The Mazda brand’s contribution to the diesel market will make its arrival to the U.S. the second half of this year. This diesel option has been heavily anticipated, as it has been available in other countries, like the manufacturers origin Japan, since 2012. However, this will be the automaker’s first diesel engine in North America. It will be offered in the newly redesigned 2017 Mazda CX-5 SUV. The diesel engine, entitled Skyactiv-D, will be 2.2-liter, whereas the current model is equipped with a Skyactiv 2.5-liter gasoline engine. We at Liberty Mazda can’t wait for this revolutionary car to hit our showroom!

 

The diesel engine is an alternative option offered to those in desire of both better performance and fuel efficiency. The brand also shared that it will feature incredible torque. Though the specs are not yet available, the current model of the gasoline Mazda CX-5 offers excellent mileage at 31 highway MPG and 185 lb.-ft. of torque, so it is presumed it will be even greater than that.

 

The Mazda brand, already known for it’s fun driving and great handling, describes the new model as “a smart new option for North American drivers who want both performance and fuel economy,” according to Mazda Executive Vice President Akira Marumoto. The automaker predicts this introduction could lead to the addition of diesel engines in other cars in the brand’s line-up.

 

Though we don’t have EPA specs or pricing available yet, the automaker projects it to provide that highest fuel efficiency in its class.  Stay connected with us at Liberty Mazda to remain up-to-date so that you can be the first person in Hartford to test drive one when it arrives at our Mazda dealership this fall. You can also visit the Mazda brand’s website to sign up to receive e-mail updates on the Mazda CX-5 Diesel’s arrival.