Mazda Begins Production of Mazda CX-5 with SKYACTIV-D Diesel Engine
Mazda Motor Corporation has begun production production of the all-new Mazda CX-5 with its new-generation SKYACTIV-D 2.2-liter, clean diesel engine at its Ujina Plant near Mazda's headquarters in Hiroshima.
Mazda will start introducing the Mazda CX-5 this spring in Japan, Europe, followed by other markets around the world.
The Mazda CX-5 will be the first model of the company's new-generation products that adopts SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY throughout the vehicle, in the powertrain, body and chassis, while fully embracing Mazda's new design theme, "KODO - Soul of Motion."
Mazda's SKYACTIV-D 2.2 diesel engine is the world's first diesel engine to comply with global exhaust gas regulations, including Japan's Post New Long-Term Regulations and Europe's Euro6, without the need for an expensive nitrogen oxide (NOx) aftertreatment system, such as the urea selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system or Lean NOx Trap (LNT) catalyst.
By precisely controlling fuel injection and improving the exhaust valve's opening and closing mechanism, the SKYACTIV-D diesel engine has achieved breakthroughs to resolve longstanding issues encountered in low compression ratio engines, such as poor start capability and lower combustion stability when the engine is cold.
These improvements helped to achieve the world's lowest compression ratio of 14.0:1 for a diesel engine for mass production vehicles. Through its pursuit of ideal combustion using engineering innovation, Mazda has achieved not only outstanding emissions performance, but also excellent fuel economy and ample torque equal to a 4-liter V8 gasoline engine.
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