2012 Mazda3 Video: SkyActiv Engine, Tranny to Deliver 20% Fuel Economy Bump

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Debuting at the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto, the 2012 Mazda3 is more than just a facelifted model, showcasing the automaker’s new SkyActiv engine and transmission. Full details have yet to be announced, but Mazda has confirmed the engine is a direct-injection 2.0-liter 4-cylinder that will deliver a 15 percent improvement in fuel economy…. Continue Reading...

Mazda3 SkyActiv on Sale This Year With 20% Fuel Economy Improvement, Diesels in 2012

Mazda3 SkyActiv on Sale This Year With 20% Fuel Economy Improvement, Diesels in 2012
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Revealed today at the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto, Mazda has confirmed that the SkyActiv-equipped Mazda3 will arrive at dealers in the U.S. and Canada this Fall. In addition, a diesel SkyActiv engine will be available a year later, with Mazda joining Volkswagen as the only non-premium automaker to offer a diesel in a… Continue Reading...

2012 Mazda3 Debuts With SkyActiv-G Gas Engine and Transmission [CIAS 2011]

2012 Mazda3 Debuts With SkyActiv-G Gas Engine and Transmission [CIAS 2011]
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Canada is a popular market for Mazda where the Mazda3 compact rivals the Honda Civic as the best-selling passenger car, and so it’s not a big surprise that the Japanese automaker chose the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto to announce the introduction of its SkyActiv engine and transmission in the 3. No details have… Continue Reading...

Mazda CEO Plans To Double Sales, Move Upmarket In The United States

Mazda CEO Plans To Double Sales, Move Upmarket In The United States
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Mazda‘s CEO is hoping to double American sales to 400,000 units within the next 5 years, thanks to new fuel-saving technology known as SkyActiv, as well as a push upmarket. The new SkyActiv gasoline and diesel engines, as well as weight saving technology, will help Mazda position their cars at a more premium price point…. Continue Reading...

Mazda Heading Up-Market in a Bid to Double Sales Volume

Mazda Heading Up-Market in a Bid to Double Sales Volume
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Mazda execs are forecasting a bright future for the brand that will see sales volumes double by 2015. The plan to achieve this goal is multifaceted and includes much more than impressive new designs – as previewed in the Shinari concept (above). Mazda will also look to take the brand up-market with higher-grade materials and… Continue Reading...

2011 Mazda2 Will Get 70 MPG Without Hybrid System

2011 Mazda2 Will Get 70 MPG Without Hybrid System
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Mazda proudly announced that their upcoming Japanese market Mazda2, set to bow in the second half of 2011, will get an astonishing 70 mpg without any hybrid technology, making it the most fuel efficient gasoline car on the road. Using an all new family of chassis, engines and gearboxes, Mazda’s SKYACTIV system is designed to… Continue Reading...