Mazda CX-5 Diesel

Mazda announces a diesel engine for the new CX-5

While VW and Audi may have tarnished the modern diesel’s clean image, Mazda is about to restore it. Announced at this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show is the pending arrival of a 2.2L SKYACTIV-D clean diesel engine to power the all-new Mazda CX-5.

Diesel adherents will have to wait until the latter half of 2017 for the torque-rich diesel to land on North American shores, but once it does the CX-5 is projected to become one of the most fuel-efficient vehicles in its class.

The new diesel power plant will meet the strictest emissions while featuring Mazda’s Natural Sound Smoother and Natural Sound Frequency Control technologies to ensure that the mill is as operationally refined as it is clean.

“We’re confident this engine offers a smart new option for North American drivers who want both performance and fuel economy,” said Akira Marumoto, Mazda’s Executive Vice President and Representative Director.

Other than describing it as torque-rich and highly fuel-efficient, Mazda has yet released specs for the new diesel; no doubt though that it will be the engine of choice for many buyers in the mid-size crossover segment. I look forward to bringing readers a full review once we steal some seat-time!

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