A Quick Look at Mazda’s Exclusive Technology Including SKYACTIV
May 31 2017,
Over the past few years, Mazda engineers have unveiled an array of new technologies that are often exclusive, and always designed to make Mazda vehicles more efficient and comfortable while also improving performance and making them even more fun to drive.
An innovation called SKYACTIV
You've probably already heard of SKYACTIV technology, but you may be wondering what it is exactly. In essence, SKYACTIV is the name given by Mazda to a set of technological improvements allowing its vehicles to offer both greater performance and better fuel economy. These include a higher compression ratio, increased engine torque and reduced engine internal friction.
SKYACTIV technology can also be found in a Mazda vehicle’s transmission which will be lighter and more compact, and in the chassis which is also light while being more rigid as well.
More precise driving thanks to G Vectoring Control
The latest addition to the SKYACTIV line-up, and the first technology featured in Mazda’s new SKYACTIV Vehicle Dynamics suite of advanced systems is G-Vectoring Control (GVC) which allows Mazda vehicles to analyze the situation on the road and modify the engine’s torque in real time to improve both the stability of the vehicle and the comfort of its occupants.
At Morrey Mazda, we know that driving pleasure is part of the DNA of Mazda products, and G Vectoring is designed to improve vehicle stability and provide the driver with more control at low speeds around the city. Moreover, G Vectoring stabilizes the vehicle on the highway which means less steering corrections to keep it pointed in the right direction.
The GVC system has attracted the attention of the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC), which has named this new component its Innovation Technology of the Year for 2017. It is currently offered as standard equipment in the 2017 Mazda3 and 2017 Mazda CX-5.
Improved energy efficiency with i-ELOOP
Normally, about 10 percent of the energy produced by a car's engine is used to power its electrical circuits. Thanks to Mazda's i-ELOOP technology, all the energy produced by the engine can be used to power the wheels which is the engine’s primary purpose. By recovering and storing the energy generated when braking, the i-ELOOP system can use this energy to power the electrical components instead of using the engine’s power.
As you can see, Mazda is ahead of the game when it comes to new vehicle technology. To learn more about SKYACTIV and our complete collection of new Mazda vehicles, contact us today at Morrey Mazda!