Mazda Reports Record Sales in June 2013 Led by Exclusive SkyActiv Technology
Led by the wave of their sophisticated and patented SkyActiv technology, Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) has reported a 13 percent increase in June 2013 sales over June of last year, with an impressive 22,496 units sold. Up to this point in 2013 MNAO has sold 144,943 vehicles in the United States, up 0.8% from last year at this time. Mazda’s SkyActiv technology is helping fuel this robust sales increase with its optimal combination of performance and fuel efficiency, and we’re proud to be offering it here at Biggers Mazda in Elgin.
Released during the 2011 model year, SkyActiv is a sophisticated attempt by Mazda’s engineers and designers to come up with innovative and high-tech solutions to making vehicles more powerful and more fuel-efficient at the same time. SkyActiv technologies include a combination of new engines, transmissions, bodies, and chassis.
Mazda’s SkyActiv engines are a series of direct injection gasoline engines that inject gasoline directly into the pistons, helping to increase output while conserving fuel at the same time.
Popular SkyActiv Models
Of all the Mazda vehicles sold in the United States during June 2013, 72.5% of them were equipped with SkyActiv technology. Here’s a look at just a couple of these models:
2014 Mazda6: SkyActiv really shows its prowess in the 2014 Mazda6, a top pick in the competitive midsize sedan segment. The Mazda6’s SkyActiv-equipped 2.5L four-cylinder engine puts out a commanding 184 hp and 185 lb-ft of torque while saving lots of money at the gas tank with an estimated 38 mpg highway and 26 mpg city. Additionally, the Mazda6 has been fully redesigned for the 2014 model year with a roomy, well-equipped cabin, responsive driving dynamics, and a striking new exterior design.
2014 Mazda CX-5: Drivers looking for a fun and incredibly fuel-efficient compact crossover SUV would do well to take a look at this model. The available 2.5L SkyActiv four-cylinder engine delivers the same 184 hp and 185 lb-ft of torque as the Mazda6 while getting impressive fuel economy for an SUV at an estimated 32 mpg highway and 25 mpg in the city.
Test Drive a New Mazda
In addition to these models, the Mazda3 and CX-9 are also very popular vehicles on sale at Biggers Mazda right now. Drivers can come in to test drive a new, used, or certified pre-owned model, or to find out about financing a new Mazda. You can find Biggers Mazda at 1320 East Chicago Street in Elgin, Illinois—we hope you’ll stop by soon!