Mazda fans and enthusiasts have been patiently waiting for a diesel engine to come to the U.S after the automaker made a promise to deliver one following the debut of the Mazda CX-6. There have been a few hiccups here and there but it seems like Mazda is finally going to deliver on its promise as it announces that a four-cylinder diesel engine is finally coming to the U.S. shores.
The 2017 Mazda Diesel Engine
According to a report from Autoblog, the diesel engine will first be introduced in the CX-5 model and it will likely be the 2.2-liter four cylinder Skyactiv-D engine capable of generating 173 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque in 2000 rpm. However, there are no details given yet whether this will be paired with a manual or automatic transmission gearbox. While it was stated in a report given by Car and Driver that the diesel engine in the CX-5 will be among with the best fuel efficiency in its class, the exact details and numbers have not yet been revealed.
Unveiling, Formal Debut, Price And Release Date
The 2017 Mazda CX-5 is set to make its formal debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show 2016 that will be taking place on Nov. 18 at the LA Convention Center, following its recent unveiling last Tuesday as stated in a report from Motor Authority. There are no details given yet regarding the exact date of its market release and what the price tag will be but it was mentioned that the 2017 Mazda CX-5 will hit the showrooms in mid-2017.
The Promise Is About To Be Delivered
There is no better way of keeping fans and enthusiasts happy than fulfilling a promise even if it was made a long time ago. And with the diesel engine finally coming to the U.S for the Mazda CX-5, this could be the beginning of diesel engines being introduced in other models as well.