Mazda Skyactiv Technology Reaches Milestone
A few years ago, Mazda began a large overhaul to increase fuel economy and engine output in its vehicles. Now Mazda has produced over 1 million vehicles equipped with its full suite of Skyactiv technologies. The automaker's Skyactiv technologies include fuel-efficient engines, transmissions, and bodies that help reduce the weight of the vehicle while improving performance. After slowly introducing the new features into its lineup, Mazda now has three vehicles that fully employ Skyactiv. Debuting in late 2011, the CX-5 became the first Skyactiv vehicle, later followed by the Mazda6 and Mazda3. Unfortunately, Mazda no longer produces any of these cars in the U.S. Mazda's facilities in Japan, Mexico, Thailand, and China now make these vehicles for the U.S. and other parts of the globe. But that hasn't stopped sales: Mazda's numbers in the U.S. are up slightly this year, with the CX-5 in particular performing well.According to the automaker, this is just the beginning for Mazda Skyactiv vehicles around the world. By March 2016, Mazda hopes to introduce five all-new models with Skyactiv technology. Source: Mazda
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