The automaker says its goal for the U.S. is to sell 10% of CX-5s with the 2.2L diesel, which would mean about 15,000 units. The engine produces 290 lb.-ft. of torque and is rated at 30 mpg on the highway with AWD.
Despite European Commission rules forbidding member countries to adopt a specific powertrain technology, central and some regional and municipal Spanish governments have made clear their preference for the electric alternative.
As well as offering conventional combustion engines, the GLB also is being developed as a battery-electric model due to join Mercedes-Benz’s new EQ electric-vehicle sub-brand badged as the EQB in 2021.
FCA, whose brand portfolio includes Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Jeep and Maserati, will pay for the right to count Tesla’s electric vehicles as part of its fleet under a so-called “open pool” option permitted by EU emission regulations.
The European Commission alleges BMW, Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler, Volkswagen Group and VW subsidiaries Audi and Porsche illegally set their own standards and timeline for the introduction of emission technology.
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.