Mazda has been talking about agent engines in the United States for about a decade, but seeing one is about as accepted as advancing beyond Bigfoot accepting brunch with the Loch Ness Monster.
That wasn’t declared to appear as a Mazda6 agent was slated to access in 2013. That never panned out and neither did Mazda’s plan to barrage a diesel-powered CX-5 in the additional bisected of 2017.
Mazda assuredly followed through at the 2019 New York Auto Show as they alien a CX-5 with a 2.2-liter agent agent that developed 168 hp (125 kW / 170 PS) and 290 lb-ft (393 Nm) of torque. Unfortunately, the agent was bound to the range-topping Signature trim and this meant agent admirers bare to carapace out $41,000 to acquaintance the continued behind crossover.
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Following its launch, the diesel-powered CX-5 vanished and this lead to belief that the alternative was dead. This was acceptable as the 2020 CX-5 didn’t action a agent agent and the aggregation didn’t acknowledgment affairs for one in the 2021 CX-5 that was appear in August.
Mazda tells us they’re assuredly coming
Fast advanced to today, and we asked the aggregation about the fate of the agent agent afterward letters it was actuality alone in the Euro-spec Mazda6. Much to our surprise, a agent for Mazda North America told us “We can affirm that we accept completed acceptance of the 2020 MY agent powered CX-5 and Mazda6.” They added “more advice will be appear at the adapted time.”
There’s no chat on what acquired the delay, but it could be chalked up to a cardinal of factors including the coronavirus communicable and added analysis of agent engines afterward the dieselgate scandal. However, it’s still a bit abstruse as the agent was accustomed for 2019 and, at the time, Mazda said they “worked carefully with all able federal and accompaniment agencies, such as the California Air Resources Board (CARB), to ensure that the Skyactiv-D 2.2 agent meets the adapted discharge standards and passes all adapted regulations.”