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 |  Nov 27 2012, 7:45 PM

Diesel sales are on the up in America, with a 25.6 percent increase in 2012 thanks to favorable diesel fuel prices and more options for consumers.

Overall, the U.S. automobile market saw a 13.8-percent increase in 2012, while hybrid car sales have increased an impressive 67.8 percent. Over 100,000 diesel vehicles have been sold in 2012 according to data compiled by HybridCars.com and Baum and Associates.

In September 2012, diesel sales jumped 44 percent compared to last year, its biggest growth month. The fuel efficiency that diesel engines provide has been a huge selling point as gas prices continue to increase nationwide.

Currently there are 31 clean diesel vehicles for consumers to choose from, but that number is expected to double in the next 18 months with plenty of new additions from Audi, BMW, Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Mazda, and Mercedes-Benz.

Even more favorable for diesel sales is the estimation that prices are expected to decline by 3 percent in 2013 to an average of $3.83 a gallon.

[Source: Diesel Forum]