Mazda Motor Corporation has announced that global production of its three full-SKYACTIV vehicles, the Mazda CX-5, Mazda6 and Mazda3 has surpassed one million units, reaching 1,040,000 units as of the end of March 2014.
All three models adopt the full range of Mazda’s SKYACTIV technologies. The milestone was achieved approximately two years and four months after production of the CX-5 began in November 2011.
Andrew Clearwater, Managing Director of Mazda New Zealand, says Mazda locally has played a significant role in reaching this milestone.
“Here in NZ, the CX-5 has proven to be a top selling vehicle, invariably taking the number one place in its class since it launched. Similarly the Mazda6 vies for top place in the medium segment consistently, while the all-new Mazda3 even though it has only been in the market a couple of months it is already fast approaching record sales.”
Mazda developed SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY with the aim of offering every customer outstanding environmental and safety performance, without sacrificing the brand’s renowned driving pleasure. The innovative range of technologies is the result of an uncompromising overhaul aimed at improving the efficiency of the base components that dictate the fundamental performance of the automobile, such as the engine and transmission, while reducing vehicle weight.
The new generation vehicles that feature SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY also adopt Mazda’s KODO—Soul of Motion design theme which aims to express the strength, beauty and tension found in the movements of untamed animals.
As of the end of March 2014, Mazda is producing its three full-SKYACTIV models in Japan, Mexico, Thailand and China, and selling them in over 100 different countries and regions.
The automaker is continuing efforts to expand the lineup and plans to introduce another five all-new models with SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY by fiscal year ending March 2016.
Above: Cumulative production volume
History of full-SKYACTIV models
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