The push to go ‘green’ along with the emissions scandal of recent years, the effects are being seen in a decline of both the amount of diesel cars that are being purchased as well as being produced by the manufacturers.
Recent announcements have been made by Porsche and Fiat Chyrsler that they are going to be ditching the diesel from their production line due to both plummeting sales as well as difficulty meeting stricter emissions standards.
Although the change won’t happen overnight, there has been a noticeable reduction in the number of diesels that are being purchased as new, it is thought for fears about their residual value further down the line.
Porsche stated that there will be no diesel models offered across their range and stated back in November that this was due to a ‘cultural shift’ and we feel it will be really interesting to see how both Porsche and other manufacturers progress towards greener motoring.
The last diesel models that Porsche produced, released only last November, were the Panamera S and the Macan S are no longer available to new-car buyers. They German car maker in fact only introduced diesel nine years ago when it introduced the high-performance SUV to add to their blossoming sports car range.
Following on from the reduction in Diesels by Porsche, there is an inclination that Porsche may have a ‘next-generation’ hydrid 911 in the pipeline.
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