2012 Mazda Demio is a new refreshed version of its Demio sub-compact car that just released by Mazda. Mazda introduces new “13-SKYACTIV” model grade equipped with a suite of fuel-saving technologies most important of which is the “SKYACTIV-G 1.3” 1.3-liter direct-injection gasoline engine for the 2012 Demio. The Demio 13-SKYACTIV comes equipped with an improved i-stop (start and stop) system and unique features, such as a blue metallic engine cover, blue headlight rings and an exclusive rear badge. Mazda also developed a system named i-DM that monitors the movement of the steering wheel, accelerator and brake pedals, as well as the vehicle speed on the new 2012 Demio.
Talk about the performance, the four-cylinder powerplant features a record high compression ratio of 14.0:1 and puts out 84-horsepower at 5,400 rpm and 112 Nm (82.6 lb-ft) of peak torque at 4,000 rpm. It is coupled to a standard Continuously Variable Transmission and according to the Japanese norms, it’s fuel economy is rated at 30km/lt (equal to 3.33 lt/100 km or 70.6 mpg US). Today, Mazda began taking pre-orders for the facelifted Demio with first deliveries scheduled for June 30, 2011 Prices in Japan range from 1,149,000 yen to 1,621,750 yen (~US$14,400 to $20,300).