Mazda to delay SKYACTIV-D diesel launch in North America


Mazda says emission regulation requirements have forced it to delay the launch date for its SKYACTIV-D diesel engine in North America.

The engine had been set to announce its timing this spring.

“While Mazda understands its SKYACTIV-D can meet emission regulation requirements without the use of a NOx after-treatment system, it has decided that further development is required to deliver the right balance between fuel economy and Mazda-appropriate driving performance,” it says in a release this week.

Further information on the program, including a timeline of launch for North America, technical specifications and fuel economy will be available at a later date, closer to launch.