WLTP stands for Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure and will put cars through a greater range of driving conditions than the outdated New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) test it replaces.
Introduced in September 2017, WLTP’s rigorous tests are carried out in laboratory conditions under strict supervision to measure the fuel economy, CO2 emissions and pollutant levels of new passenger cars. The energy consumption of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles will be measured as well. The new tests aim to give consumers a more realistic picture of how the latest vehicles will perform in everyday driving conditions.
Mazda’s updated Skyactiv engines will of course fulfil the newest Euro 6d regulations, and will include new technology in future to meet demanding emission limits in cars that are fun to drive with clean, efficient powertrains.