Learn How Skyactiv Technology Drives Mazda Into the Future

No matter what roadblocks and barriers have been put in the way over the last century or so, Mazda has always found a way to keep pushing through, continuing to innovate cars that are safe, efficient, and most importantly, fun to drive. In recent years, that's been the basis of Mazda's Skyactiv Technology and Platforms, a set of engines, transmissions, body frames and chassis that unites the entire new model lineup that you'll discover here in Alexandria. By having all components of each and every Mazda working in perfect harmony, and innovating each and every year to find room for small improvements all around, you'll continue to find cars that are lots of fun to drive around northern Virginia and beyond. Visit our Alexandria Mazda dealership today and learn more about what the Skyactiv Technology in your specific Mazda model means for your travels.

Skyactiv Blends Mazda's History With Modern Innovations

Though the name Skyactiv has only been around for a few years, it's simply a continuation of what Mazda's always been. In the aftermath of the Hiroshima bombing in Japan, Mazda's founders built the carmaker from the ground up, with a focus on fun-to-drive vehicles, an idea that sticks around today. Even as standard for automakers have constantly changed and become tougher to meet, Mazda never balked at meeting those challenges. Instead of jumping on every new technology that was developed elsewhere in the auto industry, Mazda's innovators slowed things down and acted deliberately before making sweeping changes. That led to small improvements, meeting environmental and safety standards along the way, all while sticking to its ideals of making fun-to-drive cars.

With the comprehensive Skyactiv Technology these days, those ideals remain the same. By blending improvements for great fuel economy and less emissions along with safer designs and in-car tech for driver assistance, Mazda continues to roll out models like the Mazda3, Mazda CX-3 and Mazda MX-5 Miata, all dynamic options for your travels around Alexandria and northern Virginia. By designing the Skyactiv engines, transmissions, body frames and chassis setups to meet modern standards and regulations without sacrificing the fun driving dynamics the brand is known for, Mazda continues to subtly innovate its technology without losing focus on what the automaker's always been about.

Learn About the Skyactiv Technology Components That Make Up Your Mazda

When looking at the engine of the Mazda6, Mazda CX-5 or other new or lightly used vehicle you're interested in, you'll notice it has some kind of Skyactiv nomenclature. That shared branded language continues with either the automatic transmission or manual setup you choose, and even the body and chassis of your Mazda is a Skyactiv design. Having these four major areas united under one technology umbrella ensures everything with your Mazda is constantly working in perfect harmony.

Most Mazda cars will feature a Skyactiv-G engine, which provides four-cylinders, often turbocharged, to deliver a balance of efficiency and capabilities. Relatively new to the fold, the Skyactiv-D diesel engines that are becoming more available these days will provide a new blend of premium efficiency and dynamic driving. This setup is available in certain trims of the Mazda CX-5 and will soon be offered with the all-new Mazda CX-30, another compact crossover. For your transmission, you can choose either the Skyactiv-Drive, an automatic setup in name only, as it blends the best of CVTs, dual-clutch and conventional automatics. For slightly different driving dynamics, the Skyactiv-MT provides that manual setup that allows you to command your gear shifting.

Combining those innovative engines and transmission styles with the Skyactiv-Body and Skyactiv-Chassis makes your Mazda nimble and responsive to your steering, acceleration, braking and other commands from behind the steering wheel. Making the body both rigid and lightweight, with a high-end chassis, Mazda creates cars and crossovers that are ready for all your travels. Interested in learning more about what's going on under the hood and below your Mazda? Visit Brown's Alexandria Mazda today and we'll be happy to tell you all about our Skyactiv Technology.


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