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NAIAS Shines the Spotlight On Diesel

Many new diesel cars, pick-ups and SUVs debuted in Detroit.

US-based Diesel Technology Forum is reporting that this year’s North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) is breathing new life into the diesel market with no less than six auto manufacturers announcing new diesel options for passenger cars, SUVs and light trucks.

“These announcements demonstrate a strong commitment to clean diesel technology as a fuel-efficient choice for consumers, and for achieving cleaner air and fuel economy targets,” said Allen Schaeffer, executive director of the Diesel Technology Forum.

“This new generation of clean diesel vehicles has been more scrutinized and evaluated than ever before,” he added. “Consumers that choose diesel in their next vehicle will experience the unmatched combination of no-compromise driving performance, very low emissions, fuel efficiency, operating range and towing capacity. In the lineup of available alternative fuel vehicles, diesel is the only one with choices in all vehicle segments – sedans, light trucks, SUVs, vans and luxury performance.”

New diesel offerings, 2018/2019 model years:

•GM’s 2019 Silverado pickup: 3.0L V-6 diesel option among six powertrain choices

•Ford’s 2018 F-150 pickup: 3.0L V-6 PowerStroke diesel option among six powertrain choices

•Fiat Chrysler’s 2019 Ram 1500 pickup: 3.0L diesel option among five powertrain options

•Chevy’s 2018 Equinox crossover: 1.6L turbo-diesel option among three powertrain choices

•Chevy’s 2018 Cruze and Cruze Hatch compact sedans: 1.6L diesel option among three powertrain choices

•Jeep’s 2019 Wrangler compact SUV: 3.0L V-6 EcoDiesel option among three powertrain choices

•BMW’s 2018 540d sedan: diesel xDrive option among six powertrain choices

•Kia Sorento crossover: diesel option coming soon

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