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November 16, 2016   |   Trucks.com


2016 LA Auto Show: All-New Mazda CX-5 Crossover Will Have Diesel Engine Option

“Mazda’s announcement is a clear signal that auto manufacturers remain committed to clean diesel as a key option for meeting consumer needs for fuel-efficient vehicles without compromising performance or utility,” said Allen Schaeffer, executive director of the Diesel Technology Forum. “Mazda’s success in the global diesel vehicle market is well-documented as they have played the most significant role of any auto maker in the revival of diesels in Japan. Last year, Mazda accounted for 70 percent of diesel sales in the Japanese market.”

“Some have questioned whether diesel is still a viable option for passenger vehicles in the U.S. in the wake of the VW emissions crisis, but in October 2016 more diesel passenger vehicles were sold than other alternative fueled vehicles, including plug-in hybrids and battery electrics combined,” Schaeffer said.

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