Mazda Skyactiv technology wins What Car? Award

What Car? magazine has praised Mazda’s Skyactiv technology for its “totally fresh approach” to fuel efficiency? at the print and online publication’s annual awards ceremony.

Mazda’s Skyactiv approach to building high-efficiency, environmentally friendly vehicles, with a focus on fuel saving AND passenger and pedestrian safety impressed the judges enough for them to give it the prestigious and highly relevant “Ultra-low-carbon Award.”

The Japanese firm’s Skyactiv systems help the all-new Mazda 6 deliver class leading CO2 emissions as low as 108g/km, meaning just £20 road tax per year for the family-friendly vehicle.

What Car? editor-in-chief, Chas Hallett:

“Mazda wins this year’s Ultra-low-carbon Award because it has taken a totally fresh approach to improving fuel efficiency and lowering emissions.

“We named its first vehicle with Skyactiv technology, the Mazda CX 5, our Green SUV of the Year 2012. Mazda has shown it can deliver real improvements without resorting to more expensive hybrid or electric technology.”

The Skyactiv principle is particularly appropriate, as Hallett states. Expensive batteries used in hybrid and electric vehicles aren’t employed here.

Instead, a real-world approach to improving efficiency gets proper results, passing on the savings in running costs to customers without penalising them on showroom pricing.

With prices starting from as low as £19,540 for the Mazda 6 Saloon and just £21,220 for the Mazda CX 5, it really won’t break the bank to reduce your fuel consumption and carbon footprint – in fact, it’ll help keep your wallet healthier through the savings you’ll make at the pumps.

Managing Director Mazda UK Jeremy Thomson on the firm’s achievement:

“Mazda is proud to have a high-profile publication, such as What Car?, acknowledge that our truly innovative fuel-saving Skyactiv technology has enabled us to produce two remarkably efficient new vehicles while retaining the fun-to-drive qualities which are typical core features of our brand.”

It’s true. The Mazda 6 Saloon and Mazda CX 5 crossover return a range best efficiency of 67.3mpg combined with just 108g/km CO2 emissions and 61.4mpg combined with 119g/km CO2 respectively.

Both will still sprint from 0-62mph in a best time of 7.9 seconds (6 Saloon) and 8.8 seconds (CX 5), delivering serious performance, excellent road holding capability, driver feedback and enjoyment thanks to a lightweight chassis, and superb safety, resulting from clever use of ultra high strength steel in the car’s construction.

For more information on the award-winning Mazda range, why not visit our dedicated showrooms in or Bookham, Surrey, or Orpington, Kent. Alternatively, to book a test drive, contact our sales team on 0844 539 6753.