AutoGuide recently learned that Kia might be interested in bringing some diesel passenger cars stateside, after speaking with Orth Hedrick, Kia Motors America’s current vice president for product planning.
Though, an entry into our market is not expected for another three to four years. This is attributed to difficulties with different emissions standards between Europe and the US. Changing the current models makes for a very expensive proposition, explained Hedrick.
Though the European Union is reportedly working on some new EU6 emissions standards for 2016-2017, which could mean Europe and the US will virtually share the same standards, making for a better chance for more diesel models in the future. No decision is official however.