Mazda presented today at the Tokyo Motor Show the Kiyora - a concept car powered by the next-generation “Mazda SKY-G 1.3L” gasoline engine mated to a next-generation “Mazda SKY-Drive” transmission.
The car is also equipped with Mazda’s proprietary “i-stop” advanced idling stop system which eliminates wasted fuel consumption when the vehicle is momentarily stationary. As a result the concept has an incredible fuel consumption of 32km/L.
The Kiyora is larger than the Demio and features a a signature five-point grille with 3-dimensional elements over the entire body, 18-inch alloy wheels and extremely short overhangs.
Mazda unveiled at the Paris Auto Show the Kiyora Concept, a model that features Mazda’s new Smart Idle-Stop System (SISS) system and direct injection engines in an attempt to improve the average fuel economy of Mazda vehicles sold globally 30% by 2015.
Mazda Kiyora gives an indication where Mazda could go with a small, eco-friendly city car in the near future. It is highly fuel efficient, with a very small CO2 footprint, delivering Zoom- Zoom driving fun and high levels of safety. The car chieves this by taking Mazda’s acclaimed lightweight strategy to a new level by employing an extremely rigid and lightweight carbon-fibre body structure beneath a small, aerodynamic outer skin and a spirited, small-displacement 1.3-liter direct injection engine.
Mazda’s SISS saves fuel by automatically shutting down the engine when the vehicle is stationary, and achieves a quick and quiet restart for stress free driving. The system injects a small amount of fuel directly into the engine’s cylinders and ignites it to generate downward piston force which, with the aid of an electric motor, rapidly returns the engine to idle speed.