Mazda is overwhelmed by the success of the CX-5 and SKYACTIV engines

Late last year, Mazda put on sale in the European market the Mazda CX-5, a compact SUV that already promises great success for the company since it was introduced in the summer of 2011. A very successful aesthetic, which has had much of the blame for the car will rise to the award for Best SUV 2011 according to your votes, also binds to the latest mechanics. SKYACTIV engines, both diesel as in gasoline, have made a small technological revolution that buyers have appreciated.

The brand has announced that the Japanese factory that produced the Mazda CX-5 can not cope with the avalanche of orders that are getting the model, both from the local market in Europe and North America. To do this, have been forced to increase by 20% the rate of production of the model. From here a few weeks establish a production rate of 240,000 units annually in the Ujina plant, which until now was done at a rate of 200,000 units annually.

The large-scale deliveries pulled in February in Japan. Since then more have received over 24,000 orders across the country, and some have not even met. For U.S. orders totaling over 20,000 units, while the third largest number of orders is Russia, which exceeds 16,000 units. The Russian case is one that deviates more than forecast, as it sought to sell 12,000 units throughout the year but in just five months are about to overcome that barrier.

As mentioned, much of the success of this model have SKYACTIV-D engine and SKYACTIV-G, the new batch of petrol and diesel engines that Mazda has released for sale in recent months. Currently offered in several models of Mazda CX-5 but has its engine range consists exclusively of this technology. It is therefore largely responsible for that Mazda has announced it will double production of engines SKYACTIV from October from 400,000 units to 800,000 units per year current year.

This is also because next year will be released the next-generation Mazda6, which also installed only SKYACTIV engines, and probably involve a small revolution in the medium saloon segment. This decision fits in perfectly with the intent to manufacture Mazda 1,700,000 units in 2017, while 80% of them equipped with SKYACTIV engines. No doubt the excellent work you are doing the Japanese in recent years.

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