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Posted: 02/18/18 03:06pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Diesel engines are popular in domestic 3/4 and 1 ton pick up trucks. They are becoming popular in North America and are offered in more lighter duty pickup trucks than before ...the Ram 1500, Chevy Colorado/GMC Canyon, 2019 Ford F 150....and the 2019 Chevy/GMC 1500 series pickup trucks.

Mileage improvement, towing etc. are some of the benefits.

In Europe a good chunk of the sedans, SUV's/CUV's are offered with optional diesel engines and consumers buy them in significant numbers.

Why are diesel engines not optionally available in the bulk of sedans/SUV's/CUV's sold in North America ? I would think there would be a ready market for these diesel powered vehicles here.

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Posted: 02/18/18 03:11pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Emissions and popularity.


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Price is higher for something which while having value, isn't immediately visable to the average person who walks into a showroom looking for bling.
For most anymore it seems to be about built in video screens and wifi.

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Available in some Chevrolet cars and suv's

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The whole VW emmisions scandal has changed the landscape . Some cities like Paris are in the countdown to not even allowing them within city limits. Much more oversight now and the whole public image of diesels has taken a hit. There is only so much money for R and D and a ton of money is being spent on electric vehicles by all manufacturers. BMW has some real nice diesel sport sedans. Not sure if they are available in North America.


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Chevy Cruze and Equinox both offered diesels, last I looked. At the higher end, several European 3.0 liter diesels are available, in models from Jeep, Audi, BMW, and Mercedes. VW used to offer them as small as 1.9 liters, but the scandal ruined that.

BMW does offer a 2.0 liter diesel in the 328 series, BTW.





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With the advancements of gasoline engines and lower cost most people will stay with a gas motor. Small gas motors with turbos give both power and good milage, just not at the same time.

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Of course the higher taxes on diesel fuel enters the equation. While the government likes to set CAFE standards on one hand and then penalizing higher efficiency fuels on the other, there is no wonder why we can’t have more and better diesel powered vehicles.





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Everyone begged for years for a 1/2 ton diesel pickup. However, thanks to federal regulations, maintenance requirements for the emission systems and extra cost of heavily taxed diesel fuel has killed the market. In the past a lot of people wanted diesel pickups because they had more towing capability and a macho image. Today, no one buys a diesel pickup unless they have to ave one for towing purposes.


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My wife wouldn't do very well trying to go and find the oily Diesel handle and put the right stuff in the green hole...just saying [emoticon]


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