New engine now delayed to April 2014 release in North America.

Mazda has confirmed the new diesel-powered Mazda6 will be delayed in North America until April of next year. It was initially planned to be released late this year, but due to the required emissions testing, the previously planned date is no longer feasible.

Robert Davis, senior vice president of U.S. operations for Mazda NA, explained the certification results are promising and there is no reason to think the new Mazda oil burner won’t pass.

To compensate for the lack of diesels coming to North America this year, Mazda will buffer demand with 4,000 additional gas powered models.

[Source: Automotive News]

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