If you’re considering a new Mazda in Florida, then you’ve likely heard or seen the phrase “Skyactiv® Technology” before. What exactly is Skyactiv® Technology, though? Rather than just a buzzword thrown around to sell cars, Skyactiv® is a new way of building cars that Mazda is applying to models like the MAZDA3 and MAZDA6. This vehicle technology is designed to dramatically increase fuel efficiency while still providing the same zoom-zoom performance drivers expect from a Mazda on Bradenton roads.
When driving, the engine builds up kinetic energy. Most of this is lost when you brake, though, which traditionally is wasted as heat escape from the brakes. i-ELOOP is a regenerative braking system that takes that kinetic energy and changes it to electricity. Once the car is stopped, the energy rescued by i-ELOOP is used to power the car’s electronics, including the headlights, climate control, and MAZDA CONNECT® infotainment system. This lessens the burden on the engine and in turn improves fuel economy.
At Cox Mazda, we carry the latest Mazda vehicles equipped with Skyactiv® Technology. Visit our Mazda dealership at 3101 Cortez Road West in Bradenton, FL, conveniently located near Sarasota and Tampa, to test drive the current Mazda3, Mazda6, Mazda CX-5, and more. See for yourself how Mazda is continually improving the driving experience, and get in touch with any questions.