Berjaya Auto Philippines (BAP), the local distributor of Mazda vehicles, has introduced the diesel-powered variants of the Mazda6 and the CX-5. It features the brand’s SkyActiv-D engine technology which delivers the lowest compression ratio in a diesel according to Mazda.
The SkyActiv-D Mazda6 and CX-5 are equipped with a 2.2-liter turbocharged diesel engine that delivers 173 hp and a hefty 420 Nm of torque. The Japanese automaker claims that the said engine yields the lowest compression ratio for a diesel engine at 14:1. Lower compression ratio enables air and fuel to mix more thoroughly, resulting to cleaner exhaust emissions. The outcome is lower emission, higher combustion efficiency, and better fuel economy.
Of note, BAP has been evaluating to bring in the SkyActiv-D engine since 2013. Mazda took 3 years to formally introduce the brand’s diesel engine in the Philippines because of the quality of our fuels. As a review, it was only in 2016 when all oil companies had to offer Euro 4 fuels by government mandate. With this, Mazda decided that it’s time to launch the SkyActiv-D in the Philippines due to the availability of cleaner diesel fuel.
In case you’re wondering, Mazda’s diesel engine complies with global emissions regulations. Moreover, the SkyActiv-D is Euro 6 compliant.
“The Mazda Skyactiv-D diesel engine is amongst the most advanced in the world, and with the availability of low-sulfur Euro4 Diesel fuel, we are proud to be able to introduce the engine into not one, but two of the critically acclaimed and award-winning Mazda6 executive sedan and the CX-5 compact crossover,” said BAP president Steven Tan.
Aesthetically, the SkyActiv-D Mazda6 and CX-5 looks similar to the variants launched last June 2015. Both models come with adaptive LED headlights, lane keep assist feature, i-stop technology, and BOSE sound system.
The SkyActiv-D Mazda6 and CX-5 are now available locally. Both have a price tag of P1,985,000; a P190,000 jump for the Mazda6 and a P240,000 increase for the CX-5. However, BAP president Tan said that the number of SkyActiv-D units are limited due to allocation.
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