Suzuki to stop sale of diesel cars in UK

According to a media report, Suzuki will no longer offer any diesel engines on its vehicles sold in the UK. It has been said that the decreasing demand for diesel cars is one of the reasons for this move.

Suzuki offered the 1.6-litre Fiat sourced diesel mill on the S-Cross and Vitara crossovers. According to the data available, the company sold just 1,000 units of diesel cars last year. These account for less than 3% of the total sales volume. It was also revealed that customer preferences have been more towards the Boosterjet series of turbocharged petrol engines that claim to offer a higher fuel economy than their non-turbo counterparts. Henceforth, the company will be offering only the mild hybrids and petrols on their vehicles. However, diesels will be sold in the Republic of Ireland due to the stronger demand there.

Sales of diesel-powered cars in Britain fell by over 37% last month compared to same one year ago. Post the VW emissions scandal, demand for the fuel reduced drastically. Recently, companies like Porsche and Volvo have declared a diesel-free future for their line-ups, instead concentration on the electric and hybrid powertrains.

Source - Autocar

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