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Emissions testing for Mazda's new diesel engine faces difficulty

Mazda began talking up its plans to launch a new diesel engine to the United States a while back. Mazda wanted to put the diesel engine under the hood of its new Mazda6 in the U.S. during the second half of 2013.
However, it appears Mazda is having a hard time getting the engine certified for use in the United States. Due to delays in certification, the engine has been pushed until late spring of 2014. The company says that it's currently still working on emissions testing for the U.S. market.

Mazda said, "The on-sale date for Mazda6 Skyactiv-D clean-diesel has been moved to late-spring 2014, to accommodate final emissions testing and certification....More information on the Skyactiv-D clean diesel Mazda6 will be available closer to the on-sale date."

Robert Davis, senior vice president of U.S. operations for Mazda said, "I know we had discussed it being in showrooms before the end of the year, and everyone involved in the program is disappointed it will not be, but final certification testing -- the results of which are looking encouraging -- is taking longer than we had initially expected."

Mazda had also hoped the new diesel engine would help further increase its sales in the U.S.  Mazda6 sales were up 167% in August compared to August of 2012, but are starting to slow.

Source: USA Today

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Stuck behind one
By stimudent on 9/13/2013 10:18:54 AM , Rating: 0
I hate getting stuck behind these diesel-powered stink bombs. Especially on the way to work first thing in the morning.

RE: Stuck behind one
By BRB29 on 9/13/2013 10:26:21 AM , Rating: 3
These new stink bombs actually won't stink. Just FYI

However, retards with civics that punched their cat smells like rotten boiled eggs.

RE: Stuck behind one
By Brandon Hill on 9/13/2013 10:35:35 AM , Rating: 3
Just bought a new TDI, and it's not smelly at all. Newer diesels are nothing like the ones from a few decades ago.

RE: Stuck behind one
By Reclaimer77 on 9/13/2013 2:20:43 PM , Rating: 4
Cars sitting in the repair shop are zero emission. Ooohhhhh!! Lol I couldn't help myself Brandon :)

RE: Stuck behind one
By Spuke on 9/13/2013 2:27:04 PM , Rating: 2

RE: Stuck behind one
By Brandon Hill on 9/13/2013 3:53:00 PM , Rating: 2
You punk! ;)

RE: Stuck behind one
By L1011 on 9/13/2013 10:37:14 AM , Rating: 4
You have no idea what you're talking about. Modern diesel cars are NOT the stinky smokestacks you (rightly) associate with diesels of yore.

If I removed the TDI badge from the back of my VW, and you were following my car, you'd have NO idea you were behind a diesel car. I guarantee it.

RE: Stuck behind one
By chucky2 on 9/13/13, Rating: -1
RE: Stuck behind one
By Reclaimer77 on 9/13/2013 7:35:14 PM , Rating: 1
If diesels are so clean why is Mazda having trouble meeting emissions standards?

Diesel cars pollute more, its just a fact. Lets just chill with the rhetoric and move on.

Not that I personally care about vehicle pollution mind you.

RE: Stuck behind one
By Cheesew1z69 on 9/13/2013 9:13:36 PM , Rating: 2
Dunno dude...

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RE: Stuck behind one
By superstition on 9/13/2013 9:26:51 PM , Rating: 1
Particulate is one of the issues. Another is nitrous oxide, the thing that causes companies to often use urea systems in addition to DPFs (particulate filters).

RE: Stuck behind one
By Jeffk464 on 9/13/2013 10:40:39 AM , Rating: 2
Common Toyota quit slacking off. All these companies are putting turbo diesels in sedans, and yet you aren't giving us a big turbo 4cyl diesel in the Tacoma.

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