New-generation design and materials achieve incredible lightness and rigidity.
The underbody employs straight-frame construction, which runs uninterrupted through the framework to boost stiffness while saving weight. Key joints are strengthened by advanced techniques that avoid the need for heavy reinforcement.
Front and rear suspension mounting points bond directly to the underbody, adding further strength. Increased use of high and ultra-high tensile steel throughout cuts weight, yet bolsters rigidity. Throughout the structure we’ve worked tirelessly to save every gram – even the doors use special pressing methods to reduce weight without compromising strength.
SKYACTIV-Body is used in the Mazda2, Mazda3, Mazda6, CX-3 and CX-5.