Mazda Diesel SKYACTIV-D Engine to Debut in Japan With CX-5
Now, the automaker has mad an official announcement saying that the first diesel SKYACTIV-D engines will debut in the Japanese home market with the CX-5. This will be the first time that a clean diesel was combined with a stop-start system, called i-stop in Mazda vehicles.
The automaker says it expects the CX-5 SKYACTIV-D 2.2 to hit the market in the spring of 2012, offering 175 hp and an automatic transmission. Fuel consumption is estimated at 18.6 km/l or 43.7 mpg.