29 September 2009


Mazda premiere of eco-friendly engines at Tokyo Motor Show 2009

29 September 2009 - Mazda Motor Corporation will showcase the world premiere of its next-generation engine line-up and automatic transmissions at the 41st Tokyo Motor Show, to be held from Saturday, October 24 through Wednesday, November 4, 2009. Mazda will exhibit the 'Mazda SKY-G' direct-injection petrol engine, the 'Mazda SKY-D' clean diesel engine and the 'Mazda SKY Drive' high-efficiency automatic transmission. The Tokyo Motor Show, to be held at Makuhari Messe in Chiba Prefecture, will also mark the Japan debut of the Kiyora concept car as an exhibit of Mazda's next-generation environmental and safety technologies.

Mazda's theme for the 2009 Tokyo Motor Show is 'The Mazda SKY concept Providing driving pleasure and environmental and safety features for all customers!' Under the headings of 'Today,' 'Tomorrow' and 'The Future,' Mazda will display advanced technologies designed to improve the average fuel economy of Mazda vehicles sold globally 30 percent by 2015 compared to 2008 levels.


Mazda is committed to significantly improving the core aspects of its vehicles that affect performance - engines, transmissions, and lighter vehicle weight - in order to achieve elevated driving pleasure together with outstanding environmental and safety features. The Mazda SKY concept defines Mazda's approach to developing next-generation powertrains that will significantly improve the eco-friendliness and dynamic performance of all Mazda vehicles.

Based on the SKY concept, Mazda's 'Technologies for Tomorrow' display at this year's Tokyo Motor Show will include the next-generation direct-injection petrol Mazda SKY-G engine and the Mazda SKY-D clean diesel engine. Both offer improved eco-friendliness and torque thanks to optimized combustion efficiency. Mazda will also reveal its first next-generation automatic transmission, the Mazda SKY-Drive, which offers first-rate fuel economy and a direct driving performance feel.

The Mazda Kiyora, a next-generation compact concept car imbued with Mazda's fun-to-drive character, will make its Japanese debut at the Tokyo show. Featuring the next-generation Mazda SKY concept powertrain technologies and comprehensive advancements in weight reduction, the Kiyora achieves outstanding fuel economy, estimated to be 3.1 l/100 km (under Japan's 10-15 mode test cycle).


Alongside the SKY concept exhibits, Mazda will also feature a 'Today's Technologies' exhibit that includes i-stop, an idling stop system that was introduced with the all-new Mazda3 (Axela in Japan). 'Future Technologies' will showcase the advanced Mazda Premacy Hydrogen RE Hybrid, with its hydrogen-powered rotary engine, and various vehicle technologies under development as part of Mazda's drive to realize an accident-free and safe motorized society.