Mazda stands by diesel move despite VW scandal

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A Skyactiv-D diesel engine in the Mazda CX-3 compact crossover. Photo credit: BLOOMBERG

DETROIT — Mazda Motor Corp. still wants to bring its diesel drivetrain to the U.S., despite technical delays and a blowback against the technology following the Volkswagen scandal.

The reason: It would push the brand closer to European luxury and away from its mass-market Japanese rivals, says Robert Davis, senior vice president for U.S. operations.

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