Mazda Motor is preparing to release a diesel engine vehicle in North America next year, five years later originally planned, confident it can bring in demand in a market that has actually been struck by Volkswagen’s emissions-cheating scandal.
U.S. need for diesel vehicles suffered problems after Volkswagen admitted in September 2015 to installing software in its cars to make them appear cleaner than they remained in exhaust emission tests.
However market specialists anticipate sales to slowly recover starting next year, and Mazda believes its diesel vehicles are going to be “embraced in the United States” just like they have been at home.
In the second half of 2017, Mazda will present the diesel version of its revamped CX-5 SUV crossover in the United States, as the automaker’s “clean diesel” innovation remains an efficient method to help fulfill harder fuel economy and emissions regulations, Masamichi Kogai, the chief executive officer Mazda, informed press reporters in Tokyo.
Diesel models represented about a 3rd of Mazda automobiles offered in Japan and Europe in the first nine months of the year, a little fall from the same duration in last year.
While North America represents almost 30 percent of the company’s total worldwide sales, the automaker has repeatedly postponed its plans to release a diesel vehicle there.