It may just make it in time for the next facelift.
A few months ago, we told you that Mazda had once again pushed back the American debut of the Mazda6 diesel, claiming it wanted to make the oil burner perfect for our market by offering a combination of low emissions and the "Mazda zoom-zoom character." Now, it seems the company has been forced to fit the SkyActiv diesel earmarked for this model with an additional after-treatment emissions system to make it compliant with federal standards.
Originally planned to launch in the fall of last year, the Mazda6 diesel is still at least a year away. This means that it will likely miss the current model altogether, and, hopefully, make it to market along with the refresh planned for the 2016 Mazda6.