Report: Next-generation Mazdaspeed3 may go diesel

2010 Mazdaspeed3

During a recent technology forum, Robert Davis, Mazda USA senior VP of product development, mentioned that the next-generation Mazdaspeed3 may be powered by a diesel engine.

Davis mentioned that the younger crowd that buys the Mazdaspeed3 doesn’t really have a negative perception of diesel engines so buyers won’t shy away from a torquier hatchback.

Davis also mentioned that if the Mazdaspeed3 does go the diesel route, “performance wouldn”t be degraded,” and that “it”s going to take more than a 190-hp version of the diesel to make that happen.” He was referring to the 2.2L SKY diesel powertrain that the company currently offers.

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