Is Volkswagen bringing back diesel?
Do you recall diesel? It was the gasoline found in a few passenger cars and SUVs until Volkswagen, Audi, and Porsche were detected employing software to cheat emissions testing with engines that ran on it around 2015. Then it was all downhill for diesel, as manufacturers ranging from BMW to Jaguar began eliminating it from their lineups one by one. The number of diesel engines accessible in the United States can now be counted on one hand, and they’re only available on a few chosen trucks. VW, in an unusual turn of events, isn’t completely abandoning diesel.
In a statement, the German carmaker stated that diesel engines will be used for the balance of the 2020 decade, after which its whole lineup will be nearly fully replaced by electric vehicles.
What will happen to all the VW diesels?
Ms. Dugdale might have driven her new gasoline Jetta to an acres-large lot approximately 12 miles from her residence, where her old Jetta was most likely parked alongside a reputed 23,000 other VW diesels, if she had ever felt sentimental. They’re just a few of the roughly two dozen repurchased Jettas, Jetta SportWagens, Golfs, Audi A3s, and Beetles awaiting their destiny at various lots around the country.
Volkswagen stated it had around 100,000 of these diesels left to sell nearly three years after starting its buyback program, after which it will leave diesel cars in the American market. Dealers claim that demand is unusually high.
Why would anyone desire a tainted diesel engine? They wanted one before the controversy for the same reason they wanted one now: economics.
Why did VW stop making diesel?
“Focusing on gasoline is a VW corporate strategy that covers all brands – Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche, and Skoda.” Because BS6 has made diesel a high-cost choice, we’re focusing our TSI engine range on fuel-efficient petrol,” he said. Diesel automobiles’ ownership costs have also increased.
Will diesel cars disappear?
The ban on new petrol and diesel vehicle sales will put an end to all new petrol and diesel vehicle sales. From 2030 onwards, new trucks, vans, and any other combustion-powered vehicle will be prohibited from being sold.
The notion of prohibiting all new petrol and diesel automobile sales in the UK was first proposed in mid-2017, with a target date of 2040 set as the start date. However, in the United Kingdom, we are currently in the midst of a tremendous push for greater sustainability. Boris Johnson announced the government’s ten-point plan for a “green industrial revolution” in the UK at the end of 2020 a determined push over the following two decades to make the UK a global green leader.
One of the plan’s main objectives is to hasten the transition to zero-emission automobiles. As a result, the ban, which had previously been pushed back to 2035 in February 2019, has now been pushed back to 2030, with a speedier transition thought possible due to increased EV production and feasibility.
Will I have to scrap or convert my current petrol or diesel vehicle?
The change in regulations will not require you to scrap or modify your current combustion-powered vehicle. The restriction only applies to new automobile sales, therefore existing gasoline and diesel vehicles will continue to be permitted on the road after 2030. Diesel automobiles are likely to be on our roads until at least the mid-2040s, as the average diesel car has a 14-year lifespan. So, if you want to keep driving a gasoline or diesel automobile, you can, but you’ll have to accept the shifting costs and laws that come with them. Many areas are likely to follow London’s lead and implement ultra-low pollution zones, therefore the petrol and diesel car ban will likely make combustion cars financially and practically unviable in the future.
It is feasible to convert your current gasoline or diesel vehicle to electric, but the process is now prohibitively expensive, with costs ranging from £20,000 to £60,000. That renders almost any conversion project pointless, especially as EV prices continue to fall.
Is there a future for diesel cars?
The government declared last year that the sale of just gasoline and diesel cars will be prohibited by 2040, with local governments contemplating more measures in the near future. Clean air zones, comparable to the London Congestion Charge and T-Charge zones, are being considered by several local governments.
Is it worth buying a VW TDI?
Despite the fact that the post-scandal diesels are still slightly more expensive than comparable gas VW models, they are nevertheless excellent automobiles for purchasers seeking benefits such as these:
- Diesels are workhorses that are known for lasting hundreds of thousands of kilometres.
- Cargo capacity is quite generous in SportWagens and even hatchback Golfs.
- While VW diesel exhaust has little odor, some people dislike the scent of diesel fuel.
Buyers interested in a restored diesel should study the vehicle history report carefully, which is normally provided by the dealer for free. This will reveal how well the vehicle has been maintained as well as where it was serviced. Finally, compare prices at competing dealerships using pricing guides such as Edmunds and Kelley Blue Book.
Are VW diesels clean now?
The new Twin-Dosing technology, according to VW, cuts NOx emissions by over 80%, resulting in a significantly cleaner engine. “A metering mechanism injects the material into the exhaust gas upstream of the relevant SCR catalytic converter as AdBlue,” VW continues in their press release. The solution evaporates, and the reducing agent (urea) is broken down, becoming ammonia with the help of steam. The ammonia combines with the nitrogen oxides on a specific coating in the catalytic converter to produce water and harmless nitrogen.”
What year did VW stop making TDI?
The Volkswagen Group’s turbocharged diesel engines with an intercooler in addition to the turbo compressor are referred to as TDI (Turbocharged Direct Injection).
TDI engines are found in Audi, Volkswagen, SEAT, and Skoda automobiles, as well as boat engines from Volkswagen Marine and industrial engines from Volkswagen Industrial Motor.
The Audi 100 TDI car received the first TDI engine, a straight-five engine, in 1989. In the V8 engine utilized by the Audi A8 3.3 TDI Quattro, common rail fuel injection was introduced in 1999. Audi competed in the LMP1 category of motor racing with TDI engine-powered racing cars from 2006 to 2014.
