Mazda CX-5: Diesels Leave Honda CR-V Unshaken

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The Mazda CX-5 may be one of the most popular compact SUVs in the world but its sales is nowhere near rival Honda CR-V. Here in the US, things have been going south for the CX-5 as the vehicle experienced a gradual decline in recent months.

This cannot be helped as Mazda has confirmed that a new CX-5 is coming out later this year hence many have decided to hold their purchase until the new model arrives. But then again, the upcoming CX-5 is unlikely to catch up with the CR-V on the sales front and this is because of its unpopular offerings.

In case you have missed the announcement from Mazda, the company said that they will focus on introducing turbocharged diesel engines that are tuned for greater fuel economy.

Knowing that diesels are really unpopular here in the US, we don’t see how Mazda can make a big leap with a diesel-powered CR-V. The most they could get is the support of a niche market that won’t do much help in boosting volume. Perhaps this may be why Honda is not too concerned about the CX-5.