Mazda decided to stop selling diesel CX-5

Mazda decided to stop selling diesel CX-5

January 15, 2021 0 By autotimesnews

Mazda has decided to stop selling the CX-5 compact crossover powered by the SkyActiv-D diesel engine. This version of the car is quite expensive, so it is not in high demand among buyers.

Mazda has officially confirmed that it will no longer offer the diesel-powered CX-5 crossover in the United States. Sales of this version of the model will continue in other countries, but company spokesman Justin Pagtalunan told Cars Direct that “after assessing consumer demand, Mazda will no longer offer the Skyactiv-D diesel engine in the US market.”

Originally introduced for the 2019 version of the crossover, the 2.2-liter engine, powered by twin turbochargers, produced 168 horsepower and 393 Nm of torque. Equipped with SkyActiv-D, the CX-5 could consume 8.71 L / 100 km in the city and 7.84 L / 100 km on the highway. On the combined cycle, the consumption was 8.4 l / 100 km.

While it was the most fuel efficient engine offered for the CX-5, it was also the most expensive as it was only offered on the top-end CX-5 Signature AWD.

This version of the crossover cost at least $ 42,045 or RUB 3,091,673, making it a fairly expensive car in a highly competitive market. At some point, the automaker even offered a discount of $ 10,000 or RUB 735,325, but it probably didn’t even help increase car sales.

Mazda obviously has big plans for the next generation CX-5, which, according to reports, will be called the CX-50. A more important change could be the fact that the novelty will be built on the basis of a newly developed rear-wheel drive platform with in-line six-cylinder engines.

Not so long ago, AutoTimesNews wrote that the Mazda told about the new in-line “sixes”. The Japanese brand plans to begin production of rear-wheel drive vehicles that will use the new inline-six engines as early as 2022. The new engines are likely to appear in new Mazda models.