Mazda is proceeding with their plans for a diesel engine for the 2018 Mazda CX-5. Automotive News reports that Masahiro Moro, the President and CEO for Mazda North American Operations, indicated that Mazda hopes to sell units of the 2018 Mazda CX-5 with diesel engines representing 10% of all U.S. Mazda CX-5 sales. This is a gutsy move by Mazda in consideration of the fact that other automakers are pulling back from entering the diesel market.
Initial Plans Call For Diesel Engine In Grand Touring Trim Only
Mazda indicates that the diesel version of the 2018 Mazda CX-5 crossover SUV will initially only be available in the Grand Touring Trim. Then, Mazda will determine how well sales are trending after the launch of the diesel-powered model of the CX-5. If enough excitement has been generated by the diesel option, Mazda may elect to expand the diesel engine into other models in its lineup. The diesel version of the Mazda CX-5 has already been made available in foreign markets.
The Benefit Of Having A Diesel Option
Improved fuel efficiency is the primary benefit of having a diesel option. Due to the popularity of the Mazda CX-5 crossover SUV, Mazda is likely projecting that a diesel-powered Mazda CX-5 will be well received by some consumers. Now in its second generation, demand is high for the 2017 Mazda CX-5. Mazda plans to outfit the 2018 Mazda CX-5 with a 2.2-liter Skyactiv-D diesel engine. We’re told that that diesel engine is currently undergoing emissions testing by the EPA and is expected to pass.
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