When Size Doesn’t Matter with CO2 Emissions
LONDON, June 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –
- Recognition for SKYACTIV low carbon demonstrates that downsizing is not the only answer to go greener - Mazda models with SKYACTIV technology prove popular for motorists looking to go greener with no compromise in driving fun - The SKYACTIV models are winning many individual awards
Mazda Corporation is a company that thinks differently which is why the investment in
its ground-breaking SKYACTIV programme has been so significant. “It’s given us a point of
difference to other car makers,” said Jeremy Thomson, Managing Director of Mazda UK.
“We have always produced cars that people want to drive, cars that stand out from the
crowd, and this continues with our new standout products, Mazda CX-5
[http://www.mazda.co.uk/cars/mazda-cx-5 ] and Mazda6
[http://www.mazda.co.uk/cars/mazda6-saloon ], which have been tremendously well received.”
Mazda’s SKYACTIV engines are 2.0-litre petrol and 2.2-litre diesel and when the
technology won the What Car? Ultra-Low-Carbon Award it proved that motorists don’t have to
downsize to achieve low CO2, said Thomson. “Cars can still be fun-to-drive and offer low
emissions,” he added. “The What Car? award has given us real eco-credibility.”
Motorists should look at MPG and CO2 and not cubic centimetres, he said. Mazda6 CO2
emissions start from as low as 108g/km (2.2-litre 150ps Diesel) with combined fuel
consumption of up to 67.3mpg on the official cycle. To get that low, other manufacturers
have smaller cars or use smaller engines or both, said Thomson (see table below).
Also, unlike other manufacturer’s Eco brands, which often there is a premium charge
for, Mazda’s low emission SKYACTIV technology is standard on all sixth generation models,
Mazda CX-5 and all-new Mazda6, and all future Mazda models. Indeed, i-ELOOP the Japanese
company’s unique brake energy regeneration system, is standard on the majority of Mazda6
models. “It’s harvesting free energy,” said Thomson.
The SKYACTIV models are winning individual awards as well. Mazda6 won the Fleet News
award for ‘Best Upper Medium’ car, while Mazda6 Tourer was shortlisted in the ‘Best Estate
category’ and Mazda CX-5 was highly commended in the ‘Best Crossover category’.
This month, Mazda’s sixth generation cars captured two ‘Best Car’ awards at the ‘Fleet
World 2013 Honours’, the all-new Mazda6 took the ‘Best Upper Medium’ title, while the
Mazda CX-5 compact SUV won the ‘Best Small SUV’ category. Earlier this year, CarBuyer
website selected the all-new Mazda6 to receive two awards – ‘Best Large Family Car’ for
the Mazda6 Saloon and ‘Best Estate Car’ for the Mazda6 Tourer and What Car? named the
Mazda CX-5 compact SUV as Britain’s ‘Best Buy’ SUV in the under GBP25,000 category.
The fleet awards are “a crucial achievement underpinning our critical offering to the
fleet sector ahead of some very credible contenders,” explained Thomson. “I hope for
similar accolades as we bring new SKYACTIV technology cars to market over the next 18
“We have been investing in SKYACTIV technologies since 2006 and that investment is now
coming to fruition,” he said.
SOURCE Mazda UK