TDI engines were fitted from the 2009 model year through the 2015 model year. Up to the 18th of September 2015, Volkswagen Group vehicles had an emissions defeat device installed, which only engaged pollution controls during emissions testing. Otherwise, the pollution controls were disabled, causing the TDI engines to exceed permissible emissions limits. VW has confessed that the unlawful gadget was used in its TDI diesel vehicles.
Is it worth buying diesel cars in 2020?
I was already worried about the future of diesel ICE vehicles. The Indian government’s announcement/news today has only given fuel to the fire.
1. Would you still consider purchasing a diesel vehicle?
2. What lifestyle modifications have you made in order to stay away from diesels indefinitely?
3. Do you believe diesel ICE automobiles will continue to sell in India in the commercial and personal markets for a long time?
I like diesel for the following reasons: mile-eaters, free-revving nature, high torque, better mileage, and the ability to drive for hours or days at a time. Most of us, I’m sure, do so for the same reasons. What are your thoughts on all of these criteria no longer being available? (For example, a turbo petrol with a strong/heavy right foot will become quite thirsty.) In fact, you’ll join the club of single-digit mileage drivers.)
We had a totally diesel garage in 2016, because most turbo diesels were more fun than their petrol counterparts at the time. Today, with BS6-related modifications such as DPF; lower and shorter running; and a desire to start living cleaner, etc., half of our garage is petrol and the other half is diesel, with the petrol consigned to the city and diesels more for longer excursions.
Long road travels in India are just that much more convenient with a diesel, with fewer fuel stops, less bother about fuel quality, and possibly even cleaner due to the fuel economy, given our infrastructure.
However, unlike some turbo diesels (yeah, I’m talking about you, S Cross 1.6), petrols warm up faster in the city, are quieter, and don’t suffer from turbo lag in traffic.
I can see EVs gradually taking over from diesels as they become more common, with convenient charging stations and a reasonable touring range, thanks to their quick torque and low fuel expenditures.
The BS6 standards have caused me to reconsider; I will not purchase another (new) diesel vehicle. I don’t want to deal with any DPF clogging or adblue difficulties.
For the most part, diesels are no longer available in the NCR. Unless the utilization is really high and the resale value is negligible, 10 years of usable lifespan is far too short.
No more diesels for me. It has a lot to do with gasoline costs, not simply the 10-year NCR deadline.
To go with my Hexa, I got a Jeep Compass last year to replace my aging diesel City. My plan was to utilize it as a touring vehicle because my family is large and requires two vehicles. Since then, diesel prices have risen by 35%. The cost of taking two large diesels on a long driving vacation has been turned on its head. Flights suddenly look so much more convenient, and in many cases, even cheaper. God only knows how high fuel prices may grow in the future; the possibilities are unlimited.
I can’t help but think, as good as the Compass is. I would have converted a gasoline vehicle to CNG and used it as my everyday transportation if I had purchased one. Or I could have gotten the ZS EV and saved 3-4 gallons of gas per year. Buying a diesel no longer makes sense to me. Currently, the two fuels are around the same price. Modern turbo petrol engines are only slightly less efficient than modern turbo diesel engines, but they are a lot more fun to drive. At these prices, flying or using the train for regular long-distance travel is preferable. For a car fan, this is a difficult reality to accept, but it is a reality nonetheless.
I’ll keep buying turbo-diesels as long as they’re on sale (easily another 15 – 20 years). Reasons:
– From an environmental standpoint, BS6 helps me feel more confident about driving a diesel. In two years, the Indian government plans to tighten emission regulations even more.
– In some cases, a diesel engine is just the superior alternative (Altroz, almost all big SUVs, Thar…).
– Diesel is the only engine option for several amazing automobiles (Endeavour, Carnival).
– Diesel is the more reliable alternative in some vehicles. For example, Seltos Diesel AT vs Seltos Petrol DCT (robust diesel, torque converter AT) (complex petrol, dual-clutch AT).
– I adore the torquey character of huge diesels (although new turbo-petrols are now available), as well as their workhorse nature.
– I adore how diesels allow you to “have your cake and eat it too.” I can drive aggressively and still maintain a good FE. Even when I drive my 530d hard on the highway, I get 10 to 11 kilometers per liter. I’ve seen 3 to 5 kmpl in a 6-cylinder petrol. On a Bombay-Goa drive, I get 15 kmpl in my 530d if I drive peacefully. A 6-cylinder petrol would get 9 to 10 kmpl in this situation. My 530d gets 7 kmpl in the city. A 6-cylinder petrol engine would get 4 to 5 kmpl.
– More importantly, there is no substitute for displacement + 6 cylinders. I’m addicted to German automobiles’ luscious 6-cylinder 3.0L diesels. With 6-cylinder diesels, there are lots of possibilities (beginning with the E-Class and 5-Series), but 6-cylinder petrol options are few and far between.
– At the end of the day, if I’m buying a car, I’ll go with the best engine option for that model, whether it’s petrol, diesel, or electric.
Will diesel engines make a comeback?
Maruti Suzuki’s 1.5-litre in-house-developed diesel engine in its BS6 generation will make a reappearance. By the end of 2021, the first BS6 diesel Maruti automobile is expected to be released. The BS6-compliant diesel vehicles are expected to cost roughly Rs 1.4 lakh more than the petrol manual counterparts.