Two years and four months after the introduction of SKYACTIV, Mazda is now celebrating the production of the 1 millionth vehicle equipped with this technology. Currently offered on three vehicles – Mazda CX-5, Mazda6 (Atenza in Japan) and Mazda3 (Axela in Japan), SKYACTIVE is includes a range of body, chassis, and drivetrain technologies that offer outstanding environmental and safety performance, without sacrificing driving pleasure.
Basically, Mazda SKYACTIV technologies minimize the waste and improve the efficiency of the base components of the car, such as the engine and transmission, while reducing vehicle weight. SKYACTIV proved very successful, as it does not take away from the sense of driving joy that Mazda cars are renowned for. If anything, these technologies boots driving fun.
Mazda is now producing three full-SKYACTIV models in Japan, Mexico, Thailand and China, and selling them in over 100 different countries and regions. They expect the growth to continue, as five new SKYACTIV models are planned to be launched over the next two years.
On reaching one million units, Mazda’s Representative Director, President and CEO, Masamichi Kogai said, “At Mazda we put everything into developing our SKYACTIV vehicles, and it is because these models have struck a chord with a wide range of customers all over the world that we have reached the one million-unit landmark. On behalf of Mazda, let me express my gratitude to each and every person who bought one of our cars. With our undying challenging spirit and a great deal of hard work, Mazda will continue to make even more appealing cars that will enrich the lives of their owners, and help us build a strong and lasting bond with our customers.”