Mazda abandons diesel on almost all of its models
The entry into force of the new Euro 6d antipollution standard was right for Japanese diesel, which will no longer be approved as of January 1, 2021.
Mazda6 , Mazda3 and Mazda CX-30 , all models that are currently available in gasoline and diesel. But the situation will quickly change, since the production of diesel units is already stopped. From next year, there will only be the CX-5 , the brand’s largest SUV in France, which will be able to run on diesel.
It is obviously the switch to the Euro 6d antipollution standard, applicable from January 1, 2021, which caused the precipitous end of diesel. If the Mazda3 should recover quite easily, just like, to a lesser extent, the CX-30, this loss will however be much more damaging for the Mazda6. Available as a sedan or station wagon, it can only count on an atmospheric 2.5 petrol unit of 194 hp which may not meet the expectations of heavy drivers.
There are persistent rumors that Mazda is currently working on a new generation of inline 6-cylinder engines , both gasoline and diesel. The next Mazda6 , expected in 2022 to allow the current model to bow out after 10 years of career, may well be the first to release these 6-in-line. And at the same time, inaugurate a new platform with a propulsion architecture.
But nothing is less certain about Mazda’s desire to offer a diesel under the hood of its future models, the brand also working on the electrification of its range thanks to SkyActiv-X technology (light hybridization) as well as with its first 100% electric model, the MX-30 .
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