Mazda puts brakes on release of SKYACTIV diesel powerplant
Automaker said further development required to deliver fuel economy and driving performance
RICHMOND HILL, Ont.—Mazda Canada Inc. said its parent company is delaying the North American release of a diesel variant of its SKYACTIV engines.
In a brief statement released by the automaker, Mazda said the decision to delay the release was made in order to allow for “further development is required to deliver the right balance between fuel economy and Mazda-appropriate driving performance.”
The SKYACTIV-D clean diesel engine was slated to launch in Canada and the United States this spring.
Mazda said further information on the program, including a launch date, technical specifications and fuel economy will be available at a later date.