Text: Anton Andres / Photos: Anton Andres | posted April 29, 2016 14:16
Mazda 6 and CX-5 get diesel engines
For the first time in the Philippines, Mazda has introduced their diesel passenger cars with the new Mazda6 and CX-5 SkyActiv-D. Both these cars pack the 2.2 liter SkyActiv-D engines and promises to deliver excellent fuel economy.
Featuring the lowest compression ratio for a diesel at 14:1, it reduces “flat spots” when delivering engine power which, in turn, improves engine response. Instead of a cast-iron block, Mazda utilized aluminum for the SkyActiv-D engine. Mazda says that the lightweight diesel engine will help retain the driving dynamics of the gasoline powered Mazda6 and CX-5. The company also claims that the SkyActiv-D is 20% more efficient than conventional diesel engines.
The 2.2 liter SkyActiv-D is equipped with two turbochargers wherein one small and one large turbo is individually operated according to driving conditions. With SkyActiv-D technology, the 2.2 liter mill produces 175 PS and 420 Nm of torque. It transfers power to a six-speed automatic transmission. With the CX-5 SkyActiv-D, all-wheel drive is standard. The diesel variants now become the top of the line models for the Mazda6 and CX-5.
Prices for the SkyActiv-D equipped Mazdas are as follows:
Mazda6 SkyActiv-D: Php 1,985,000
Mazda CX-5 SkyActiv-D: Php 1,985,000