Cadillac has been working on a range of new diesel engines for Europe and the US, but now it’s decided to put those plans on hold. Cadillac President Steve Carlisle revealed at the launch of the XT4 that Cadillac is now re-evaluating its future diesel engines, since the industry is now more focused on electric vehicles.
“We have been working on diesel, but the markets may be changing more quickly than we anticipated,” Carlisle told Automotive News. “Going forward, we will focus on electrification.”
Cadillac had been working on a range of four- and six-cylinder engines and the new XT4 crossover was slated to get a diesel engine by 2020. Cadillac planned to introduce diesel engines in more of its lineup as well, but now the plans are on hold.
Carlisle stated that diesel engines aren’t going away anytime soon, so there’s a chance that Cadillac’s diesel engines could eventually be introduced. But we’ll have to see, since several automakers are canceling their diesel engines, like Audi, VW, Porsche and Mercedes-Benz. BMW also recently confirmed that 2018 will be the last year it will sell its diesel engines.
Source: Automotive News