Thursday, September 20, 2012

Skyactiv-Drive Brings Sporty To Automatic Transmissions

Manual transmission vehicles have an aura about them that give drivers a sense of speed as if they are a burning rubber around Daytona Speedway. The problem is that unless you have a really good imagination, traditional automatic transmission cars don't have that extra "it" factor in performance. The engineers at Mazda examined a wide array of transmissions and making key target areas during the process. The result was the Skyactiv-Drive which provided increased fuel economy, smooth shifting, and the sporty feel of a manual transmission.
The Skyactiv-Drive has a low NVH (noise, vibration, and harshness)  which means it helps make the ride quieter and smoother.

Getting down to the facts, the Skyactiv-Drive is the perfection of the best of todays conventional automatic transmissions. The improved torque efficiency, direct-drive, responsive handling, reduced torque slippage, and low level of operating noise lives true to the Skyactiv name. You can find the Skyactiv-Drive automatic transmission in 2012 and 2013 models of the Skyactiv Mazda3 sedan and hatchback as well as the 2013 Mazda Skyactiv CX-5. Skyactiv-Drive will also be with the upcoming Skyactiv-D diesel engine starting in a 2014 model.

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