European automakers have always been a bit skeptical in offering their diesel models in the United States. However, with the price of diesel hitting a dramatic decline, U.S. sales of diesel-powered vehicles are going strong. Volkswagen dealers across the nation are saying that they can’t get enough of the Jetta TDI sedan and station wagon.
According to AAA, the average nationwide price for a gallon of diesel was $2.60, reports Automotive News. When compared to the price of regular unleaded gasoline at $2.67, diesel isn’t looking all that bad. A year ago, diesel prices hit a whopping $4.85 a gallon while scaring the pants off of BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Audi and VW – all who sell 50-state diesel models in the United States.
Volkswagen said that it has sold 3,862 diesel Jettas in May, up from 2,253 in April.
“Things have changed, and diesel Jettas are moving. I want more,” says Casey Gunther, owner of two Volkswagen stores in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
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– By: Omar Rana