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Mazda’s Green Initiatives at Geneva

The Mazda5 will make its world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show, together with a DISI petrol engine with i-stop, and the company will also showcase its SKY Concept green technologies.

The all-new Mazda5 people carrier features Mazda’s new styling, and comes with a new 2.0-litre DISI petrol engine equipped with i-stop that achieves around 15 percent reduction in CO2 emissions. There’s also a new five-speed automatic transmission developed especially for the new DISI petrol engine.

The Mazda5 can seat up to seven people, it has a flexible interior and sliding rear doors for easy access.

Mazda will also highlight its continuing environmental programmes in Geneva with the European premiere of its next-generation SKY Concept – including the SKY-G petrol and SKY-D diesel engines, and the Mazda SKY-Drive automatic transmission – set for global roll out beginning in 2011.

These new products are next-generation technologies that Mazda says will make a major contribution to achieving its published target of improving fuel economy by 30 percent by 2015.

The SKY-G petrol engine will use 15 percent less fuel than the previous 2.0-litre engine, and be as efficient as today’s 2.2-litre diesel.

The SKY-D diesel engine will improve fuel economy by 20 percent compared to Mazda’s current 2.2-litre diesel.

The new automatic transmission will improve fuel economy by five percent, and will have a feel similar to a dual clutch transmission.

The Geneva Motor Show takes place from 4th to 14th March 2010.

Keywords: Mazda5, Geneva Motor Show, DISI petrol engine, i-stop, SKY Concept technologies, SKY-G petrol engine, SKY-D diesel engine, Mazda SKY-Drive automatic transmission.