The SKYACTIV®-G 2.0L Gasoline Engine
Currently, 95% of the world uses gasoline or diesel combustion engines, and by 2020 90% still will be. In this fact Mazda saw an enormous opportunity: If they could find a way to make the internal combustion engine work better, they could make a big difference in how much fuel the world uses and how much CO2 is emitted. Their solution was the SKYACTIV®-G gasoline engine, a 2.0-liter marvel that produces 10% to 15% more low/mid-range torque, along with 15% lower fuel consumption and emissions than their previous 2.0-liter engine. This new technology should help Denver Mazda
enthusiasts, who are particularly concerned about the environment, make a decision on what their next car may be
Now that Mazda had come up with such a revolutionary engine, they needed the ultimate transmission to get all that precious energy to the wheels. How do you build that? Study every modern transmission made, take the best features of each and fire up the blender. Then, top it all off by adding a brain, A.K.A. an advanced control module. The result is the SKYACTIV®-Drive six-speed automatic transmission. It shifts smoothly for steady acceleration and quickly for the connected feel of a manual transmission, while the brain delivers precision responsiveness and reliability.
Body and Chassis
With Mazda's SKYACTIV® Body and Chassis, they were determined to get more of that exhilarating Mazda driving feel while increasing crash safety performance and reducing weight. Through smarter engineering and materials Mazda was able to improve body rigidity by 30% (for better handling) and shed 220 pounds, all while improving crash safety performance. To give you more of that "oneness" between car and driver, the suspension was redesigned for greater agility at low speeds and more stability at high speeds. As of now, Mazda's SKYACTIV® technology is only available in the 2012 Mazda 3
, but we hope to see it in the rest of the line-up in the near future.
So if you are looking for a new car that will save you money at the gas pump and help protect our fragile environment, the 2012 Mazda 3 is the car for you. Your local Colorado Mazda
dealer, Groove Mazda located in Centennial, has a great selection of the Mazda 3 and all other new Mazda models. Visit us in person and take one of these new beauties for a spin. We promise, you'll love it!