Mazda's “Technologies for Tomorrow” display at the upcoming Tokyo Motor show will see the premiere of its next-generation direct injection gasoline Mazda SKY-G engine and Mazda SKY-D clean diesel engine, which offer improved eco-friendliness and torque thanks to optimized combustion efficiency. Mazda will also reveal the first next-generation automatic transmission, the Mazda SKY-Drive, which offers first-rate fuel economy and a direct driving performance feel. As part of Mazda’s SKY concept, the new engines and transmission are designed to help Mazda achieve its goal of improving the average fuel economy of Mazda vehicles 30 percent by 2015, compared to 2008 levels, without sacrificing performance.
The new engine improves fuel economy and torque by approximately 15 percent compared to Mazda’s current 2.0-liter engine. To achieve this, Mazda adopted next-generation fuel injectors and a highly functional variable-valve timing mechanism. Mazda claim the new engine offers the fuel economy equivalent of a Mazda2 in a larger vehicle the size of a Mazda3.
By employing piezo injectors, a two-stage turbocharger and other technologies, fuel economy becomes approximately 20 percent better than the current 2.2-liter diesel engine, allowing the new engine to achieve fuel economy equivalent of a current Mazda2 in a vehicle the size of a Mazda6.
The next-generation SKY engines and automatic transmission will go on show alongside Mazda’s Kiyora concept car, while its “Future Technologies” exhibit will showcase the Mazda Premacy Hydrogen RE Hybrid, with its hydrogen-powered rotary engine, and various other vehicle technologies under development.
Gizmag will be at the 41st Tokyo Motor Show, which runs from October 24 to November 4, to bring you further details, so stay tuned.
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