Mazda Motor Corporation’s ongoing new product roll-out also includes light trucks.


In Japan, a new Titan series went on sale on Thursday at Mazda and selected Mazda Anfini dealers.


The redesigned Titan series has a so-called “eco-friendly” diesel engine line-up, which all comply with Japan’s new short-term diesel emissions regulations: the 4.8-liter diesel engine model is certified as an “ultra-low (85% reduced) PM1 emissions diesel engine model,” partially thanks to the “DPD (Diesel Particulate Defuser)” filtering system, while the 4.8-liter diesel turbo engine model is certified as an “ultra-low (75% reduced) PM emissions diesel engine model”.


Other features include a “Smoother E” manual transmission system, which enables the driver to manoeuvre the vehicle without using a clutch pedal. This transmission allows holders of automatic-only driver licences to drive the vehicle.


The monthly sales target of the new Titan series is a lifecycle average of 500 units in Japan.


The new Titan was developed and built by diesel engine and truck specialist Isuzu Motors and is supplied as part of an agreement for OEM supply of the Isuzu Elf truck-based series to Mazda.