US-Spec Mazda6 to Gain Diesel Power in 2013

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As diesel sales in the US are on the rise, manufacturers who have access to clean diesel technology would be foolish not to take advantage, and leave the entire market to the likes of VW. Mazda, with its new generation of Skyactiv-D diesel engines is more than capable of meeting the stringent US emissions regulations, so they have announced that they will be offering a diesel version of their all-new 6.
The information comes courtesy of Autoblog, who obtained the information from an info card placed alongside the 2.2-liter diesel engine, at the 2012 Los Angeles International Auto Show. The engine itself puts out 173 hp, and lots of torque, and coupled with the new 6’s low weight and stiff chassis, it provides a very fine blend of performance, economy and driving fun.

The info card also said that the engine would make its debut in 2013, on the 2014 model-year car. The Mazda6 is already an appealing proposition, in its petrol-powered form, so the addition of a clean diesel will make it even more enticing for a greater number of people - it will be a niche product in the US, but the niche itself is increasing in size and volume, so much so that we shall have to stop calling it that, within the next few years.
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