Rather than add complexity, Mazda’s engineers continue to seek efficiencies in traditional engine designs. Producing fewer emissions, and enhanced fuel economy, Mazda’s SKYACTIV engines provide performance unimaginable a decade ago. The Mazda diesel will reflect these values, and will provide customers with another choice when selecting their vehicle.
The diesel engine remains a clever piece of engineering which needs to be considered in a larger context. A diesel engine offers distinct advantages in both power produced, and fuel economy. When certification is completed, the Mazda diesel will meet all regulatory emission requirements for the Canadian market.
How does a diesel differ from a gasoline engine? Unlike a gasoline engine that requires a spark plug to ignite the fuel mixture, Diesel’s design injects fuel into the cylinders at the end of the compression cycle, the fuel ignited by the high temperatures created by the rapid compression within the cylinder.