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Diesel Cars and Trucks are Here to Stay
I just got the April 2013 issue of Diesel World Magazine. The main article is the buyers guide for 2013 diesel vehicles. Obviously the heavy duty trucks produced by Ram, GM, and Ford are being produced. What's interesting is how many other car companies are coming out with diesel vehicles to compete with VW which has seen a big increase in their diesel car sales.
The companies coming out with diesel cars for 2013 are Audi, BMW, Chevy Cruze, Ford transit van, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Mazda, Mercedes Benz, Sprinter Van, Porche, and of course Volkswagon.
Toyota and Nissan are greatly reducing their production of electric vehicles due to poor sales. Volkswagon can't keep enough diesel cars on the lot due to increased sales.
Diesel cars are very popular in Europe due to good fuel economy and longer engine life than a gasoline engine. It's about time for diesel cars to hit the US market.
Please correct me if I'm wrong, but I've read somewhere that the new diesel engines run cleaner than a gasoline engine. I personally own two diesels. My truck and a Mercedes GL320 CDI. Neither vehicle has any soot in the exhaust and there's no diesel smell like used to be produced in the older diesel engines.
As more diesel engines are produced, the clean burning diesel technology will do nothing but improve. I'm glad to see that diesel technology is here to stay.
2011 3500 LARAMIE LONGHORN CCLB 4X4, 6.7L HO, 3.73 Gears, 68RFE Auto, SRW, Sagebrush
Extang Express Tonneau Cover (no more, blew off truck)
26-foot Tracer RLS Travel Trailer (7500 lbs GVWR)
2008 Mercedes Diesel GL 320 CDI (my wife's car)
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Totally Stock and Love it!
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