backtop


Print 43 comment(s) - last by BZDTemp.. on Sep 17 at 3:48 AM

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



Comments     Threshold


This article is over a month old, voting and posting comments is disabled

RE: Please do
By Brandon Hill (blog) on 9/13/2013 10:30:20 AM , Rating: 2
The non-hybrid, non-diesel Mazda6 already gets 40mpg highway with i-ELOOP


RE: Please do
By Jeffk464 on 9/13/2013 10:44:47 AM , Rating: 2
Yeah, the new mazda 6 is impressive all the way around. I think they would be selling like crazy except that Mazda has a bit of an image problem. Its a much nicer car than the sales class leader toyota camry.


RE: Please do
By sorry dog on 9/13/2013 9:33:33 PM , Rating: 2
The 3 is their sales leader.

I think that would have made more sense...but hopefully will still happen.


"Mac OS X is like living in a farmhouse in the country with no locks, and Windows is living in a house with bars on the windows in the bad part of town." -- Charlie Miller

Related Articles













botimage
Copyright 2014 DailyTech LLC. - RSS Feed | Advertise | About Us | Ethics | FAQ | Terms, Conditions & Privacy Information | Kristopher Kubicki