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Sustainable Zoom-Zoom Concept and New-Car Buyer Trends Intersect

April 19, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 96

Mazda engineers were right on the money when they adopted their Sustainable Zoom-Zoom policy so many years ago; particularly considering the buyer trend that just permeated industry headlines earlier this month.

According to Polk, hybrid owners are proving to be rather dis-loyal to their eco-friendly model vehicles. Only 35% of the folks who bought a hybrid vehicle in the past bought another hybrid when they returned to the vehicle market in 2011.

It seems the hybrid-gasoline and all-electric vehicle market has yet to find that sweet spot between price point and perceived consumer value.

Until now.

Through the great recession and resultant automotive industry sales slump, Mazda has been on a warpath to build a better car, and everything from the engine to the vehicle body has been dissected on the exam table and rebuilt to meet their needs. Since 2007, the Sustainable Zoom-Zoom vision has driven them to use next-generation technology to develop cars that are better for the environment, safer for passengers, and equally as fun to drive as the best-selling Mazda Miata MX-5. The results hit the U.S. market in March via the 2013 Mazda CX-5 crossover SUV with SKYACTIV® technology.

The SKYACTIV®-G engine is a normal 2.0-liter gasoline engine that delivers 10% to 15% more torque while consuming 15% less fuel, creating fewer emissions than the "old" 2.0-liter engine. Manual transmission front-wheel drive CX-5 achieves an EPA estimated 35 highway miles per gallon.

SKYACTIV®-Drive puts the smooth shifting and acceleration of a manual transmission into a 6-speed automatic transmission. Driving the CX-5 should feel just a pleasurable as driving a sports car. Automatic transmission front-wheel drive CX-5 achieves and EPA-estimated 32 highway mpg while the all-wheel drive version achieves 31.

Finally, SKYACTIV®-Body and Chassis technology built a stronger but significantly lighter vehicle. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gives the CX-5 its top rating in all crash tests. By losing 220 pounds, both the CX-5's fuel efficiency and drivability were dramatically improved, too.

Critics applaud Mazda engineers for their tweaks to the 100-year-old standards of the internal combustion engine, never mind their reworking of the traditional automatic transmission and improvements on building materials.

Right now, the 2013 Mazda CX-5 is the only Mazda vehicle that employs all aspects of SKYACTIV® technology that is available to the U.S. market. Its price range starts in the low $20,000s and that will surely make it a top choice for those buyers who have lost their excitement for hybrid vehicles but who still desire excellent fuel efficiency. Being a crossover SUV, the CX-5 is also roomier than most hybrid vehicles.

Roomier. Cheaper. More fuel efficient. Well, zoom-zoom!

Through Apr. 30, 2012, Smith Haven Mazda in St. James, New York has 2013 Mazda CX-5 available for a 36-month lease at just $239 per month. Also, CX-5 financing is available for up to 36 months at 0.9% APR. Rates are for qualified buyers. Visit

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