The facelifted Mazda Demio (known overseas as the Mazda2) with the SKYACTIV-G 1.3 gasoline engine, together with its development team, has received the 2011-2012 Car Technology of the Year award from the Japan Automotive Hall of Fame (JAHFA). The Mazda Demio 13-SKYACTIV was launched in Japan in June 2011. The result was announced today by JAHFA, a registered nonprofit organization based in Tokyo.
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The winner of the Car Technology of the Year award is selected by the Automotive Hall of Fame committee, which comprises eleven university professors and researchers. The Mazda Demio 13-SKYACTIV was recognized for the following points:
1. Advanced combustion characteristics that were developed through comprehensive analysis of the internal combustion engine
2. Improved driving performance and improved value-for-money
3. Best balance of pleasing driving and environmental concern
The breakthrough SKYACTIV-G 1.3 engine in the facelifted Mazda Demio achieves a record high* compression ratio (for a regular gasoline mass production automobile engine) of 14.0:1 and exhibits high efficiency, especially under high load at low rpm. In order to avoid knocking – an unavoidable issue with conventional high-compression engines – the SKYACTIV-G 1.3 features a number of new technologies, such as piston cavities that are specially designed to support ideal combustion, and multi-hole injectors that enable precise fuel injection control.
With the combination of the SKYACTIV-G 13 engine, Mazda’s unique i-stop idling stop system and a continuously variable transmission (CVT), the facelifted Mazda Demio delivers outstanding fuel economy of 30.0km/L (10-15 mode test cycle) or 25.0km/L (Japan’s JC08 test cycle).
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