Mazda North America’s CEO, Jim O’Sullivan, recently shared some information with Automobile Magazine, who learned that the new US-spec Mazda6 diesel was delayed recently because the brand didn’t think the engine offered enough “zoom-zoom.”
The engine originally destined to see duty in the new Mazda6 was a SKYACTIV-D 2.2L turbodiesel, which in Europe, produces 148hp and 280 lb-ft of torque. It can also produce 173hp and 310 lb-ft of twist.
There’s no word on what the new power output could be, but a debut date is expected to happen at the New York Auto Show. O’Sullivan also remarked, if the diesel venture doesn’t bode well for Mazda, he doesn’t want to add to the already preexisting poor reputation of diesel in America.
Source: Automobile Magazine