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Mazda Delays Entry into U.S. Diesel Market

Mazda Delays Entry into U.S. Diesel Market

Just a few days before the start of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, announced it will once again delay the introduction of its SkyActiv-D models.
In 2013, Mazda, somewhat following in the footsteps of several other automakers that were about to introduce a diesel lineup to the U.S. …

Diesel Car Preview for 2014-15

Diesel Car Preview for 2014-15

More Diesels Still to Come as Automakers Add Models to Lineup
America’s love affair with the diesel is being rekindled, at least as far as sales figures go.  Sales of diesel-powered cars and SUVs were up 26% in 2012 and it looks as if that trend is continuing for 2013.  While …

2014 Mazda Mazda6 – Review and Road Test

2014 Mazda Mazda6 – Review and Road Test

Earlier this year, Mazda, following in the footsteps of several other automakers that were about to introduce a diesel to the U.S. market, entered two Mazda6 diesel sedans in the grueling Rolex 24 (also known as the 24 Hours of Daytona) race.
Mazda will begin selling the oilburner towards the end …

Mazda Does Diesel at Daytona to Introduce Mazda6 Skyactiv-D to U.S.

Mazda Does Diesel at Daytona to Introduce Mazda6 Skyactiv-D to U.S.

Mazda, which recently announced it will offer the Mazda6 sedan with a diesel engine later this year, will introduce the United States to its brand of diesel engines at the Rolex 24, also known as the 24 Hours of Daytona.
Mazda will run three Mazda6 sedans in the endurance race this …

Diesel Car Lineup in the U.S. for 2013 and 2014: Preview and Report

Diesel Car Lineup in the U.S. for 2013 and 2014: Preview and Report

New Models, New Engines, New Manufacturers for the New Year
With the start of 2013 only a few weeks away the discussion is already shifting to new cars for model year 2014 and more than a few automakers will be launching brand new diesel-powered offerings.
2012 was a good year for diesel, …

Diesel-Powered Mazda6 Skyactiv D Confirmed

Diesel-Powered Mazda6 Skyactiv D Confirmed

LOS ANGELES – At the 2012 Los Angeles International Auto Show, Mazda confirmed it will be entering the U.S. diesel-powered passenger car marketplace in late 2013, with the 2014 Mazda6 Skyactiv-D.
Completely redesigned for 2014, the midsize sedan will be offered with the 2.2-liter four-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine, a version of …

Mazda Announces Diesel-Powered 2014 Mazda6 Wagon

Mazda Announces Diesel-Powered 2014 Mazda6 Wagon

Mazda announced that the all-new 2014 Mazda6 wagon will be unveiled later this month at the Paris Auto Show. Both the new sport wagon and its sedan counterpart will be powered by the 2.2-Liter Skyactiv-D clean diesel engine.
The Skyactiv-D clean diesel engine is currently available in the Japanese market CX-5 …

New Diesel Car Lineup for 2013: Preview and Report

New Diesel Car Lineup for 2013: Preview and Report

Not terribly long ago, September marked the start of the new automotive model year. Manufacturers would show off their new models and new features and the previous year’s models would be discounted to clear space for everything new. While things have become more fluid as competition among manufacturers has increased, …

Preview: 2013 Diesel Car Lineup in the U.S.

Preview: 2013 Diesel Car Lineup in the U.S.

Editor’s Note: A more up-to-date 2013 preview was published on September 1: New Diesel Car Lineup for 2013: Preview and Report
As interest in diesels continues to grow, in the next 12-18 months several automobile manufacturers, including Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler (Jeep), and Porsche, will be joining the diesel party.  In the …

2011 Diesel Sales Report: Market Share in Germany Hit 49%

2011 Diesel Sales Report: Market Share in Germany Hit 49%

It’s common knowledge that the market share for diesel is in the low single digits in the U.S.  Currently, only four manufacturers, Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Volkswagen currently offer diesel-powered automobiles although there will be several automakers joining the diesel fold, including Jeep, Mazda, and Porsche, in the coming 18 …

Mazda Confirms Plans to Offer Diesels in U.S.

Mazda Confirms Plans to Offer Diesels in U.S.

At the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Mazda announced it will offer an unspecified diesel passenger car in the U.S. and that it will use its new Skyactiv-D 2.2L diesel engine in that model, mated to the Sky-Drive transmission (pictured).
The Skyactiv-D 2.2 is the first diesel-powered automobile to …