Did has come time for new diesel engine after big emission scandal in the USA? You can remember VW Group who had been involved in the scandal. Now, Japanese manufacturer prepares new 2018 Mazda CX-5 with Skyactiv-D Diesel engine. Thanks to that, new technologies will bring a higher level of efficiency for a compact crossover. Every family needs a similar vehicle with economical fuel consumption. What kind of platform will use? That is a new platform which taken from the second generation of CX-5 but it comes with some modifications. For example, the width is 0.5-inch bigger while the center of gravity will be lower. All in all, strict U.S. emissions requirements will push you to select new CX-5. Furthermore, it’s not all because Chevrolet will offer Equinox with diesel power. This is one of the competitors which will play the significant role on the market.
2018 Mazda CX-5 Skyactiv-D engine
The specification of the engine includes turbo 2.2L Skyactiv-D four cylinders engine with high outputs. The cute 2018 Mazda CX-5 can produce 173 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque. The torque will be sent to all wheels through the six-speed automatic transmission. Some mechanical changes are visible in the engine’s injector. That means better injection strategy and more efficiency when are the drivability in the question. Skyactive-D technology got answers to many questions but most important is selective catalyst reduction (SCR).
2018 Mazda CX-5 Design
The story about exterior and interior is not in focus this time. Why is that so? Kodo design language dominates last few years in the whole lineup. For example, new 2018 Mazda CX-5 will get a better quality of sheet metal, new details, sculptural body look and much more. If you go inside then you see a comfortable cabin with modern devices and safety systems. Perhaps looks classic, but on the other hands also and very elegant. You can just imagine the mixture of natural leather, aluminum and other quality materials. Come and enjoy.
2018 Mazda CX-5 Price
At this moment, it is not known official EPA rating. That can be confusing for someone who wants to purchase this vehicle. Nevertheless, the manufacturer claims with a high level of certainty that it will be best on the USA market. Depending on trim selection will depend and final price. We can mention the possibility that diesel engine being embedded in lower trim levels. The 2018 Mazda CX-5 will start with $30,000.