Mazda North America CEO Jim O'Sullivan has reconfirmed plans to offer a diesel engine in the United States.

Mazda North America CEO Jim O'Sullivan has reconfirmed plans to offer a diesel engine in the United States.

While the company failed to mention the engine when they introduced the 2016 Mazda6 at the Los Angeles Auto Show, O'Sullivan told Automotive News "We're still very much committed to diesel." The executive declined to give a timeframe but noted "We are still working on getting the performance aspects up to where we want them, and we do have a plan -- an engineering road map -- to get it done."

As we have previously reported, Mazda was slated to launched a diesel-powered Mazda6 in the United States in the second half of 2013. However, it had problems meeting emission standards and a reworked version was considered to lackluster to meet customer expectations.

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