Talk about a bold claim from Mazda, as the Japanese automaker has said its next Mazda2 subcompact would get 70 miles per gallon, making it the most fuel-efficient gasoline car on the road.

The vehicle will go on sale in Japan next year and it will be the first vehicle to get Mazda’s new engine and transmission technology, called SKYACTIV. Mazda hopes that this new setup will improve fuel economy on its cars by 30 percent by 2015. The company hopes to introduce the new SKYACTIV system on all of its cars by 2016.

The company also plans on building hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and an electric vehicle, using their current technology, by 2015. Currently, Mazda has no hybrid system of their own, but we don’t doubt that they have the ability to develop one.

The current Mazda2 manages 29/35 miles per gallon city/highway, which is decent, but not good enough to compete with the new B- and C-segment vehicles.

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Source: Reuters

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6 comments:

  (595) posted on 07.27.2011

I’m really amazed on the upgrade they have done on this one. A 70 mile per gallon will surely an efficient car. I bet this is going to be big production for Mazda. Japan is really amazing when talking about technology.

  (412) posted on 03.25.2011

Mazda really aimed high for the best. And I am so excited on their upcoming models

  (528) posted on 03.1.2011

they are releasing a lot of good and performance car, well you can get you Speed3 in your country but it’s only Order Basis, you’ll have to wait for it for at least 2-3 months.

  (337) posted on 03.1.2011

That was a lot of addition to the Mazda , but it will surely add a little price to it because of the additional package . I hope local Mazda dealers here will conduct another free test drive of the Mazda mx-5.

  (745) posted on 11.26.2010

The blazing Mazda2, love it so much. The skin color of this car suit my taste well.

  (677) posted on 11.17.2010

Second, sedans hide your cargo from thieves. If you live in a city, this is a valid concern.

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