There have been some rumblings already about the efficiency of Mazda's SkyActiv technology. But if you haven't, Liberty Mazda is here to offer up an example. The all-new Mazda3 with SkyActiv is powered by a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine that boasts an EPA-estimated 40 mpg (without the help of a hybrid powertrain), and a peppy 155 horsepower. So far, critics and drivers love it, and Mazda has announced plans to increase the reach of SkyActiv..
The automaker recently shared that the next generation of Mazda models will be powered by more efficient rotary engines, by way of SkyActiv technology. Mazda has already improved efficiency in both traditional gasoline and diesel engines, so it only makes sense to apply it the engine they're famous for - the rotary!
That said, you can expect models like the CX-5, with an EPA-estimated 35 miles to the gallon, to become even more efficient. The key, according to Robert Davis, Senior VP of US Operations at Mazda, will be reducing friction and mass for lighter, better performing engines.
That's not the only thing Mazda is working on, either. Models like the Mazda6 and CX-9, currently powered by V6 engines, will instead be powered by four-cylinder engines only. Turbocharged, of course.
What this really means is that you'll enjoy the kind of performance you've come to expect from Mazda, with the kind of efficiency and clean-burning engine technology that will ensure a greener future for all of us. You can check out the latest in SkyActiv tech right now at Liberty Mazda