2014 Mazda6 U.S. Release Date
For those of you who have been anticipating the 2014 Mazda6 Diesel U.S. release date, there is some bad news. The manufacturer announced earlier this month that the fuel-efficient engine will be postponed until the end of next spring. Instead of the end of the year—when the official release was originally planned—it will arrive in April when the final stages of emissions testing and certification are completed. Mazda will be the first Japanese car manufacturer to have a diesel engine powering a car in the states. Here at Mazda of Lodi, we can’t wait to allow our customers the chance to reap all of the benefits of diesel engines.
It’s believed that the cause of the delay is the strict emissions standards for diesel in America. They are some of the toughest emissions tests in the world to pass, which is why many manufacturers have strayed from putting the engines under the hood of their U.S. models. However, Mazda has gone out of their way as usual to make sure that their customers get what they want.
Diesel is a great fuel source because it is up to 30 percent more efficient than regular gasoline, and it comes at a price that isn’t much higher. This is one reason that it’s smart to buy diesel. Since manufacturers are hesitant about the strict emissions testing, there isn’t a large demand for diesel fuel and the prices float right around those of gasoline. They are more than likely to stay there until the demand for it rises.
Another upside to diesel engines is their durability. They’re built to withstand higher compression and can last much longer than gasoline engines before they require major repairs. Tune-ups become a thing of the past as there are no spark plugs or distributors needed to ignite and power the vehicle. Obviously the oil and fuel filters need to be changed, but that comes with any engine.
There are definitely some great benefits to diesel engines. Mazda seems confident that their new engine for the Mazda6 will pass emissions testing, so that April release date should remain firm. Hopefully if the engine is successful, we will see the same loaded into the Mazda3 in the future. If diesel isn’t for you, your wait for the 2014 Mazda6 in Lodi, NJ is already over. We currently have the gasoline-powered Mazda6 in our new car inventory. Keep checking back on the Mazda of Lodi blog for future information about anything and everything Mazda.