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What is Mazda Skyactiv Technology

What is Mazda Skyactiv Technology

What is Mazda Skyactiv Technology?


Maximum Efficiency and Performance, Without Compromising Anything

What is Mazda Skyactiv Technology

Mazda engineers know that fuel efficiency is as important as performance. That’s why they’ve devised a new and innovative way to develop Mazda engines so you can relax and focus on pure driving fun. Each element of the vehicle has been reinvented to improve efficiency and maximize momentum. From body and chassis to engines and transmission, we now provide the best compression rates in the world. This is called SKYACTIV Technology.

Mazda’s SKYACTIV technology is an innovative automotive engineering strategy. It delivers superior fuel economy, improved safety, lower emissions, and a natural and intuitive response to your driving – all without ever losing a little bit of the Mazda’s driving joy.



SKYACTIV-VEHICLE DYNAMICS represents an innovation in Mazda’s tireless work on human-driven philosophy. By improving the dynamics of our vehicles at all levels and in an exceptionally detailed manner, we have been able to improve their performance further. In addition to excellent performance in terms of ecology and safety, SKYACTIV dynamic technologies provide integrated control of the engine, transmission, chassis, and bodywork. Therefore, you will always feel in sync with your vehicle.



Low consumption

The SKYACTIV-G 2.0 L engine provides more torque at low and mid-range but has lower fuel consumption and emissions than our earlier 2.0 L engine.


High efficiency

The SKYACTIV-G 2.5 L engine has a high compression ratio for superior fuel economy and low- and mid-range torque that goes beyond conventional gasoline engines.


Improved torque

The SKYACTIV-G engine is the world’s first gasoline engine for mass-production vehicles, achieving a high compression ratio of 13: 1, give more energy from fuel and increasing fuel efficiency and torque.


Increase compression ratio

The dome-shaped pistons in the SKYACTIV-G engine increase the compression ratio, taking advantage of more energy from the fuel.


Reduced friction

The SKYACTIV-G engine improves the efficiency of the oil and water pump and reduces friction on the pistons, rods, and crankshaft.


Exhaust Manifold 4-2-1

The unique 4-2-1 exhaust manifold is one of the variations in the SKYACTIV-G engine that supports make a high compression ratio possible.


Accurate responsiveness

To build the SKYACTIV-Drive transmission, we have combined the best features of modern transmissions, thus achieving smooth changes, constant acceleration, and the precise responsiveness of a manual transmission.


More binary, fast

The SKYACTIV-Drive transmission takes into account the speed at which the driver uses the pedals. When the pedal is pressed gently, the transmission does not change until all the available torque has been used. When the pedal is pressed immediately, the transmission reduces the change earlier to provide the driver more torque, faster.



Motivated by the legendary MX-5, the 6-speed SKYACTIV-MT manual transmission is smaller, lighter and stronger than any we’ve ever built – promoting better fuel economy.


Increased fuel efficiency

The SKYACTIV-Drive transmission delivers greater fuel efficiency than our previous automatic transmission, combining the responsiveness of a manual gearbox with the sleekness of an automatic transmission.


Agile at low speed, stable at high speed

SKYACTIV chassis steering and suspension systems achieve two seemingly contradictory goals – agility at low speeds, but stability at high speeds. And stability and responsiveness are the two key components of a safe vehicle.