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Mazda hasn't had an all-new product since the spiffy little Mazda2, but that will change in 2012 with the introduction of the Minagi concept-inspired CX-5 crossover. The smallish CUV will reportedly be the first crossover to incorporate Mazda's Skyactiv technology, and, according to Autocar, it will also be available with a diesel and a six-speed manual.

Of course, the diesel engine Autocar speaks of will most likely be a European affair, displacing 2.2-liters and pushing 173 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque. The oil-burner will reportedly be 20 percent more efficient than the automaker's current 2.2-liter diesel. It will also be able to pass Euro 6 emissions standards, which are more than two years from enforcement.

We're not all that hopeful that we'll be able to experience the 2.2-liter diesel in the U.S. (we're almost always left out of the diesel equation), but Skyactiv measures will likely help improve efficiency either way. The promised tech will reportedly include a lightweight modular platform, smaller, more efficient engines and transmissions, and so on.


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      tantareanujellob
      • 3 Years Ago
      If you bothered to read any of Mazda's recent press releases they specifically said several times that they are in fact bringing diesels to the US.
      NightFlight
      • 3 Years Ago
      Autoblog, Mazda has committed to bringing the Sky-D here, and the CX-5 will likely have it. If it does, and it comes with a manual, I know what my significant other is going to be purchasing. Mazda driving dynamics in a practical body with AWD AAAANNNND a manual??? Sign me up. I really want to know when are we going to start seeing the actual CX-5 instead of this chopped up CX-7 mule.
        nardvark
        • 3 Years Ago
        @NightFlight
        If it looks anything like the concept, I'm there as soon as my 6 wagon bites the dust.
      Paul P.
      • 3 Years Ago
      If they offered Diesel, Stick, and AWD together I would trade in my SUV right now.
      arcum
      • 3 Years Ago
      I have a CX-7 and wouldn't mind downsizing. The turbo CX-7 only gets ~17mpg so a diesel or SkyActive engine would be awesome.
      guyverfanboy
      • 3 Years Ago
      Yay for diesel! I hope that this oil burner is from Mazda's Sky-D diesel engines...
      Tony Ng
      • 3 Years Ago
      It just makes me want to punch car company execs in the face when they decide they don't want to bring these diesels into the US. I would LOVE the Subaru Forester diesel. Is it THAT hard to get cars to pass U.S. emissions hurdles? Yes, I know there's the VW stuff but I'm just not confident about their build quality. And I simply can't afford a Mercedes.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Tony Ng
        [blocked]
          NightFlight
          • 3 Years Ago
          @ ChrisH The Sky-G is very impressive given it gives performance AND fuel economy, somthing that competitors don't really do. Don't forget that they are doing this in a heavier vehicle, like the hatchback.
          ChrisH
          • 3 Years Ago
          Golf TDI are built in Germany, which btw for some cars may actually not be much better than Mexico if the part of Germany your car built in encompasses the former East Germany. I was so waiting for this car to come to the states with a diesel. I really want to ditch my 2010 TDI, the damn thing just makes me feel as if I will be left on the side of the road one day. That and my Miata wants the company of a happy looking car. Even my local Mazda dealer told me they were sure they were getting diesels sometime this year or next but suddenly all the talk vanished. Sky-G is not that impressive, it merely allowed Mazda to finally catch up.
          bhtooefr
          • 3 Years Ago
          That's only Jettas and I believe New Beetles. Passats are now built in the US, and Golfs are built in Germany.
      Gator
      • 3 Years Ago
      WTF, when is America going to get a diesel model........ F hybrids I rather have a tq monster diesel thats get the same MPGs.
      bobmarley
      • 3 Years Ago
      Every time I see a new diesel post I skim for these words..."will most likely be a European affair" Fcuk!!
      CarCrazy24
      • 3 Years Ago
      Oh for goodness sake...BRING THAT DIESEL! Manual or Auto is fine, just bring us a diesel SUV! This is a great opportunity for Mazda, imagine a small SUV that gets 35-40 on the highway. Don't think, make it happen!
      Boxster265
      • 3 Years Ago
      Does anyone what chassis they are using for the CX-5? Is it new or from an existing platform?
      The Other Bob
      • 3 Years Ago
      I see no reason having a manual in a vehicle like this.
      bonehead
      • 3 Years Ago
      The more cars with manuals the better!!!!! I wont drive anything but.
        BG
        • 3 Years Ago
        @bonehead
        Good for you. There are few serious drivers left in the US.
        Realist
        • 3 Years Ago
        @bonehead
        Agreed. While I doubt this will be offered, there is always hope.
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