Cadillac diesel models are definitely heading to the U.S., said the brand’s president.
Speaking at a recent press event, Johan de Nysschen confirmed that diesel-powered Cadillac vehicles will be offered in the U.S., but it likely won’t be until early in the next decade. Currently, the American automaker is developing four- and six-cylinder diesel engines that will debut first in Europe around 2019, but de Nysschen said that the company “will definitely bring them to the U.S.”
This is not a huge surprise, given that many of Cadillac’s main competitors all offer diesel options, including Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Porsche. It is, however, unclear which models will receive a diesel option in the future.
The diesel engines currently under development will be brand new engines and are being designed with the European market in mind. Earlier this year, the company also confirmed that it’s exploring the possibility of a three-cylinder engine mainly for fuel economy. The automaker will also start incorporating stop-start technology to their engines next year.
[Source: Automotive News]
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