In celebrating 25 years of Wards 10 Best Engines, automakers were invited to submit videos focusing on powertrain challenges of the past and those lying ahead. This is the second of six videos that will post throughout the year.
The EPA last year certified a 2.2L version of Skyactiv diesel in the Mazda CX-5 CUV, but the engine is not in the U.S.-market CX-5 or any other Mazda. A spokesman says don’t take that as a sign Mazda is waffling on offering a diesel in the U.S.
JATO analyst Felipe Munoz attributes last year’s emissions increase mainly to the downturn in demand for diesel cars. The average emissions for diesels continued to be lower than those of their gasoline counterparts.