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Skyactiv models are becoming the mainstay of Mazda sales. Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) reported April U.S. sales of 22,434 vehicles, representing an increase of 12.8 percent versus last year. Year-to-date sales through April are up 2.4 percent versus last year, with 100,492 vehicles sold. MNAO said SKYACTIV Technology totaled 85.8 percent of Mazda’s April […]

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Mazda Motor Corporation has announced that global production of its three full-SKYACTIV vehicles, the Mazda CX-5, Mazda6 (known as Atenza in Japan) and Mazda3 (Axela in Japan) has surpassed one million units. The exact number was 1,040,000 units as of the end of March 2014, said Mazda, with all three models adopt the full range […]

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It looks like we’ll have to wait longer before getting the Mazda6 diesel in North America. Mazda’s North American Operations, including U.S and Canadian operations, announced today that the launch of its SKYACTIV-D clean diesel engine in North America is being further delayed from its Spring 2014 announced debut timing. “Although it is fully possible […]

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Mazda’s redesigned 2014 Mazda3, Mazda6 and CX-5 earned a “Top Safety Pick+” distinction from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). “A redesign is not simply a matter of changing a vehicle’s sheet metal draping but involves dramatically altering its insides, outsides and everything in between to make that vehicle not only look great but […]

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All three 2014 Mazda6 SKYACTIV-D clean diesels entered in U.S. Air Force 25 Hours of Thunderhill made it ‘till the end, with one of them finding a spot on the podium. The “Factory Guys versus Dealers” battle in identically prepared, modified-for-racing 2014 Mazda6 SKYACTIV-D clean diesels, was of particular interest.  The final score was dealers […]

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Mazda North American Operations has opted to enter three specially modified for racing 2014 Mazda6s in the longest endurance race in America, the National Auto Sport Association (NASA)’s US Air Force 25 Hours of Thunderhill. Taking place on December 7 and 8, 2013, at the Thunderhill Raceway Park in Willows, Calif., the twice-around-the-clock-plus-an-hour race will […]

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Mazda’s new Mazda6, featuring SKYACTIV technology, has won the 2013 Eco Car Award at the annual Scottish Car of the Year (SCOTY) awards ceremony. The new Mazda6 2.2-liter 150ps diesel which claimed the Eco Car Award, delivers fuel economy up to 67.3mpg (imperial, combined cycle) and CO2 emissions from 108g/km. Mazda said this diesel ensures […]

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Mazda managed to close-out a dynamic 2013 Rolex Grand-Am GX season with nine-straight diesel-powered wins, with Mazda winning the 2013 Grand-Am GX Manufacturers Championship. In twelve races, the SpeedSource Mazda team scored nine wins, five for the #00 VISITFLORIDA.com Mazda6 and four for the #70 Castrol Edge Mazda6. The team’s successes can be partially summarized […]

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Mazda announced it will start trials in October of a unique system enabling vehicles and trams to communicate with one another. At the same time, the company will begin testing its Mazda Atenza ASV-5 (Advanced Safety Vehicle) on public roads in Japan. Japans’s Mazda Atenza is known in the U.S. as the Mazda6. Mazda said […]

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Skyactiv Technology vehicles accounted for 66 percent of all Canadian Mazda sales in August. Mazda Canada announced sales for August 2013 totaled 7,077 units, which represents an increase of 5 percent compared to August 2012. Total year-to-date sales of 49,957 are down by 2 percent versus 2012. Mazda Canada said sales in August were led […]

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