U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has just announced that Mazda has the most fuel-efficient model line up on U.S. roads for the fifth consecutive year. According to the annual Light Duty Fuel Economy Trends report published last week, the average fuel economy of MY2016 Mazda models sold in the U.S has improved compared to the previous year, once again securing their number one position.
The entire MY2016 Mazda line up consumed an average (manufacturer adjusted) of 7.9 litres per 100 km, 0.64 litres lower than MY2015 models. The Japanese carmaker also recorded the lowest average CO2 emissions of any carmaker at 187g/km. To put things into perspective, the overall U.S. market average stands at 9.5L/100 km and CO2 emissions of 223g/km.
Mazda highlights that its strong position as the most efficient line up in the U.S. market was due to the brand’s SkyActiv technologies compromising of lightweight engines, transmissions, chassis and car bodies. These technologies were made available to customers are beneficial in the real world as reflected by the EPA’s report.