2014 Mazda CX-9 Could Offer Diesel Option

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2014 Mazda CX-9 Could Offer Diesel Option
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A diesel-powered Mazda CX-9 featuring the brand’s 2.2-liter SkyActiv-D engine could be on the horizon soon.

While we know that Mazda is moving to scrap its V6 to use its SkyActiv technology, North Americans have been more-or-less in the dark about the diesel variant making it into a production car.

The automaker has been strongly hinting that the next-generation Mazda6, based on the Takeri concept, will be available with a diesel engine but official confirmation is still missing.

The larger CX-9, which is popular in the U.S., currently uses a 3.7-liter V6, but the diesel engine could offer a reasonable alternative with 310 lb-ft of torque and much improved fuel economy.

Still, the news of a diesel CX-9 refers to the large crossover moving into the European market where diesels account for a much larger market share than the U.S. The SkyActiv-D is also currently available in overseas versions of the CX-5, yet absent in our market.

[Source: AutoExpress]

  • http://www.losangelesmoving.info/ Omer Galvan

    While we know that Mazda is moving to scrap its V6
    to use its SkyActiv technology, North Americans have been more-or-less
    in the dark about the diesel variant making it into a production car.

  • http://www.specialneeds.com/ Frieda Bergman

    The automaker has been strongly hinting that the next-generation Mazda6, based on the Takeri concept, will be available with a diesel engine but official confirmation is still missing.

  • disqus_wklWtp558K

    Diesel and Hybrids are in!!!e Everything is out —- tired of $4 a gallon crap! My lattes now cost me $8 if I factor in gas cost.

  • Stairguy

    I would like to replace my aging SUV. I will not do so until an appealing diesel option is available be it Mazda, Volkswagen or some other. I simply will not buy another gas one. I am also thinking my next 1/2 ton will also be a diesel so it looks like I will be moving back to Dodge.

  • Marijka

    Ditto Stairguy. I have been looking at upgrading my 7 seater SUV. I love the styling of the CX9 but will not touch it until it is available in a diesel. Personally I would love to see the Honda MDX (Acura) back in Australia and in a Diesel.