As a means to set the record straight, Mazda recently released a statement which assures the public that all of their gasoline- and diesel-powered motors meet with each country's emission standards.

“Mazda works hard to ensure that every gasoline and diesel engine it makes fully complies with the regulations of the countries in which they are sold,” said the company.

The automaker also stated that customers can rest assure that they will never install illegal software or 'defeat devices' that can cheat an emissions test. Mazda will still continue developing new technologies for the internal combustion engine in order to further reduce CO2 emissions, while at the same time, still deliver driving pleasure.

Mazda also lent its support to developing new homologation standards on emission testing methods such as Worldwide Harmonized Light-duty Test Cycles and Real Driving Emissions.