The 2015 Mazda CX-3 diesel release has a lot of people talking, and in a good way. Mazda recently unveiled plans to only release the Japanese model as a diesel car in an effort to convince its domestic consumers that diesels are no longer loud and noisy, but rather, the new way forward.
Masamichi Kogai, Chief Executive of Mazda, has big plans for the new model. He said, “In Japan, more and more people are choosing to drive diesels. The compact SUV segment is expected to double in size by 2020.”
Mazda plans to build nearly 150,000 CX-3s at its plant in Hiroshima, and they will be sold all over the world – 120 countries to be exact. It will be equipped with 2.0-liter petrol engine in some other markets.
Mazda improved the noise that has been common in older diesel models by installing a hollow cylindrical pin in the piston that will be featured in the higher trims of the CX-3. The all-new 2015 Mazda CX-3 diesel will make its way to Australia first, then Europe, North America and all other markets after that.