Report: General Motors wants to make more diesel passenger cars

General Motors and diesel passenger cars don’t go very well in the same sentence, at least, here in America. And that’s because GM has a terrible reputation with the compression combustion engine that haunts them from the 1970s and 1980s.

But thanks to significant advancements in technology and the influx from Europe, diesels are becoming popular and thus, GM wants to take another crack at diesel passenger cars. GM has a long history of producing good diesel passenger cars in Europe–they were just never brought here because of their reputation from the past.

But because diesel is more popular in this country than ever before, the General wants to produce more diesel passenger cars, according to GM’s Vice President of Global Powertrains, Steve Keifer, who spoke to AutomotiveNews.

Not much is known, but the new influx of diesel cars is set to begin with the arrival of the new Chevrolet Cruze Diesel as well as GM’s new line of mid-size light-duty pickups, the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon. The light-duty full-size trucks, the Silverado and Sierra are also expected to get oil burners soon as well.

Source: Automotive News

Chris Chin

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