At the New York Auto Show, Mazda finally introduced a diesel-powered version of the CX-5 SUV.
The Japanese company is now taking pre-orders for the 2.2-liter ignition compression motor. Starting price will be $41,000 MSRP, it’s not the most affordable option out there. So Mazda promises it will expand the CX-5 diesel range with further, cheaper models later this year.
Apparently, the SUV won’t be the only Skyactiv-D vehicle of the brand in the United States.
Nothing is confirmed yet, but Autoblog reports the 2.2-liter diesel will eventually be offered for the Mazda6, too. The information comes from Masahiro Moro, Mazda’s North America’s president and CEO. He confirmed to the public about plans for Mazda6 in the U.S.
Mazda6 will get the same engine the CX-5 diesel uses. It’s 2.2-liter four-cylinder unit with two turbochargers nestled into a single housing. The official output numbers for the sedan are 168 horsepower (125 kilowatts) and 290 pound-feet (393 Newton-meters) of torque.
We will have to wait for an official announcement from the automaker and we expect to hear more about the diesel-powered Mazda6 in the coming months.