Jetta TDI owners, your Audi has arrived. Audi is looking to significantly expand its diesel engine offerings to include all high-volume models, which is certain to include the A4. Currently Audi only offers diesel versions of its low volume A3 and the large Q7 SUV.
In an interview with Automotive News, Audi of America president Johan de Nysschen commented that the company expects to increase sales of diesel models to represent 20 percent of annual sales in the U.S. by 2015. This will mark a significant increase from the 5.5 percent that diesels currently represent.
According to de Nysschen, Audi dealers are seeing significant demand for the diesel models and so the automaker intends to respond in order to grow sales. In addition, the increased sale of diesels will help Audi meet increasingly strict emissions regulations set to take effect in 2016.
[Source: AutomotiveNews via LeftLaneNews]