Mazda to enter diesel market in US with CX-5

Mazda to enter diesel market in US with CX-5

Crossover to get 2.2L diesel in second half of 2017.

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November 17, 2016

Los Angeles, California – Mazda Motor Corp. will offer a 2.2L diesel engine in its CX-5 mid-sized crossover during the second half of 2017, company officials said at the Los Angeles Auto Show. It will be Mazda's first diesel engine model in the North American market.

The Skyactiv-D 2.2 to be fitted in the CX-5 for North America provides a torque-rich driving experience and revs freely to high rpms.

"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.

By providing driving pleasure and outstanding environmental performance to all customers, Mazda aims to enrich people's lives and become a brand with which customers feel an emotional connection.

Source: Mazda Motor Corp.