Mazda is taking the futuristic Kiyora Concept to the Tokyo Motor Show, together with their new SKY engines and transmission.
Despite the world’s car makers staying away from the Tokyo Motor Show next month, the home-grown makers are expected to put on a bit of a show, and Mazda has revealed that they will be taking their Kiyora Concept (no, it’s not orange and fruity) to the show, together with a showcase of the new Mazda SKY Tech – that’s a new petrol engine, a new diesel and a new transmission.
The Mazda SKY-G is a new direct injection petrol engine and the Mazda SKY-D is Mazda’s new, clean diesel. They are shown off in a display featuring “Technologies for Today, Tomorrow and The Future”, together with Mazda’s new Mazda SKY Drive high-efficiency automatic transmissions. These new technologies are expected to bring Mazda’s corporate average fuel economy down by 30% in the next five years.
The ‘Today’ technology section of Mazda’s stand will feature things like stop-start; the ‘Tomorrow bit will focus on the new SKY engines and transmission and the ‘Future’ bit will show off the Mazda Premacy Hydrogen RE Hybrid and the Mazda Kiyora Concept.
The Kiyora Concept is a lightweight car powered by the new Mazda SKY engines and featuring the SKY-Drive transmission and a bunch of other Eco-Tech like i-stop and regenerative braking. It weighs in at least 220lbs less than anything else in Mazda’s current range and will do 75mpg.
Full details in Mazda’s Tokyo Motor Show Press Release.