Despite the fact that diesel powered vehicles aren’t exactly popular mainstream options in the US, it still made up about 25 percent of Volkswagen’s sales in the country, before Dieselgate.
However, VW will not be making a diesel comeback as Herbet Diess, VW’s CEO, affirmed that they are currently no plans to revive diesel in America. But it looks like not all automakers will be following in the steps of VW.
Scott Keogh, president of Audi America, revealed to Reuters, “Once we hopefully get past everything, I see an opportunity for potentially to offer it on one model, and that model would probably be the Q7 SUV.”
For this to happen, Audi as well as other US-bound diesels from VW would need to be released soon to capitalize on the limited time that the internal combustion engine has remaining.
Electric vehicles are becoming such a vitality to all automakers so it would only be wise for VW to invest into hybrids and electric vehicles.