Mazda has announced that the Light Duty Fuel Economy Trends Report* released by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on January 12, 2018, lists the company as having the highest overall Manufacturer Adjusted Fuel Economy for the 2016 model year**.
This makes it the fifth year in a row that Mazda has received the first-place ranking.
The EPA’s report summarises fuel economy trends by model year for vehicles sold in the U.S. and ranks automakers by Manufacturer Adjusted Fuel Economy. Mazda’s overall average fuel economy was 29.6 miles per gallon (7.9 l/100km), an improvement of 0.4 mpg over the previous year.
Mazda New Zealand Managing Director, David Hodge, said the report is further evidence of Mazda’s on-going commitment to producing vehicles that provide a fantastic driving experience while at the same time delivering outstanding environmental and safety performance.
“The company developed SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY; an innovative range of engines, transmissions, bodies and chassis; and deployed them throughout our vehicle lineup and this has played a key role in allowing Mazda to record the highest overall average fuel economy five years in a row.”
Moving forward, Mazda hopes to help create a future in which people, the earth and society can coexist with cars, to enrich people's lives through a car ownership experience that celebrates driving, and to become a brand that customers feel a strong emotional connection.
*An annual report published by the EPA which summarizes the fuel economy trends of new passenger vehicles and light trucks since 1975.
**Manufacturer Adjusted Fuel Economy: The average fuel economy of all vehicles sold by a manufacturer over a one year period. In the Fuel Economy Trends Report, the EPA uses adjusted combined city and highway fuel economy figures for each model by model year, and the average is weighted for sales volume. # # # For more information please see: Official Website of the EPA: https://www.epa.gov/ Mazda’s Environmental Technology website: http://www.mazda.com/technology/env/