Mazda6 and CX-5 now with Skyactiv-D

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAShah Alam, 21 July 2016 – Bermaz Motor introduced last night the CX-5 and Mazda6 diesel-powered 2.2L Skyactiv-D. Present at the launch were Hiroshi Inoue, executive officer & president, Mazda South East Asia, Choichi Yuki, deputy general manager, global sales & marketing division, Reiji Okita, program manager of powertrain development division, Mazda Motor Corporation, Dato Sri Ben Yeoh, executive director, Bermaz Motor and Dato’ Amer Hamzah, executive director, Prima Merdu.

There has always been this perception that diesel engines are noisy and dirty but these new engines are quite the opposite in being efficient and environmentally-friendly,” said Dato Sri Ben.

“The fuel recommended for these models in Euro 5 diesel and therefore, these models will only be available in Peninsular Malaysia,” he added.

The biggest problem for a diesel engine has been insufficient heat for complete combustion during cold start and misfiring during warm up. Mazda’s solution is to precisely control the fuel injection and improve the exhaust valve’s opening and closing mechanism. Multi-hole piezo injectors are used for variable injection patterns. The precision in the amount and timing enables optimum mixture control, thus maximising combustion. A variable valve lift (VVL) system is used for the exhaust valves – a single combustion cycle is sufficient for temperature to rise; exhaust gas is channelled back into the cylinders, to raise temperature further, which improves cold start.

The reduction in compression ratio to 14:1 and pressure has made it possible to significantly reduce the weight of the new engine. It comes with an aluminium cylinder block, lighter cylinder walls, as well as integrated exhaust manifold. The weight of the pistons has been reduced by 25 percent. There is also reduction in friction to the same level of an average petrol unit with results in a 20 percent improvement in fuel economy.

The Mazda6 Skyactiv-D is available in a sedan variant is at RM202,830 OTR without insurance. Available in 4 colour choices: Soul Red Metallic, Snowflake White Pearl, Meteor Grey and Sonic Silver Metallic.

The CX-5 Skyactiv-D is available in 2WD from RM161,529 OTR with insurance in the colour Aluminium Metallic, Arctic White, Blue Reflex and Meteor Grey.