Next-Gen Mazda CX-5 Keeps Looking At Turbo
The 2.5 litre turbo-four engine with 250 horses and 310 torque that comes with the Mazda CX-9 also fits into the Mazda 3 along with the 6 and the Mazda CX-5. This is down to the fact that they all have the naturally aspirated mill.
We don’t think that we are going to see the MazdaSpeed program for some time, so the only candidate that is possible could be the Mazda CX-5. Mazda might tune the output downward just for the sake of ensuring the compact crossover is drivable. This may help the car maker to boost the average efficiency of the vehicle while at the same time developing a new generation of SkyActiv engines which are going to have the name of the SkyActiv 2.
Along with waiting for assistance from the CX-9, which is going to offer up three rows, the Mazda CX-5 is going to come with the diesel 2.2 litre SkyActiv D engine along with the Mazda 6. In the past they have been reticent when it comes to the use of the turbo engines in the future, however they have been bullish about using the SkyActiv D in the states.
One of the biggest hurdles they have had to overcome is to meet the strict standards that have been set by regulators and this meant that the engine wasn’t able to push to the US some years back.
If it does arrive the oil burner would be offered with the Mazda 6 first and it could be shared with the Mazda CX-5. It is possible that the turbo-four engine may arrive in the crossover in 2017, however if you are waiting for the SkyActiv D then you might have to wait until 2019.