The efficient Skyactiv engine, which improves fuel consumption without affecting power, is already available for the Mazda2 and Mazda3 models but will also be used in the new Mazda CX-5, Mazda’s new crossover SUV.
Mazda says the 1.3-litre Skyactiv-G will have more torque, better fuel economy and lower emissions than previous petrol engines of a similar size.
The new Mazda CX-5 is a compact SUV revealed at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2011 and Mazda has aimed for its emissions to be sub-120g/km to cut down on road tax costs for customers.
The CX-5 is available with the 1.3-litre Skyactiv-G but is also available with a 2.0-litre petrol and 2.2-litre diesel, both of which are designed using the same efficient Skyactiv technology.
The Skyactiv name has also been given to other aspects of the Mazda CX-5’s construction, including its eight per cent lighter body and improved chassis. Although its body is lighter it is also 30 per cent more rigid than non-Skyactiv models.
The Mazda CX-5 is also available with four-wheel drive, although it is considered more of a soft-road vehicle and comes with a two-wheel drive option.
The Mazda CX-5 will be released in 2012, where it will sit below the Mazda CX-7 SUV in the Japanese car maker’s range.
A full range of Mazda vehicles are available from Perry’s dealerships, such as Barnsley and Huddersfield.