Gentler crossover

The Mazda CX-5 crossover features cylinder deactivation technology, which shuts down two of four cylinders under light-load cruising.
The Mazda CX-5 crossover features cylinder deactivation technology, which shuts down two of four cylinders under light-load cruising.ST PHOTO: BENJAMIN SEETOR
The Mazda CX-5 crossover features cylinder deactivation technology, which shuts down two of four cylinders under light-load cruising.
The Mazda CX-5 crossover features cylinder deactivation technology, which shuts down two of four cylinders under light-load cruising.ST PHOTO: BENJAMIN SEETOR

Mazda's revised CX-5 pollutes less, but taxes your pocket more

Mazda has become the first Japanese brand here to introduce engines with cylinder deactivation in its mass market models, starting with the CX-5 crossover.

The system shuts down two of four cylinders in the CX-5's engine under light-load cruising. Increasingly common among European brands, it saves fuel and reduces emissions.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 26, 2018, with the headline 'Gentler crossover'. Print Edition | Subscribe