It has been almost a decade since Mazda first confirmed it might supply its Skyactiv-D diesel engine within the US, and each the CX-5 crossover and Mazda6 sedan have been on deck to get this torquey energy plant. However after and , Mazda confirms it’s formally pulling the plug on its diesel plans within the US, as soon as and for all.
“After evaluating client demand, Mazda will not supply the Skyactiv-D diesel engine within the US market,” an organization spokesperson advised Roadshow on Thursday. Mazda will proceed to supply the diesel engine in different world markets, nevertheless.
The information comes as no shock. We have been protecting tabs on Mazda’s consumer site, the place, for greater than a 12 months, the 2019 CX-5 Skyactiv-D was listed as a brand new mannequin and the Mazda6 Skyactiv-D could possibly be discovered within the Future Autos part. Go to the web site at present, and you will not discover both automobile.
The Skyactiv-D engine has been, and truthfully, the entire thing’s been fairly a saga. Mazda first confirmed it might supply a diesel-powered Mazda6 within the US in late 2012, when the then-new 2014 Mazda6 made its debut on the Los Angeles Auto Present. News concerning the CX-5 got here a pair years later, although it did not go on sale till 2019. The Mazda6? .
Actually, we will not actually blame Mazda for the diesel’s demise. The 2019 CX-5 Skyactiv-D value round $42,000 to begin, making it the costliest model of that crossover. And whereas it was, its gasoline financial system rankings of 28 miles per gallon metropolis, 31 mpg freeway and 29 mpg mixed weren’t all that nice. Issue within the larger value of diesel and keep in mind that this various gasoline supply and all of it begins to make sense. Neat because it was, the Skyactiv-D by no means actually had an opportunity.