Mazda models top US fuel ratings

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ITS SkyActiv technology allowed the brand to lead the list of the most fuel-efficient vehicles in the US for the fifth-straight year, Mazda said in a news release. The car maker cited data from the 2017 Light-Duty Automotive Technology, Carbon Dioxide Emissions, and Fuel Economy Trends report by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as the source of the information.

It added that according to latest edition of the annual report, Mazda had the highest adjusted fuel economy performance rating among the 13 brands listed in the review. The average manufacturer adjusted fuel economy of Mazda models sold in the US during the 2016 model year was 12.58 kilometers per liter for combined city and highway driving cycle. Mazda said the EPA test also showed it recorded the lowest average CO2 emissions among car makers at 187 grams per kilometer.

Mazda credited its SkyActiv Technology’s range of lightweight engines, transmissions, chassis and car bodies as a key factor to the company’s leadership in the EPA list.

“Mazda has always stood for maximizing performance through efficiency,” said Steven Tan, president and CEO of Bermaz Auto Philippines, Mazda’s local distributor.