Until recently and despite their popularity in other regions especially in Europe, diesel vehicles haven’t yet win Japanese consumers. This is mainly due to expenses related to the NOx emission-reducing technologies which are required for diesel engines to fulfill the nation’s stringent exhaust gas regulations.
Mazda says they have overcome this matter using its brand-new SKYACTIV-D 2.2-liter turbo diesel engine that made its debut about the CX-5 crossover.
Good company, the SKYACTIV-D 2.2 could be the world’s first passenger vehicle diesel engine to secure Japan’s Post New Long-Term Emissions Regulations with no dependence on expensive nitrogen oxide (NOx) after-treatment technology.
Furthermore, Mazda claims that this CX-5 SKYACTIV-D 2.2 may be the first passenger model in the country to blend a clean diesel with the idling stop system, called i-stop, which often can restart the engine in 0.4 seconds.
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