Volkswagen has taken a turn away from its grand diesel plan in the U.S. saying that it will cut back on its plans to develop engines for the market here in light of recent events; however, just as it’s planning to get out, one of its largest competitors is ramping up its diesel efforts.
The German maker said recently that it will focus on its electric vehicle program as a way to meet toughening emissions standards in the U.S. and less so on its diesels, which offered a triple threat of durability, improved emissions and fuel savings.
What will become of the diesel market in the U.S.? Fear not, General Motors has it covered. Mark Reuss, GM’s executive vice president of Global Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chain, said recently the upcoming Chevrolet Cruze Diesel and the diesel program for Cadillac are still a go. (more…)