Tuesday, October 16, 2012

2013 Mazda6 Wagon Looks Great In Diesel

The all-new 2013 Mazda6 wagon (known as Atenza in Japan) was introduced in Paris last month at the same time the 2013 Mazda6 sedan was being shown in Moscow and will go on sale in Europe later this year. Both models feature Mazda's new SKYACTIV-D 2.2 clean diesel engine which many of us are hoping will make it to the U.S., possibly in the CX-5 SUV, to give us affordable long range, high speed, highway fuel efficiency. They've announced we'll see the diesel engine in the 24 Hours of Le Mans next year. The SKYACTIV-D 2.2 diesel engine is available in either Standard Power or High Power versions and both engine types comply with Europe's Euro 6 emissions standards. The new Mazda6 will also be available with the SKYACTIV-G 2.0 and SKYACTIV-G 2.5 direct injection gasoline engines.

Is the 1960s station wagon making a resurgence? Duh... crossovers. Will diesel catch on in the U.S. like it has Europe? If they are offered in more models like affordable SUVs.