appearance on the mid-size Mazda6, putting it squarely against the updated Volkswagen Passat, which will be available with a TDI diesel engine. While details on the SKY-D… Continue Reading...

Mazda Claims SKY Engines Will Match Hybrid Fuel Economy

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Mazda Claims SKY Engines Will Match Hybrid Fuel Economy
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Mazda is betting that their new lineup of SKY direct injection gasoline and diesel engines will help raise the company’s fleet fuel economy by 30% by 2015. Mazda, which has long refrained from hybrid cars, claims that the next generation 2015 Mazda3 with a SKY-G gasoline engine and a Sky-Drive 6-speed automatic will get 40… Continue Reading...

New York 2010: Mazda Sky Powertrain Concept Launching in America in 2011

New York 2010: Mazda Sky Powertrain Concept Launching in America in 2011
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Mazda announced it will introduce its next generation Sky powertrain in North America in 2011. The gasoline-based Sky-G engine and Sky-Drive automatic transmission system will make their way into production models in 2011 while the diesel-based Sky-D engine (pictured above) will reach North America in 2012. The Sky powertrain concept is part of Mazda’s goal… Continue Reading...

Tokyo Auto Show Preview: Mazda Kiyora Concept Gets 75 MPG

Tokyo Auto Show Preview: Mazda Kiyora Concept Gets 75 MPG
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Just after publishing an article on Mazda’s new SKY engines, which are set to debut at the Tokyo Auto Show in October, Mazda sent us a press release on the Kiyora Concept car. This new vehicle, which is set to debut at the Tokyo Auto Show, is powered by a 1.3-liter version of Mazda’s new… Continue Reading...

Report: Mazda Previews New, More Powerful and Fuel Efficient SKY Engines

Report: Mazda Previews New, More Powerful and Fuel Efficient SKY Engines
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Ahead of their official debut at the Tokyo Auto Show, Mazda has decided to give us just a small preview of what the company’s vehicles could be powered by in the near future. Both a new gasoline and diesel engine have been announced, as well as a new transmission, all under the catchy SKY brand…. Continue Reading...