Mazda CX-5 SKYACTIV engines and: significant increase in production
Mazda Motor Corporation announced that it would increase the production capacity of its new crossover SUV, the CX-5 200 000 240 000 units per year. To do this, the group will produce the CX-5 in both plant # 2 in factory # 1 Ujina. The changes made to the assembly line are directly the result of the innovative concept that Mazda baptize Monotsukuri integrated into the manufacturing process and will happen - sooner than expected - the new generation of SKYACTIV products plant No. 1 Ujina. This decision was taken in order to answer the demand that is currently experiencing the CX-5 in many countries of the world.
The CX-5 is the first model to integrate in whole SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY. It is reputed to offer a both excellent fuel efficiency and a rewarding driving experience. Since the launch of the CX-5 last February, Mazda has received a number of orders far superior to its initial forecast, and has revised upwards its annual sales target, passing 160 000 190 000 units for the year 2012.
Takashi Yamanouchi, Director and Chairman of the Board, President and CEO of Mazda, said: "I am delighted by the warm welcome customers worldwide reserve to the CX-5. By increasing the production capacity of the CX-5, we show our customers that we are doing our best to deliver this new model in their best delays. In parallel, we will also be able to set up a production system flexibIe that will allow us to produce the new generation SKYACTIV of our products on the site # 1 Ujina. I am convinced that by doing so, Mazda shows that steady progress in optimizing its automobile manufacturing process. "
Mazda will double the annual production capacity of its SKYACTIV engines to bring it to 800,000 units
The plant will have its production volume from 400 000 to 800 000 units per year in October 2012. It produces both SKYACTIV-D diesel engines that SKYACTIV-G gasoline engines. Mazda has increased its production capacity to cope with the increased demand models integrating its SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY. To do this, he continued the development of a flexible and efficient production system using a versatile equipment.
Block SKYACTIV-G engine is a direct injection gasoline high performance energetics. The Mazda engineers have solved the problem of combustion, better known under the name of "click" to achieve the world's highest compression ratio for a petrol engine mounted on a vehicle serial. Available on the Mazda CX-5 is currently markets several steps around the world. It will also offer the new generation Mazda6 will be launched before the end of this year.
The SKYACTIV-D diesel engine block is a new generation, extremely clean, which meets the worldwide emissions standards without requiring the adoption of a costly system of post-treatment of nitrogen oxides (NOx). It displays the lowest in the world for a diesel engine compression ratio mounted on a vehicle serial. The first model to be equipped with the SKYACTIV-D block will be the Mazda CX-5. It will also offer the new generation Mazda6 will be launched before the end of this year.
Mazda expects to sell 1.7 million units worldwide in the year ending in March 2016. Models with the SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY should represent 80% of total sales.
History Mazda SKYACTIV technologies
October 2009: Debut on the international stage at the SKY CONCEPT 41st Tokyo Motor Show
October 2010: General Presentation of SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY
June 2011: Launch of Japan Mazda Demio Restyled equipped petrol engine
September 2011: Launch of Japan restyled Mazda Axela equipped SKYACTIV-G engine and transmission SkyActive-DRIVE
February 2012: Mazda CX-5, the first new Mazda models integrate the full range of SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY (SKYACTIV-G engine and SKYACTIV-D SKYACTIV-DRIVE transmission, chassis and SKYACTIV SKYACTIV structure)
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