Mazda increases the production of CX-5 and double the production capacity for SKYACTIV engines!
Mazda increases the production for CX-5 model
Mazda CX 5 SUV
Mazda Motor Corporation recently announced increase of production capacity for the SUV Mazda CX-5, from 200,000 to 240,000 annual units. This can be achieved by expanding production Ujina Plant No. 2 which includes Ujina No.1 Factory (Japan).
Modernization that has brought to the assembly based on the innovative Mazda line production -called Monotsukuri Innovation- that will allow production of new generation products SKYACTIV at Ujina No.1 Factory, sooner than anticipated. The move was made in response to high demand for the CX-5 worldwide.
CX-5 is the first model that incorporates all SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY. It won excellent reputation for providing both savings the consumption and an intense driving experience. Since the beginning of sales in February, Mazda has received orders exceeding initial estimates, updating and target for the year overall from 160 000-190 000 units for fiscal year 2012.
Mazda representative director and president of the Board, President and CEO Takashi Yamanouchi said: "I am grateful for the CX-5 assessments received from customers around the world. Increase production for CX-5 shows the hard work to provide, for the clients waiting, the car as soon as possible. Increased production CX-5 will also contribute to the introduction of a flexible manufacturing system that allows production of new SKYACTIV products at Ujina No.1 Factory. We believe that this demonstrates that Mazda is making progress in optimizing the production process ".
Mazda doubles the annual production capacity for SKYACTIV engines
Mazda engines will double annual production capacity of SKYACTIV engines. Production volume will be increased from 400,000 to 800,000 units per year in October 2012.
Increased capacity occurs in response to growing demand for vehicles equipped with Mazda SKYACTIV technology. This was possible due to the permanent concern of the company to have an efficient and flexible production system using multiple purpose equipment.
SKYACTIV-G is a gasoline engine, next generation, highly efficient with direct injection. Mazda engineers have solved the problem of abnormal combustion, known as "knocking", to get the world highest compression ratio for a of mass-produced gasoline engine, of 14:1. It is available on the Mazda CX-5, currently being launched in markets worldwide. It is also available on the new generation Mazda6 that will be launched this year.
SKYACTIV-D is a next-generation clean diesel engine that meets worldwide emissions regulations without the need for a costly treatment system for nitrogen oxide (NOx). This achieves the lower compression ratio for mass-produced diesel. The first model equipped with SKYACTIV-D is Mazda CX-5. Will also be available on the new generation Mazda6.
Mazda plans to sell 1.7 million units globally in fiscal year that ends in March 2016. Models that includes technologies SKYACTIV is expected for 80% of total sales.
Mazda SKYACTIV history of technology:
October 2009: SKY Concept debut at the 41st edition of the Tokyo Motor Show
2010: Announcing the technologies scheme in June
2011 SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY: Mazda Demio
Facelift launched in Japan incorporating SKZACTIV-D diesel engine
September 2011: Mazda Axela facelift transmission, incorporating SKYACTIV-DRIVE, launched in Japan
February 2012 : Mazda CX-5, the first in a series of products that will incorporate SKYACTIV whole series of technologies (SKYACTIV-G or SKYACTIV-D, SKYACTIV-DRIVE, SKYACTIV-CHASSIS and SKYACTIV-BODY).
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