SKYACTIV Technology takes Mazda to the top of the list of the most fuel-efficient automotive brands on U.S. roads for the fifth straight year. This is according to the 2017 Light-Duty Automotive Technology, Carbon Dioxide Emissions, and Fuel Economy Trends report by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
According to the latest release of the annual report just published this January 2018, Mazda had the highest adjusted fuel economy performance among the 13 brands listed in the review. The average manufacturer adjusted fuel economy of Mazda models sold in the U.S. during the 2016 model year was 29.6 miles to the gallon (12.58 kilometers per liter) for the combined cycle. This is a 0.4mpg (0.17 km/l) increase from the previous year’s report results which Mazda also topped. The EPA report likewise reveals that at 301g/mi (187g/km), Mazda also recorded the lowest average CO2 emissions of any carmaker.
The U.S. EPA report states that technological innovation in Gasoline Direct Injection and transmission technology played an important role in helping the automotive industry achieve CO2 emissions, fuel economy, and performance goals. Deployed throughout Mazda’s model line-up, the SKYACTIV Technology range of lightweight engines, transmissions, chassis and car bodies has been a key factor to the company leading the EPA’s list for the last five years. This achievement reflects in particular the carmaker’s efforts to optimise internal combustion in the name of real-world performance and fuel economy.
Moreover, Mazda bested other car manufacturers in the report despite not having hybrid, electric (EV), plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV), and fuel cell vehicles (FCV) in its current line-up. The EPA uses its adjusted figures, which are considered to closely reflect real-world values, for each vehicle sold during the model year and then averages them based on sales volumes in the U.S. market.
“Mazda has always stood for maximizing performance through efficiency,” says Steven Tan, president and CEO of Bermaz Auto Philippines, the exclusive distributor of Mazda vehicles and parts in the country. “This is the fifth year that Mazda has topped the report’s results. The feat is a testament to the passion Mazda engineers put into the development of its products. With the current range of SKYACTIV Technology-equipped models, Filipino customers can be sure that their Mazda vehicles have the latest engine, transmission, chassis, and suspension innovations which will provide them the best value and performance for their money.”
Bermaz Auto Philippines, Inc. is the exclusive distributor of Mazda vehicles and parts in the Philippines. Its current product line-up now includes the Mazda2 sub-compact sedan and hatchback, the Mazda3 compact sedan and hatchback, the Mazda6 full-size executive sedan and sports wagon, the CX-3 freestyle crossover, the all-new CX-5 five-seater and the all-new CX-9 seven-seater premium crossovers, the MX-5 2-seater sports roadster and the BT-50 pickup truck. There are 19 Mazda 3S dealerships located across the Philippines and Metro Manila – Mazda Greenhills, Mazda Pasig, Mazda Quezon Avenue, Mazda North EDSA, Mazda Makati, Mazda Alabang, Mazda Otis, Mazda Cavite, Mazda Sta. Rosa, Mazda Pulilan, Mazda Pampanga, Mazda Dagupan, Mazda Cabanatuan, Mazda Tarlac, Mazda Negros, Mazda Cebu, Mazda Iloilo, Mazda Cagayan De Oro and Mazda Davao. Soon to open are Mazda Butuan and Mazda General Santos, both in Mindanao in the 2nd Quarter 2018.