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U.S. Launch of 2014 Mazda 6 Skyactiv-D Delayed Until Spring

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edited September 2014 in Mazda

imageU.S. Launch of 2014 Mazda 6 Skyactiv-D Delayed Until Spring

The U.S. launch of the 2014 Mazda 6 with the optional 2.2-liter Skyactiv diesel engine has been delayed until late spring because of a holdup in emissions testing.

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  • Mazda needs the diesel to help increase the average purchase price of its vehicles. The low-end, low-margin 3 and CX5 account for over 2/3s of Mazda sales. The other models in the Mazda lineup don't sell worth beans.
  • dagmar3, they also need the introduction of the diesel to be flawless. They've had a few issues with too much diesel making it into the crankcase on the initial ones. Reprogramming the system seems to be helping but may affect the emissions on it. -- also I'd have to say the CX5 probably has some more decent margins than the 3 for them and was the vehicle that put Mazda into the black recently.
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