Mazda is planning to fit the new CX-5 with a larger Skyactiv engine, in the shape of the 2.5 liter unit for the 2014 model year.
Even if there is no official word on this subject from the Japanese based automaker just yet, the guys at autoguide.com are saying that the company is planning to offer a new 2.5 liter Skyactiv engine on the 2014 Mazda CX-5. According to our source, the rumor has been confirmed by a Mazda dealer in Chicago and the new engine will come with four cylinders and it will generate a total output of 170 HP and 170 lb-ft of torque.
Unfortunately we don’t have any more details on this subject but as a quick reminder, the Mazda CX-5 is available in three trim levels in most markets, the Sport, the Touring and the Grand Touring and the crossover is coming with the company’s Skyactiv Technology, which means that the model is delivering superior fuel economy. In Japan, the CX-5 equipped with the Skyactiv-D 2.2 liter diesel engine, is getting 420 Nm of torque and it’s returning 18.6km/L in fuel consumption, while with the Skyactiv-G 2.0 liter gasoline unit, the fuel consumption stands at 16.0km/L.