At the last Los Angeles Auto Show, Mazda announced it will offer the SKYACTIV-D 2.2 clean diesel engine in the new 2017 Mazda CX-5. This is Mazda’s first diesel engine model that will ever be available in North America. Here’s what we know so far about the release date and capabilities for the new Mazda CX-5 diesel engine.
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2017 Mazda CX-5 diesel engine release date and specs
“We’re confident this engine offers a smart new option for North American drivers who want both performance and fuel economy.”
– Akira Marumoto, Mazda’s Executive Vice President and Representative Director
The Mazda CX-5’s SKYACTIV-D 2.2 clean diesel engine is engineered to deliver a torque-rich driving experience that is able to rev to high RPMs with ease as well as meet rigorous emissions standards. The end result is a Mazda crossover that is one of the most fuel-efficient models in its class. The Mazda diesel engine also comes with Natural Sound Smoother and Natural Sound Frequency Control, which reduces diesel knock for a quieter ride.
Mazda’s new clean diesel engine is expected to be available in CX-5 models during the second half of 2017, giving drivers a more fuel-efficient alternative to the standard gasoline powertrain. At that time, you will have the opportunity to get behind the wheel of the diesel-powered Mazda CX-5 and experience its capabilities in person. Stay tuned to the Seacoast Mazda blog for updates about the new SKYACTIV-D 2.2 clean diesel engine and its upcoming release for the CX-5.