Offcial Launching Skyactiv D Turbo 2.2L (July)

#MAZDA6 RM 208,739.00

#CX5 RM 166,335.71

Engine Performance…

Posted by Mazda – Sales Promo & News on Sunday, 17 July 2016

It appears that the launch of diesel-powered Mazda vehicles in Malaysia will take place this month, according to a local dealer. A post on the Mazda – Sales Promo & News Facebook page also revealed the pricing of both the diesel CX-5 SUV and 6 sedan.

For the former, the CX-5 will be priced at RM166,335.71, which is only RM6,519.81 more than a current petrol-powered CX-5 2.5L 2WD (metallic). As for the diesel 6, the model is said to retail for RM208,789, an additional RM8,445.22 over the petrol Mazda 6 2.5L Sedan. The prices mentioned here, we were told, are on-the-road with insurance.

The Mazda 6 is said to be fully-imported from Japan (CBU), whereas the diesel CX-5 is locally assembled in Inokom’s Kulim plant here, where it is also exported to the Thailand market.

Both vehicles are powered by a 2.2 litre twin-turbo SkyActiv-D inline four-cylinder diesel engine, paired to a six-speed SkyActiv-Drive automatic transmission. The mill produces 175 PS at 4,500 rpm and 420 Nm of torque at 2,000 rpm, which bests the torque figure of the 2.5 litre SkyActiv-G petrol engine in both the 6 and CX-5 by 170 Nm, although with 12 PS less.

We’ve already sampled both vehicles before, where we took the CX-5 diesel on a near-1,400 km drive from Bangkok to Hanoi recently. We’ve also test driven the 6 diesel in its pre-facelift guise as well, and you can read all about it, here.

However, there was no mention on the pricing for the diesel CX-3 and 2, where both are powered by a smaller 1.5 litre SkyActiv-D four-cylinder engine mated to a six-speed auto. Both vehicles are reportedly part of Bermaz’s four-vehicle diesel offensive for the Malaysia market. We’ve highlighted the capabilities of the diesel-powered 2 in an earlier review, where we took one from Bangkok to the Malaysian border (over 1,000 km) on a single tank of diesel.