Mazda Technology



Wherever more efficiency could be unlocked, we’ve done so. Engines create more power, yet use less fuel. Transmissions have less friction and are smaller and lighter. High tensile steel dramatically cuts body weight to improve handling and economy, but safety isn’t compromised. Closely optimised aerodynamics boost efficiency and performance.

SKYACTIV-G petrol engine

The SKYACTIV-G petrol engine features direct injection with a precise multi-hole system to minimise fuel use. Its unique piston design promotes more effective fuel combustion – boosting power and lowering emissions.

Used in: Mazda2, Mazda3, Mazda6, CX-3 and CX-5.

SKYACTIV-D diesel engine

SKYACTIV-D diesel engines have a lower compression ratio than conventional diesels which allows for much lighter internal components. This reduces friction and inertia, enabling more responsive power delivery. Multi-hole piezo injectors and variable valve lift optimise engine economy.

Used in: Mazda6 and CX-5.


We wanted a manual transmission that gives you the light, crisp, shifting feel of a sports car. Simplified internal design, plus close attention to the shift mechanisms, has delivered this responsive and sporting feel.

Used in: Mazda2, Mazda3, CX-3 (2.0L Petrol FWD) and CX-5 (Maxx).


We’ve combined the best attributes of conventional automatic, continuously variable and dual clutch transmissions.

The SKYACTIV-Drive transmission couples directly with the engine over a far wider range than other automatics. This delivers a significant improvement in fuel economy and a more direct, manual transmission-like power delivery and driving feel.

Used in: Mazda2, Mazda3, Mazda6, CX-3 and CX-5.


New-generation design and materials achieve incredible lightness and rigidity.

Increased use of high and ultra-high tensile steel throughout cuts weight, yet bolsters rigidity. Throughout the structure we’ve worked tirelessly to save every gram.

Used in: Mazda2, Mazda3, Mazda6, CX-3 and CX-5.


From the ground up we’ve re-designed every component to create a strong sense of ‘oneness’ between car and driver.

To achieve nimble handling with superb bump absorption, the front strut and rear multi-link suspension uses firmer bushings and completely revised geometry.

Used in: Mazda2, Mazda3, Mazda6, CX-3 and CX-5.


Come to a stop and i-stop automatically turns off your engine to save fuel. The engine is perfectly positioned to leap back into action, so restarting takes much less time than conventional systems.

Used in: Mazda2 (Maxx and Genki), Mazda3, Mazda6, CX-3 and CX-5.


With i-ELOOP, harvested energy is used to power on-board electrical systems such as climate control, audio, headlamps and even engine management. This cuts fuel use by as much as 10% in everyday traffic conditions (coupled with i-stop).

Used in: Mazda3 (XD Astina) and Mazda6.



i-ACTIVSENSE advanced safety technologies take confidence to the highest level. These intelligent systems are designed to help you recognise potential hazards, avoid collisions and to minimise the severity of accidents when they’re unavoidable.

Adaptive Front-lighting System (AFS)

Swivels headlamps up to 15 degrees in the direction you’re steering, revealing more of the corner.

Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM)

By scanning external mirrors’ blind spots, this system warns of any obscured vehicles to help you avoid making hazardous lane changes. LED icon on the relevant mirror is accompanied by warning beeper.

Forward Obstruction Warning (FOW) – camera based system

Mazda CX-9 only. A camera mounted at the top of the windscreen monitors the distance to the vehicle in front and if a collision is possible, the driver is prompted to take evasive action via an audible warning and a visual alert.

Forward Obstruction Warning (FOW) and Smart Brake Support (SBS)

By monitoring the distance to the vehicle in front and its speed, FOW senses if a collision is possible. It prompts you to take evasive action via a warning sound and visual alert. Also incorporates Smart Brake Support (SBS). If the system senses a high risk of impact, it applies initial pressure to the brakes to give you faster response should you brake. If you take evasive action the system de-activates. If no evasive action is taken, the brakes are applied automatically.

High Beam Control (HBC)

Makes night driving easier by reducing driver effort. Senses oncoming cars’ headlamps, or leading cars’ tail-lamps, and automatically switches from high to low beam, then back when it’s safe. Also selects low beam in lit areas or at low speed.

Lane Departure Warning (LDW)

A windscreen-mounted camera monitors road lane markings and provides an audible alert if you’re about to stray from your lane. Warning comes from speaker on the same side as the lane the system determines your vehicle may be deviating toward.

Radar Cruise Control

Uses radar to monitor the car ahead, and automatically adjusts your speed to maintain a safe distance. Reduces driver effort by managing the accelerator and brake pedals. Both can still be used at any time, and the system can be switched on and off as needed.

Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)

RCTA assists you when you’re reversing from a parking space, warning if a car is approaching from either side of your vehicle. LED icon on both mirrors is accompanied by warning beeper.

Smart City Brake Support (SCBS)

Helps prevent or lessen, low-speed impacts. At speeds of 4 – 30km/h, SCBS monitors the vehicle in front to assess the possibility of a collisions. If the system detects a high risk of impact, it applies initial braking pressure to deliver faster response should you brake. If you brake, the system de-activates. If you don’t brake, the brakes are applied automatically.


KODO Design

KODO captures the very instant energy becomes motion. It’s the muscular beauty you see when an animal pounces, or when a human leaps into action. Everywhere you look, this dynamic poise is enhanced by elegant detail. The five-point grille, defining body lines and powerful stance all show our design philosophy in action.

‘KODO – Soul of Motion’ design direction has shaped the dynamic style and premium presence of All-New Mazda3, Mazda6, CX-5 and CX-9.


MZD Connect

MZD Connect gives you access to your music, contacts and social networks all from a single screen – receive texts, make calls* and check Twitter.

You can tweak numerous aspects of your car like navigation, sound, display and vehicle settings – all from MZD Connects’s intuitive interface.