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Mazda accepts pre-orders for diesel Mazda CX-5 in the US market

18 April 2019

Mazda Motor Corporation announced at the New York International Auto Show that it has begun accepting pre-orders for the diesel-powered Mazda CX-5 in the US market.

The Skyactiv-D 2.2 L diesel engine in the US-specification CX-5 adopts special combustion control software and exhaust aftertreatment to meet US emissions regulations, said the company. It is the first time Mazda has offered a diesel-powered passenger car in the US market.

The Skyactiv-D 2.2 L engine is estimated to produce 168 hp at 4,000 rpm and 393 Nm of torque at 2,000 rpm. The estimated EPA fuel economy is 27 mpg in the city city, 30 mpg on highway and 28 mpg overall.

Mazda’s Skyactiv-D diesel engine technology features a low compression ratio of 14:1, which allows it to control NOx to low levels in the cylinder, via optimized combustion timing. The CX-5 with the Skyactiv-D 2.2 L engine—first launched in Japan in 2012—could meet the applicable emission standards without NOx aftertreatment. In the US market, however, Mazda had to postpone the launch of the diesel CX-5 due emission issues, and to add an SCR aftertreatment system to meet the US EPA/California ARB emission standards.

The 2019 CX-5 engine lineup for the US market also includes two gasoline engines: the Skyactiv-G 2.5 turbo and Skyactiv-G 2.5 with Cylinder Deactivation.

Source: Mazda