Mazda announced the the world premiere of its next-generation engine lineup and automatic transmissions at the 41st Tokyo Motor Show which will be held from October 24 through November 4, 2009.
'Mazda SKY-G' direct injection gasoline engine, 'Mazda SKY-D' clean diesel engine and the 'Mazda SKY Drive' high-efficiency automatic transmission are the latest creations from the Japanese manufacturer which will make their official debut in Tokyo.
These new technologies will be well fitted under the Kiyora Concept which it represents an exhibit of Mazda's next-generation environmental and safety technologies.
Kiyora Concept is described by the manufacturer as a a compact concept car that is both extremely eco-friendly and fun-to-drive due to the combination of Mazda's next-generation direct injection Mazda SKY-G 1.3 engine and new compact and lightweight six-speed Mazda SKY-Drive automatic transmission.
It comes with i-stop idling stop system, regenerative braking, and advanced aerodynamics around a compact body and according to Mazda, it achieves excellent fuel economy figures of 32 kilometers per liter (under Japan's 10-15 mode test cycle).
Mazda's objective has been to enhance driving pleasure while providing excellent environmental and safety features. To meet this goal, Mazda has made a commitment to substantially improve the core aspects of its vehicle offerings that affect performance like engines, transmissions, and vehicle weight.
Thus, the new Mazda SKY concept provides a glimpse of the carmaker's approach in the development of next-generation engines that would considerably enhance the overall performance and eco-friendliness of its vehicles.
The new Mazda SKY concept is a personification of Mazda's aspiration to ensure an “everlasting blue sky” under which drivers could enjoy the fun-to-drive experience achieved by owning and driving a Mazda.
Moreover, the SKY concept embodies the “sky’s the limit” yearnings of the carmaker's engineer as they don't hesitate to think outside the box in order to achieve the optimal performance in every Mazda vehicle.
Now, Mazda’s “Technologies for Tomorrow” display – derived from the SKY concept -- at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show will include next-generation Mazda SKY-G direct injection gasoline engine and the Mazda SKY-D clean diesel engine.
Both advanced technology engines boast of optimized combustion efficiency, allowing them to offer more torque while emitting less pollutants.
Mazda intends to unveil at the Tokyo Motor Show its next-generation Mazda SKY-Drive automatic transmission that promises a more direct driving performance feel as well as top-notch fuel economy.