Plenty of new diesel models are coming to America with industry watchers predicting the number of diesel-powered cars will double in 2014.
As automakers continue to focus on improving fuel efficiency across its lineup in order to meet stricter regulations, some are turning to diesel powerplants that average 30 percent better fuel economy than their gasoline counterparts. Currently there are around 20 diesel models available in the U.S. market, and that number is expected to become around 40 by the end of the 2014 model year, providing North American consumers more choice on the market.
Earlier this week, Nissan announced that it’d be adding a Cummins diesel V8 to its Titan pickup, joining other automakers such as GM, Mazda, Volkswagen, and Audi in offering diesel-powered vehicles in America. By the end of next year, Audi alone will have six diesel models available in North America.
Bosch forecasts that diesel sales will account for as much as 10 percent of North American auto sales by 2018. Even more conservative forecasts predict the diesel market’s share could rise to 8 percent or higher.
[Source: The Detroit Bureau]
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