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Mazda starts production of CX-5 with SKYACTIV-D diesel engine

ABR Staff Writer Published 26 January 2012

Japanese carmaker Mazda Motor (MMC) has started production of the new CX-5 with its new-generation SKYACTIV-D 2.2-litre, super clean diesel engine at its Ujina Plant in Hiroshima, Japan.

The automaker said that the new CX-5 will be the first model of its new-generation products that adopts SKYACTIV technologies including new-generation engines, transmissions, body and chassis.

This spring the Japanese carmaker will start introducing the new CX-5 this spring in Japan, Europe, followed by other markets worldwide.

The company's SKYACTIV-D 2.2 diesel engine complies with global exhaust gas regulations, including Japan's Post New Long-Term Regulations and Europe's Euro6, without the need for nitrogen oxide (NOx) aftertreatment system, such as the urea selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system or Lean NOx Trap (LNT) catalyst.

The company said that with the introduction of the new CX-5 with the SKYACTIV-D diesel engine, it is offering a fresh option to the eco-car market.